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Steeljag

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Posted: 02/23/12 05:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If your not carrying water / wood/ generator.........you will be good. If you staying in parks with hook ups you won't need that stuff. For a two week trip .......I really don't see you loading up more than 500 lbs of stuff. That brings you to about 5300 lbs.


Throw in your cooler...bikes...and head on down the road..........you'll be fine!


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We have a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado LT, 5.3 L V8, Vortec. We are towing our Puma 25RS or getting ready too. I towed from the dealers to the house...did just fine. Everyone says, no problem using it to tow. I did buy some mirror extentions for it and installed a Prodigy P2 brake controller.

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The 5.3 Silverado with 6 speed transmission will have no problems pulling that. I've pulled more than that with the same truck. Fully loaded, though, and you're going to feel a bit of tail wagging the dog, and a loss of power going up inclines.

For longer trips and/or going over even small mountains, I'd recommend taking two vehicles, if possible. One for family and gear, and for you and the trailer. It will make towing much more comfortable.


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Thank you everyone for your responces I feel a little more at ease. I did forget to mention most of the camp grounds we stay at has power and water so no generator and I probably would not pull with water. if I do I will stop and fill up with water close to camp ground. and I just last week installed a Prodigy P3 brake controller.

Happy Camping all.

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