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Old 04-14-2015, 11:32 PM   #1
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2318g deal fell thru so we got a 2514G coming

Well the dealer on the 2318g made a mistake and did not tell me the 2318G did not have a few options we wanted. So we found a 2514G and pick it up Saturday after the install the AC on it. It has more stuff than I need but is a few feet longer and has a storage area on the front. Guess it all worked out!
Quick question, the dealer is telling me I will not need a WDH and sway bar on this since my 2014 GMC 1500 will tow it just fine, thoughts? should I still have them put one on it?

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Old 04-15-2015, 07:59 AM   #2
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The weights are similar to my 2317g. I tow withmy F150 without WDH or sway. No issues for me. I have a front storage trunk as well. It is great.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:37 AM   #3
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Too bad the deal didn't go through for you with the 2318. But the 2514g's are nice. I think he is right on towing with the 1500. I have a gmc sierra 1500, and although I don't usually tow the camper with it, I have without any problems. I usually tow the camper with a 2003 trailblazer. And my boat with the p/u. The reason being is my wife feels more comfortable driving the trailblazer and towing the camper.
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:01 AM   #4
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Congrats on your new camper.

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Old 04-15-2015, 09:32 AM   #5
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2514g is nice. We bought one in the late fall to replace 03 coleman Utah (very similar). Owing to weather/time constraints it goes on maiden voyage this weekend.

I always used a single bar Reese light duty WDH with the Reese sway bar on the Utah behind a Ford Explorer v6. I now have a Reese SC 2bar WDH (also does sway control) for the 2514g since there is too much interference to fit the old single bar one. Towed very nicely on the ride home.

My dealer also told me I did not need one for the Explorer. Wrong. It makes a huge difference in leveling out the Explorer. They also said sway control would not be needed. Also wrong. Nearly lost it once when I failed to tighten the sway bar. (THAT is now on the TRIPLE check list with non-optional wife override in force.)

Naturally, ymmv with the GMC.
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:10 AM   #6
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Your GVWR is 3300 very similar to my 228BH which is 3100 lbs. I have towed the 228BH with my 1500 Silverados; and even a Hummer H3 and never had a sway issue; even on those days where the wind gusts were hitting 50 mph.

However, I did add rear air bags, but that is due to my extremely high tongue weight.
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:53 AM   #7
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Having watched a TT begin to sway in front of me, then flop onto its side dragging the TV into the median where it also rolled over, I'd never tow without sway protection. Is $100 too much for some added safety?
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:57 PM   #8
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I tow my 2514G with a 2012 Chevy Silverado 4x4 extended cab 1500 series with no problem at all. I have the factory tow package along with an auxiliary transmission oil cooler and it tows great! I did add a Tekonsha P3 brake controller as my truck didn't have the factory brake controller option. I don't think you'll need to worry about adding sway control and certainly not a WDH.
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:28 PM   #9
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I towed my 2514g all the way to Yellowstone and back with an F150 with no WDH or sway, and we did just fine. Even in the mountains and such, the old Ford did fine. You should be fine without it, stick that money into something else.
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Old 04-18-2015, 07:44 PM   #10
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Pulled like a dream on the way home no sway or WDH! 5 hours home and was perfect.

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