Originally Posted by Aage
...you won't regret the larger model, and your tow vehicle will pull any 'Stream you choose..
If benjisgal51 is using an '08 Avalanche as her tow vehicle - the max load available is only 1440 lbs, with a max tow weight of 8,000 lbs.
Max weight of even a 25' fb is 7,300 lbs, dangerously to the max allowed by the Chevy published numbers. Hitch weight is probably in the 1,000 to 1,100 lb range, leaving only 300 to 400 lbs for "everything else" in the Avalanche.
Published manufacturers maximum weights are just that - MAXIMUM allowable weights to which the vehicle has been built as stated by the manufacturer.
Are these maximum nevers exceeded? - Sure, every day.
Is it a smart thing to do?
Forest Gump says "stupid is as stupid does".