Originally Posted by RTurnConn
I opted to go with the Suburban 2500, bought one today from Hendrick Chevy in Cary, NC; great people if you are looking for a TV. Towed the Limited back from northern Ohio to central Virginia yesterday with the 08 Tahoe (5.3L/373). It did fine except for the long hills in WVA. Worked pretty hard on those and the trans heated up pretty badly. On the straight, hardly knew I had the trailer behind me. Have it hooked to a sway bar and felt no sway from trucks passing me......very happy with the run and I am sure I will be happy with the 2500 Burb. We plan a 5-6 week trip to the west and southwest next year; looking forward to it.
I think you made the right choice. The 1500
can pull but it would not have had the GAWR to avoid overloading the rear axle. After multiple trips through the scales and several adjustments to the WD hitch I have reluctantly concluded that my F150 (which can tow 11500 lbs) is not suitable for my 27' International. I have two kids and a dog, and with all their stuff in the back plus the trailer there is no possible way to load distribute enough hitch weight to get the rear axle load under the GAWR. I'm beginning to suspect that with a few bicycles, the generator, four adults and a full tank of gas my 1\2 ton is probably close to the payload limit already.