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Old 08-28-2006, 10:37 PM   #15
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Anyone with experience on towing a Bambi 16" with a Hummer H3?
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Old 08-28-2006, 10:42 PM   #16
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We tow Lucy (25' FB) primarily with Olivia (2500 Suburban).: that works great. We also tow Lucy with Matilda ('04 Tahoe). This works OK, but we would not want to go a great distance with Matilda in the lead.
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Old 08-28-2006, 10:48 PM   #17
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Here's an answer that is no answer. First I don't know cause you'd have to dig out your manuel find what your vehicle wieghs. How much the trailer wieghs and what the CGVW (combined gross vehicle wieght) is and your rear end gear ratio. Also engine size. Or There a thread from today or yesterday titled somthing like 16 or 19 foot Bambi Which to get. That addresses this question.

I must say though that there are so many variables to a truck that you really need to know the above info so that people that are able (Not me) to can then give you a definitive answer. Good luck and I hope it all works out for you.
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Old 08-29-2006, 02:15 AM   #18
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Anyone with experience on towing a Bambi 16" with a Hummer H3?
hello again and welcome again skip mac....

a quick tour of the search function upper right...

60+ threads with hummer involved...none but yours with the h3.

so if anyone here is towing with one...they haven't posted about it.

most folks here towing with smaller suvs don't post much...

because they get beat up for having such tiny tow vehicles...

i'd suggest trying one of the hummer forums.

the early users are gonna be there and the creative ones will report towing.

h3 is based on the chevy colorado...

5 cylinder engine...i like these as audi used 'em with great success in rally cars.

yours is not an audi. 220hp/225ftlbs torque...those numbers are fine...but

the h3 curb weight is 4700lbs! before options or cargo or towing gear.

gvwr is 5800lbs approx so nearly 3 tons on a 5 cylinder....

not much grunt left for towing....

auto or manual...a first for hummers of any number....1,2 or 3!
towing capacity varies with tranny choice..

axle ratio is 4.5 or so with lots of low gears....
great for 4 wheeling and off roading...

275/75 tires on 16in wheels again great for off roading....

but at 32-33 inches these are big heavy tires which steal power...

112inch wheel base and 10 inches ground clearance...short and tall

again great for jeeping but not highway or towing ideals...

max hitch is 400lbs so the 19 is out and most 16s will be over this figure too...

so again check the hummer forums or be the first and tell us how it goes...

but don't tow up hill and don't go fast and be very very careful...

maybe a t@B or basecamp would be a better trailer choice...

as goin camping suggests do your homework on these issues...

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Old 08-29-2006, 06:25 AM   #19
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I recently purchased an '06 GMC 2500 crew cab to tow my 25' Safari LE. Tow package, 4:10 rear, etc.

The GVWR is 16,000 according to the book. Hooked up the rig and ran it across the scales with a full tank of gas, no water and the weight slip read 12,440.

The point of this post is to suggest that people use public scales to weigh their TV and then do the math. BTW, I weighed my Navigator and came to the conclusion that there was not enough safety margin, especially towing through the mountains of SW Colorado.
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Hi, Goin Camping,

If you're on friendly terms with the parts department at your local Ford dealer, ask them pretty please to print out the build sheet on your truck. That will list everything that's installed on it, when it was built (my truck had its third birthday July 1st), and how it got there. Neat stuff to know.

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Old 08-29-2006, 10:29 AM   #21
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Hi, Goin Camping,

If you're on friendly terms with the parts department at your local Ford dealer, ask them pretty please to print out the build sheet on your truck. That will list everything that's installed on it, when it was built (my truck had its third birthday July 1st), and how it got there. Neat stuff to know.

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Safeharbor,

I chose option B and upgraded my truck. I now have VERY comfortable surplus of towing ability and a truck with 80,000 less miles on it and a full warranty.
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Great. What'd you get?

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Old 08-29-2006, 05:46 PM   #24
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Great. What'd you get?

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I got an F250 diesel. Its more than I need now but if I need more later I'll have it.
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Hi, Goin' camping,

Great. I think 3/4 ton trucks are the cat's knickers for 25' and up. I hope it serves you well.

Hi, Sam,

Just as I was pulling out of the RV park two Saturdays ago, I had to wait at the turn for a fifth-wheel to pull in. It was about a 28-32-foot job, and I was suprised to see a quad-cab 1500 Dodge pulling it. Again, it's not what we CAN do with our tow vehicles on the straight and level, but what we SHOULD do to ensure that the TV matches the load -- in all respects.


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HERE, 2airishuman, keep this to give away.
hi driftwood,

thanks for reminding me of that nifty psa.

i've always enjoyed the gprime.net stuff...
there are some very funny files on that page.

what would be a cool action here is...

when ever someone hit the 'new thread' button...
that nifty reminder auto loaded and played...

http://gprime.net/flash.php/postingandyou

as you can see my post above was edited....
'when a new member askes a repetitive question, you don't have to remind him to use the search function over and over'

so as much as i like the 'use the search' psa....
well it looks like that is now forbidden too...

as for mr skip mac above, he/she/it has now post again asking about a trailer too big for the hummer in question....

COULD THIS BE a a well know fishing technique where long lines and hooks hand off the boat as it moves through the water?

instead of editing my useful post wouldn't it be more useful to delete these posts that are looking for bites? same basic query over on other rv forums has been quickly nipped.

net result here is degrading a basically useful thread into something else...

and goin camping, who was sincere in asking the original question was prompted (i think) into doing a little research. it would seem deciding the 150 wasn't up to the task, moving on to a superduty psd.

will the hummer fisherman do the same? unlikely.


i will add that i stopped by the h dealer in my hood. the 3 is so tall and short and narrow....

also any modification of the factory receiver will be a BIG ISSUE,
because the muffer box is located UNDER IT, cross wise...like the old vw beatles...


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So, do you think this bumps off the 16' Bambi, too?
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hi lamar...

well IF the '3 in question is manual tranny absolutely!

even the auto will be close....

the very base 16 international makes it...but the ccd or other models...no

and thats still without options on either the trailer or h'3...

of course many creative folks here tow with all sorts of unusual combos...

and i enjoy learning from those folks who do this...

perhaps we will find out soon...

but i still wonder if this isn't a phishy post...

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