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Old 10-13-2019, 11:45 AM   #1
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Armada/Geo Pro 19BH - ok towing combo??

Before I go plopping down money and order the geo pro, I want to make certain the towing setup is going to work. I tried playing with a 12% overage on the trailer (and fully loaded to weight capacity as a buffer) and 10% under on the Armada since specs are usually a guideline and not always reality. Since the closest experience I have to towing is sticking 4x4s and PVC pipe out my sunroof, I would greatly appreciate more knowledgeable folks weighing in on this particular setup. Thank you in advance!

2018 Armada specs:
towing capacity: 8500 lbs
tongue weight capacity: 850 lbs
max payload: 1724 lbs
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Geo Pro 19BH
Hitch weight: 360 lbs
Unloaded VW: 3088 lbs
ccc: 772 lbs
plus I plan on adding the A/C and off road packages, but do not have weight specs on those (would fall under the ccc anyways I think)
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Old 10-13-2019, 12:44 PM   #2
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Your Armada will be perfect. By the time you add golf cart batts and weight distribution, your tongue weight will be 600. Add bicycle rack and bikes....it gets up there with a single axle unit.
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Old 10-13-2019, 12:48 PM   #3
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Your Armada will be perfect. By the time you add golf cart batts and weight distribution, your tongue weight will be 600. Add bicycle rack and bikes....it gets up there with a single axle unit.
HAHAHAHAHAH - a bike rack and bikes .... hhahahahahahaahhhahha ..... are you kidding, I bought a treadmill three years ago. Have accumulated a grand total of seven miles on it. Great for hanging delicates to dry and spot to stack boxes though.
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Old 10-13-2019, 04:50 PM   #4
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HAHAHAHAHAH - a bike rack and bikes .... hhahahahahahaahhhahha ..... are you kidding, I bought a treadmill three years ago. Have accumulated a grand total of seven miles on it. Great for hanging delicates to dry and spot to stack boxes though.
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#1 - Yes, the Armada will handle the Geo Pro just fine.
#2 - I agree about the bikes. Haven't brought bikes camping with us since, gee... I guess when we had the Roo 23SS, and we got rid of that Sept of 2013!
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Old 10-14-2019, 01:08 PM   #5
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You have identified a fine combination. We pulled a 6000 lb trailer with our Armada for 10 years. Enjoy the camping!
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Old 10-14-2019, 01:24 PM   #6
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I'm pulling a 2009 Roo23SS with my Armada. After ten years, I finally figured out how to put it into overdrive. It pulls smoothly and no AWD required. I keep it in 2WD.
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Old 10-14-2019, 01:33 PM   #7
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I'm pulling a 2009 Roo23SS with my Armada. After ten years, I finally figured out how to put it into overdrive. It pulls smoothly and no AWD required. I keep it in 2WD.
I looked at the Roo line, but was not certain of the weight limit for the beds.
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Old 10-14-2019, 02:42 PM   #8
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I looked at the Roo line, but was not certain of the weight limit for the beds.
Hybrid beds are rated for 1000-1200lbs.
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:51 AM   #9
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The only negative is as we have aged, it becomes more difficult to close up the bunk ends. Being able to raise them for closure. As you know upper body strength is declining.
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The only negative is as we have aged, it becomes more difficult to close up the bunk ends. Being able to raise them for closure. As you know upper body strength is declining.
Thanks for that detail. Definitely going with the Geo Pro then (forget age, already have a lack up upper body strength!!)
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Plus bears are less likely to chew on you through the canvass tent material while you sleep, lol.
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Old 10-15-2019, 09:01 AM   #12
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Plus bears are less likely to chew on you through the canvass tent material while you sleep, lol.
And that is exactly why I steered clear of the soft side pop-up campers (that and watching too many slasher movies)
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Old 10-15-2019, 09:16 AM   #13
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If you have Netflix, watch "Backcountry". https://www.netflix.com/title/80018336 You will be happy for your wise decision!
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If you have Netflix, watch "Backcountry". https://www.netflix.com/title/80018336 You will be happy for your wise decision!
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