Safari 28W + Chevy 5.3L/4.10 = Love?
Gotta entertain this scenario prior to settling on a 25C. Been looking at the 2003 Safari 28W for my 2003 Chevy Suburban 5.3L V8, 4wd, 4.10.
Trailer Specs: Safari 28W
TBD... (Anyone know?)
The A/S site has not reported weights for this trailer yet; they do have weights for the 28SO (which doesn't really help as it is likely significantly heavier). The 2002 Safari 27A/B were spec'd at Dry weight (5440), Hitch weight (730), GVWR (7300) but they didn't have a dinette as in the 2003-4. Hmmm...
Towing Vehicle Specs: Chevy Burban 5.3L, V8, 4wd, 4.10
GCWR (14000), GVWR (7200), Max Towing Vehicle for a 4.10 (8200). Will likely upgrade to a 3/4 ton in about 5 years.
Adults (combined 300lbs), baby #1 (20 lbs), puppy#1 (30 lbs, going on 70 lbs), outdoor gear/bikes/kayaks (250 lbs), clothes, etc. We live in western colorado and will likely pass over 10,000 ft mountain passes fairly regularly.
Well, gurus/mathematicians/armchair A/S'ers....what do you think? If we can't do it safely, we'll get the 25C (GVWR 6300) which we feel confident about, but we'd like to buy once and for all (at least as we can forsee). If we can safely tow the 28W, we're all over it!
Thanks ahead of time.
Airstream: 2004 Safari 28W
2005 Chevy Suburban 2500 8.1L