Hi and welcome. Congrats. Those are beautiful trailers. Pictures would be great (hint!!).
You sound excited as you should! Please donít let this info rain on your parade or overwhelm you - just some things to think about as you said you have no experience with towing a trailer and donít want to kill yourself or others (a very good sign! some dive in with no awareness at all!).
So this group can help you figure things out. Iíll offer some thoughts to get started.
I suspect it may be borderline to safely tow it with your 96 suburban but the best way to know for sure is to gather some data including:
- tow rating for the burb
- axle capacities of the burb
- hitch weight rating of the burb
- weight of any cargo/gear youíd be carrying in the burb in addition to yourself as the driver and a full tank of gas on board
- max weight (GVWR) of the streak
- tongue weight of the streak when loaded for camping
Most of that can be gathered from user manuals and placards on the burb and streak.
Letís say the tow rating is (Iím guessing) 5000# and the streak comes in at 6000# (guessing here too just for example). If it were me, Iíd stop right there. I mean if the streak was 5001# I might be willing to try it (though I personally like to have more headroom as a margin even if not technically required) - but being 25% over a weight limit would be a non-starter for me.
So start with as many of those data points as you can and you can get better insight on your question.
As for your never having towed a trailer, Iíll share something that worked great for my wife and me. We bought our first ever trailer in 2013. Never towed a thing in our lives before then. We signed up for a weekend long RV Safe Driver training course at a local CDL (Commercial Drivers License) facility. Best money we ever spent. Thereís other ways to learn too but sharing what worked best for us.
Good luck and happy, safe camping and travels to you!