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Old 06-02-2016, 07:41 PM   #29
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I kindly disagree with this statement.A longer wheelbase vehicle is a more stable platform for towing,especially with longer trailers.Weight also plays its part.
A properly set up WD hitch helps but is not a cure all for towing situations.


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Past about 120" wheelbase increases offer no significant change in measured stability. In fact, there is a point where it decreases. Same for weight above 4,000-lbs.

It's the lash up. Focus there. 90% of RVers don't.

Other factors about the TV (COG height, suspension sophistication, rear overhang, etc) make even more of a difference.
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:27 PM   #30
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Lash up?
Tow vehicle/trailer coupling?
Weight distribution/anti-sway hitch?


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It's the relative weight of the TV and the trailer that matters. Hence, a fixed 4000# number is meaningless. Same for 120 wheelbase.
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:38 PM   #32
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Towing Performance of a Tahoe with a 25 ft. Trailer?

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Past about 120" wheelbase increases offer no significant change in measured stability. In fact, there is a point where it decreases. Same for weight above 4,000-lbs.

It's the lash up. Focus there. 90% of RVers don't.

Other factors about the TV (COG height, suspension sophistication, rear overhang, etc) make even more of a difference.

Where do you get this information that you are quoting here?
This is the opposite of everything I have been taught in General Motors medium and heavy duty truck certification classes.
Please tell us where your reference
information as I for one would be interested in reading this for myself.

I have over 40 years experience in the automobile business.I am a member of Chevrolet Legion of Leaders,Truck Hall of Honor,Certified in Medium and Heavy duty trucks sales GM motor division.Also I am a Certified ASE technician and a two time Midwest zone product knowledge winner for Chevrolet motor division.

I find your statement interesting to say the least.

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I finally got the new trailer. Major quality issues, but that is for another post. The Tahoe does just fine towing the 25 footer. I have towed it from Virginia to Akron Ohio, traveling rural narrow hilly roads, and the entire length of the painful Pa. turnpike with its grades and turns. There were significant gusts and heavy traffic. My trailer was one of the few not constantly swaying and I was able to pass and maintain the speed limit up grades and hills. Over the last week, I traveled to and from Northern Michigan with similar results. I can feel it back there on the grades, where I sort of forgot about the 19 footer, but it seems like the stability of the second axle outweighs the extra weight for a fine towing experience. If I were to get a new tow vehicle, I would probably go a little heftier, but feel no reason to make a switch.
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Where do you get this information that you are quoting here?
This is the opposite of everything I have been taught in General Motors medium and heavy duty truck certification classes.
Please tell us where your reference
information as I for one would be interested in reading this for myself.

I have over 40 years experience in the automobile business.I am a member of Chevrolet Legion of Leaders,Truck Hall of Honor,Certified in Medium and Heavy duty trucks sales GM motor division.Also I am a Certified ASE technician and a two time Midwest zone product knowledge winner for Chevrolet motor division.

I find your statement interesting to say the least.

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Agreed, as a 32 year veteran factory rep, with too much training to list.....
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.....increase the WB of your TV without buying a new one.

Get a receiver with longer moment arms.

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Thanks, but there is no issue at all with trailer handling. I think it is actually better, probably due to the second trailer axle. No need to make any changes now. Might go for a little more horsepower when it is time for a new tow vehicle, hopefully, a long time from now.
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