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nascarjohn57

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Posted: 07/05/12 05:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i have a 2002 chevy trailblazer would like to know how big a motor home i can tow safely i was thinking a pop up thanks john

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Your thinking is on track.

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Which engine do you have ? I had a 2002 TB with the inline 6 and it was rated to tow 7200 pounds.....My TT had a GVW of 5600 pounds....after towing it with the trailblazer for a year i bought a half ton, the trailblazer towed great in the flats, but once in hilly terrain it would struggle.....I would recommend a hybrid travel trailer, it would tow one of those with ease! However this is assuming you have the V6, if you have the V8, well thats another story!

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skip the pop up and look at a small hybrid preferably with out a slide it will keep your weight down pulled a little 17 ft hybrid for years with my envoy pulled like a dream and it was nice having a bathroom the pop ups are just a tent in a box and I look back and wish I just started with a hybrid

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I had the corporate twin - an I6 Envoy. Our pop-up was fine, but it struggled once we went to the 21' hybrid. I'd stick with the PU or 17-18' trailer.


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nascarjohn57 wrote:

i have a 2002 chevy trailblazer would like to know how big a motor home i can tow safely i was thinking a pop up thanks john


Yes, I know its set up wrong. This was back before I knew a thing about what I was doing. I drove this from Cleveland, Ohio to Pocatello, Idaho. TV has the 4.3 TT was a 21' Prowelr, weight was around 2800, IIRC. it's really pulled great, especially after I flipped the axles and got it sitting level. I have since moved to the rig in my signature, but routinely pull my FIL's pop up. Don't even know its behind me, even on the bigger passes. That 4.3 is a great motor.




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I pull a Starcraft 27BH with a 2007 Trailblazer. 5.3 V8, 4wd, 3.73, wdh. I am close to max weight. I tow on mostly flat roads close to home, keep my speed 55-60 and have no trouble controling my rig. Do I recomend this type of rig ? Definitely NOT it works for me for now but to repeat myself I do not recomend this for anyone else. Ed

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Posted: 07/06/12 10:33am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The last trip there was a Trail blazer pulling a little Scamp TT that would pass me on every down hill run and then slow down to a crawl on the climbs. We did that all the way to Denver and even started waving at each other as we passed. lol


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Your 2,800 lb seems rather light. We used to have a similar sized trailer (21' Terry) that had a listed dry weight of 3800 lbs and weighed at least 4,500 lbs with all of our gear and and optional equipment like the A/C.


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nascarjohn57 wrote:

i have a 2002 chevy trailblazer would like to know how big a motor home i can tow safely i was thinking a pop up thanks john


Yes, I know its set up wrong. This was back before I knew a thing about what I was doing. I drove this from Cleveland, Ohio to Pocatello, Idaho. TV has the 4.3 TT was a 21' Prowelr, weight was around 2800, IIRC. it's really pulled great, especially after I flipped the axles and got it sitting level. I have since moved to the rig in my signature, but routinely pull my FIL's pop up. Don't even know its behind me, even on the bigger passes. That 4.3 is a great motor.



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Posted: 07/06/12 12:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I towed a 19' Hybred with my '04 Envoy inline 6 and it did the job fine. Much nicer to have over a prev. pop-up.

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