Originally Posted by boubay88
I'm currently looking for a new tow vehicle. I have a 2010 HTT Export-17ft. Weighs in around 2900lbs. I looked at a Chevy Colorado Crew Cab for the passenger room, and as a second family vehicle, I will need it. The truck is rated for 5,000lbs, so I know it will pull. My question is; its a short bed/wheel base truck, should I be concerned about this? The HTT is also equipped with brakes and I have a brake controller.
Brakes are pretty much a given, nowadays. Good Call. 3,000# trailer and 5,000 capacity tow...Still within decent safety margin.
WDH? It'll help when you go past 1/2 capacity of the tow.
Now for details:
, the longer the tow, the easier it is on the highway. Balance that against maneuverability when you are backing the trailer into a campsite.
What about total cargo? You didn't mention payload capacity. The trailer's tongue weight, plus the driver and passengers, plus all of their stuff has to be under the max payload of the tow. Check that before plunking down the bux.
Looks like a decent choice. But do you really want to be seen in public driving a Chevy?