Originally Posted by subfan1
We have a Tahoeand tow a 19 International and it does a very good job towing. You must have a 4X4 because according to the specs the 2wd has a rating of 6200lbs.
Either way you would be at the max rating for your set up. As you know you need to figure out how many people are travelling with you and lower the rating by that weight.
What type of hitch are you using for your current set up? We have a Equalizer brand hitch and had to buy the 12 inch drop to get it levelled as much as possible, and were still a bit nose high on the trailer.
Thanks for the replies guys. Yes, the Yukon is a 4WD. I, too, just love towing the 19 footer behind it. I did get a hitch with a 12" drop and it seems to ride pretty level. The dealer put it on when I bought the AS. I've never felt any sway, but can't recall the make of the hitch off the top of my head.
Part of what I like about the 23 foot international is the dual axels. I would like to take a cross country trip in a year or two and the dual axels and the little bit of extra open space would be desirable. I too have always heard (this is the only RV I have ever towed) that you have to take the passenger weight - around 350 lb. - and other gear (2 Honda Generators when boondocking) plus the clothes water food, etc. into account when thinking about vehicle weight. Judging by GMC and AS specs, this would be awfully close. I always like the idea of exceeding the tow specs and, to tell the truth, I always view them with a bit of skepticism since there doesn't appear to be a standard.
I bet the 23' would tow better than the single axel 19', it's just that with a UVW of around 4850 lb. there isn't much room to play. I really don't want to buy a new/used tow vehicle.
Again, thanks very much for the input. I appreciate it and hope that, as I gain experience, I'll be able to pass it along to other, too.