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Old 01-24-2021, 10:31 PM   #1
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Anyone towing Geo Pro 19FD with 2019 Acadia Denali.
Dry TT = 3220 lbs
TV Max = 4000 lbs
TV Hitch max = 500 lbs

Wonder about any towing issues with this set up. Will have WDH and keep cargo < 400 lbs of “Stuff”.
any advice?
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Old 01-24-2021, 10:51 PM   #2
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Anyone towing Geo Pro 19FD with 2019 Acadia Denali.
Dry TT = 3220 lbs
TV Max = 4000 lbs
TV Hitch max = 500 lbs

Wonder about any towing issues with this set up. Will have WDH and keep cargo &lt; 400 lbs of “Stuff”.
any advice?
Thanks
Are you sure on those numbers?
Usually the max hitch weight weight is 10% of the max tow weight. If you're using a number on the hitch receiver itself, that's the rating for the receiver itself, not what your Acadia is rated for.
Plus the 4000lbs towing capacity is ONLY if it has the V92 Max Trailering package. The 2019 GMC Towing guide says the max tongue can only be 10-15% of the trailer's loaded weight.
Also you're making a common newbie mistake by using fictional dry weight numbers.
Once you add the weight of batteries, factory options, water and cargo to the fictional dry tongue weight of 418lbs, you'll easily be over the Acadia's max capacity.
https://forestriverinc.com/rvs/trave...pro/G19FD/3574
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Old 01-24-2021, 11:09 PM   #3
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Thank you. Yes new to this. So the Acadia tow pkg states 4000 max which I know I cannot exceed. The dry weight of the TT (which I know is not what I should go off of) is 3220 lbs.
My hitch sticker says 500 lb Max for hitch weight but my manual says 400 lbs.
so i assume I need to keep everything ess than 4000 gross with cargo, batteries, propane etc
Thanks you, just going off numbers I have been given.
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Thank you much appreciated. Yes it has the V92 pkg
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Old 01-24-2021, 11:37 PM   #5
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Thank you. Yes new to this. So the Acadia tow pkg states 4000 max which I know I cannot exceed. The dry weight of the TT (which I know is not what I should go off of) is 3220 lbs.
My hitch sticker says 500 lb Max for hitch weight but my manual says 400 lbs.
so i assume I need to keep everything ess than 4000 gross with cargo, batteries, propane etc
Thanks you, just going off numbers I have been given.
No, you've already exceeded the max hitch weight since the fictional dry tongue weight is already over that at 418lbs.
Did you not read this paragraph in my earlier post:

"Once you add the weight of batteries, factory options, water and cargo to the fictional dry tongue weight of 418lbs, you'll easily be over the Acadia's max capacity."
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Old 01-25-2021, 12:01 AM   #6
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Bikendan is correct. I own a Micro-Lite 19fd which is practically the exact same TT as the Geo Pro 19fd. My advertised (dry) hitch weight is 398lbs. Ready to camp it actually weighs (measured) 540lbs.

The Geo Pro is a nice camper, but you've got the wrong vehicle to tow it.
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This trailer is easily over 500 lbs on the tongue ready for travel. I gave up on idea of using a mid sized SUV to tow it with.
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Old 01-26-2021, 08:26 PM   #8
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Thanks all for the advice
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