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Thank you for additional advice and suggestions!

Huntindog I didn’t look for the payload, but our intention is to stay well under the 6500 lbs with only 2 of us in the vehicle. We will not be carrying anything heavy, other than humans, in the SUV.


OK. Just so you realize that the towing capacity is pretty much a marketing number. It is for certain lashup conditions, that a TT will not fit under.
Generally because you run out of payload long before you can hit the tow rating



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We have always been concerned about weight as we started in 1988 with a 1965 Chevy Van, flat front, installed a stroker 292 6cyl with TH350, headers, weber 2 bbl carb, etc. Towed with that several years and 90,000 miles. Had a 30' 2000 Trail Lite for a while and were amazed how easy it towed. Then went thru a whole bunch of other brands we were never really satisfied with. After over extending ourselves buying a bunch of new TT's, we started buying used cause I like to repair and fix them up. For our "ultimate" TT the DW spent about a year on the computer looking for a Trail Lite or Trail Cruiser, they are truly light. We found a 2005 26' Cruiser with a walk around queen bed. Then came across a better 2005 28' Cruiser with a rear door and better floor plan, with the walk around queen. I weighed it probably half full of stuff, propane, etc. it weighed 4100 pounds semi-loaded. Incredible for a 28 footer. We have been towing with a '94 GMC Suburban that originally had a low compression 350 and it struggled with anything it towed. Last year dropped a 383 stroker with dual exhaust and headers in it, now can go as fast as I want and it will pull most mountain passes in 3rd and steeper ones in 2nd. Still gets 10 mpg towing, 13 running solo. Used to pull a very heavy dual slide 30' Arctic Fox with a 88 Suburban with a 454, would get as low as 6 mpg (the 383 is more powerful). That was dumb. Don't feel The Trail Cruiser much back there, and with Equal--i-zer hitch tows straight and rock solid, no swaying at all. Longer trailers sway less than short ones, ask me how I know. I'd recommend looking for R Vision products for great floor plans and ease of towing. Oh yeah, the Burb weighs 6,000 lbs so the tail doesn't wag the dog.


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