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Old 03-06-2013, 02:36 AM   #1
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Towing with a Trailblazer

this is my 2003 trailblazer I m towing it with this my Kodak 241 RBSL tows 6300 my rv tops out 5500 lbs. with cargo 5990 max ill never get that close never mostly 53-5400 so ill should be fine
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:07 AM   #2
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Another thing to look at is the wheelbase of the tow vehicle vs. the length of the trailer for stability. I was surprised to see that my 157" wheelbase just makes it for our 32' trailer.... I believe your wheelbase is 113".

Here is a Rule of Thumb Chart used in determining how long a trailer you should be pulling with your vehicle.

For the first 110" of wheelbase, this allows you 20' of trailer. For each additional 4" of wheelbase you get 1' more of trailer.

Here is a chart:
Wheelbase of Vehicle - Trailer Length
110" - 20'
114" - 21'
118" - 22'
122" - 23'
126" - 24'
130" - 25'
134" - 26'
138" - 27'
142" - 28'
146" - 29'
150" - 30'
154" - 31'
158" - 32'
162" - 33'
166" - 34'
170" - 35'
174" - 36'
178" - 37'
182" - 38'
186" - 39'

But it's not law...

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Old 03-06-2013, 04:40 AM   #3
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thank you the wheel base is 113 length is 191.8 Kodiak 27.2
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:51 AM   #4
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I have an e2 weight Distribution hitch to balance out the load
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:24 AM   #5
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theses are the tow vehicle I hoe owned or looked at
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i have a ford f150 6 cyclinder which i only pulled from dealership to storage how do you find wheelbase. my dutchmen is 4000 pds. looking to buy newer truck with 8 cyclinders preferably another ford f150 with a triton engine i think my truck can pull like 5700 pds but has 195,000 miles on it
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I Google and look on 2005 Ford F-150 a good source is auto trader.com cars.com Edmunds.com
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:34 PM   #8
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just talked to a Chevy dealer it has a 3.73 axle 5900 lbs. towing
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:04 PM   #9
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That is a LONG trailer for that vehicle, and combining it with you being that close to the max weight allowed for it.....I just pray and hope that you are careful and keep the speed down.
I moved from a 2010 Screw F150 4X4 with the longest wheelbase Ford makes to a 2012 Scab 4X4 with the shorter wheelbase and noticed a huge difference when towing in crosswinds. And, my truck is rated to tow 11,300 pounds and I am only towing 70% of that allowed weight.
The closer you get to the maximum allowed, the less safety margin you are going to have.
Stay safe, my friend.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:41 PM   #10
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This is the best two minute lesson I've ever watched. Check out the size of the truck and trailer. Makes me really think every time I tow



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