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3/4 ton Suburban/Yukon XL or a 3/4 ton full size van minimum. No way with an Expy EL. That is a huge trailer to drag down the road.
eric james 07/05/13 09:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Adjusting equalizer bars

Add a washer and drop a link or two.
eric james 06/22/13 07:59am Towing
RE: 2003 Yukon XL Towing Capacity

I would shop dry camper weights no more than 6000 lbs. I wouldn't recommend being over 6500 lbs loaded for flat land towing. Mountain much less. Look for 5000-5500 lbs and be happier.
eric james 06/15/13 07:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Getting started....tow vehicle recommendations....PLEASE!

I'm towing a 6000 lb loaded trailer with my Expedition and a family of four. Pretty much as big as the truck can handle by hitch capacity, payload, wheelbase etc. With a typical 23'trailer I don't think you can go wrong with an Expy unless you have five kids. My previous trailer was 26' and 4200 lbs. It was a breeze to tow compare to the current trailer.
eric james 06/15/13 07:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Weights with the new truck came out pretty good

Hey Paul - looks like you have it dialed in!
eric james 05/07/13 01:03pm Towing
RE: Ford Explorer for towing

I would skip the midsize SUV and go with an Expedition or Tahoe/Yukon for a 26' trailer and that weight. My previous trailer was a 4200# TrailCruiser 26BH. Really was a nice towing experience with my Expedition. The newer ones would be even better.
eric james 05/01/13 02:15pm Towing
RE: New to towing, need some schooling.

I think you'll be ok with the information I found trolling on the internet. Not great but not out of control. Dry weight is 5000 lbs and a GVWR of 11000 lbs. Typical toyhauler. Your buddies 6700 lb load weight seems logical. That TH has a 110 gal water tank! So obviously don't fill it up. TH will have a heavy tongue weight until you put your toys in the back. Length of the trailer isn't bad but it sure is tall! You still need to keep a eye on that tongue weight with an 860 capacity. http://tlautosales.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/attitude21ak03.jpg height=400 As mentioned, get a really good WD hitch with built in sway control. Pump up the tire to max PSI, turn off the overdrive and stay below 65 mph. Setting up the WD hitch correctly will be key. A lot of good video instruction here (see top of this forum)
eric james 04/28/13 07:26am Towing
RE: Finally was able to weigh everything.

That's good truck choice to max out. :) Ballpark 2400 payload, you're at 2900 10000 GVWR, you're at 10650 That long box it pretty convenient for those toys! That Cummins is a beast for power. My in-laws are running their 3500 Cummins at 20,000 GCVWR and right at GVWR all the time. Tugging at 10 mpg without an issue.
eric james 04/20/13 04:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dump Station Etiquette

I run my slide out and usually rinse my black tank with a couple five gallon bucket tidal waves. I move pretty quickly. Some folks are painfully slow with just dumping water. Part of the experience.
eric james 04/20/13 03:53pm Travel Trailers
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