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Old 10-12-2014, 08:41 AM   #15
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Your fine, as the posters above are recommending. Don't listen to morons.

LOL, brilliant.

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Old 10-12-2014, 11:29 PM   #16
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More than capable for the task, brakes are more than good enough too.


Trailer brakes are pretty reliable, a simple rule regarding them is to test them every time you start driving, and if they don't work, stop and fix them.

Even so, I haven't seen a vehicle made in the last few decades that was not capable of locking every tire down under any condition. If you were to lose trailer brakes, the limiting factor is not going to be lack of brakes, but lack of traction.

In this regard your Tahoe is as good as any 3/4 ton truck and many one ton trucks.

The fact that I am opinionated does not presuppose that I am wrong......

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Old 10-13-2014, 04:13 AM   #17
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enjoy - no worries

Plenty of truck!

I tow a 25' FB with a old 1/2 ton. It has a 4.2L V6 which requires use of 3rd gear in the mountains.

It was a stock truck when we bought the Airstream. I put on a good brake controller then towed for a while to see how it did. Ended up adding larger diameter load E range tires. Then changed the rear axle gear to 4.30 and put on Monroe sense-matic shocks.

The rear gear change was a huge improvement.

It runs Redline synthetic lubricants.

I also tow it with a 3/4 ton truck which has a bigger motor but is definitely a bit more truck than the Airstream needs.

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