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Old 11-16-2015, 04:47 PM   #11
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I have a 2015 and love it......tow with a Ram 1500 that can tow 7900 and have no issues at all......even climbing mountains......good luck
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Old 11-19-2015, 03:24 PM   #12
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Our TT is a couple of feet shorter than what you are looking at, and I didn't like towing it with our Tahoe nearly as much as I do with the CC Silverado... night and day difference due to the wheelbase. Not saying you can't live with it for awhile, but you will be much better off with a long wheelbase truck.
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Old 11-19-2015, 04:35 PM   #13
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I towed a 26BH briefly with a Tahoe, albeit a 2004 which still had the 4 speed, and it didn't take long to upgrade. We were right at the payload with 2 adults and 2 kids <40lbs. My 26 BH once loaded but dry had a TW ~800#, the brochure was 500#. Again my issue was the 4 speed, a newer 6 speed is no doubt better so I won't condem your TV based on the information provided.

I will take a different opinion than most on new vs used however. I have done it both ways, and will never go new again for a couple reasons. Number one is price & depreciation; I don't finance so I don't consider the purchase based on a monthly payment and looking at a 2 yr old in my case for >50% off MSRP and 25% better than the best I could negotiate for a new unit was a no brainer to me. Depending on if you want to look at savings from MSRP or the best negotiated price I could do, $6500 - $15000 savings will pay for a lot of repairs.

Secondly most of us don't know what we don't know and RVs are very rarely held as long as one thinks when they buy it. I sold my first one in 2 years, the forum is full of folks looking to get out or upgrade in 1-3 years. Owning a TT free of a loan at a much lower cost allows me the flexibility to trade RVs much easier. If you are confident that this is the unit for you and you will keep it and use it for 8-10 years then by all means buy new, if not let someone else take the depreciation and you get the value out of it.
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Old 11-21-2015, 05:00 AM   #14
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I agree with Club House. I did a lot of work and research. I ended up getting a 2013 White Hawk 28DSBH for $15,000 off private seller. This made the decision to buy used a no brainer given that it was almost 10,000 cheaper. I feel like my efforts have paid off and I do not think I would have gotten that price if it were not the week before Thanksgiving. The unit is in perfect shape and has every possible option.
I towed it home. The Tahoe did not have any issues but my concern is the 2015 Tahoe has very short mirrors. You cannot see to back it up. Chevy stated that they do not have an adaption set for it yet as it is newer. ( This truck has been out for almost 2 years). I ordered a universal mirror extension. I am hoping that it works as the mirror system on the new Tahoe has been my biggest issue.

I will be buying a F150 or Tundra in the next two years to compliment the Tahoe. This will give me options. Granted when I towed it home the unit was not packed but no sway, no issues going up hills. Just issues backing up...... I have to resolve the mirror problem.
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Old 11-22-2015, 07:31 AM   #15
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Allen - Congratulations on the purchase, sounds like you made a good choice. I have a 2012 Tahoe and a 2014 White Hawk 29REKS that we really like. I don't know what kind of hitch you have, but we have the Equal-i-zer and it seems to do a good job, however it needs to be adjusted pretty firm to minimize sway when running down the interstate. Something to keep in mind - your trailer tires are rated for 65 MPH maximum, so keep the speed down. You'll want to keep a close eye on your trailer tires as the term "China bombs" is used pretty freely so check inflation pressure often. You might want to consider spending some of the money that you saved on the used purchase for a set of new trailer tires maybe next spring.
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Old 11-22-2015, 11:45 AM   #16
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The Tahoe did not have any issues but my concern is the 2015 Tahoe has very short mirrors. You cannot see to back it up. Chevy stated that they do not have an adaption set for it yet as it is newer. ( This truck has been out for almost 2 years). I ordered a universal mirror extension. I am hoping that it works as the mirror system on the new Tahoe has been my biggest issue.
Just getting some of the universal fit mirror extensions will make a huge improvement.
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Old 11-30-2015, 01:49 PM   #17
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I have a 2016 White Hawk DSBH. I towed it since I got it in July with a Ram 1500. It was miserable. It didn't feel safe, I almost died a couple times from other drivers and the mileage was 5-6. Everyone trying to justify towing a large trailer with a half ton is trying to get people killed. This trailer weighs 6500 lbs dry. Once you use it you're pushing 8000 lbs. I bought a Ram 2500 with the Cummins last month and I've never been happier. It's a night and day difference. I would NEVER tow a 8000+ camper with a light duty truck/suv ever again. For my own families safety and other people on the roads safety.
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Old 12-08-2015, 03:43 AM   #18
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We sold our 2005 Rockwood and bought a 2015 White Hawk 28bh. There's a yellow sticker on the drivers side of the trailer that tells you the shipped dry weight (minus batteries and propane). Mine is at just under 6000#. I tow it with a 2011 Ford Expedition 4x4 and it pulls just fine. The GVWR on the trailer is 7500# and my Ford is rated to tow 8900-9200# depending on where you read. We took an 8 hr (each way) trip this thanksgiving and my Ford pulled it no problem. I would certainly not go any heavier than this nor tow it with water unless I had to though. My Rockwood was only 4600# dry so this was a 1400# jump in weight
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I have a 2016 White Hawk DSBH. I towed it since I got it in July with a Ram 1500. It was miserable. It didn't feel safe, I almost died a couple times from other drivers and the mileage was 5-6. Everyone trying to justify towing a large trailer with a half ton is trying to get people killed. This trailer weighs 6500 lbs dry. Once you use it you're pushing 8000 lbs. I bought a Ram 2500 with the Cummins last month and I've never been happier. It's a night and day difference. I would NEVER tow a 8000+ camper with a light duty truck/suv ever again. For my own families safety and other people on the roads safety.

I agree. I almost bought the 28dsbh when I had a 2013 ram 1500. The horrible payload capacity of the ram made it a no go for me. I was not happy as the truck was new...I fixed that by ordering a 2014 ram 3500 cummins....and went the toy hauler route

But I agree...8000lb trailer with half ton where the tongue weight alone likely puts one at or over the vehicle gvwr is not something I want to do
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Old 12-08-2015, 05:30 AM   #20
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Also, I have a hard time believing a real world Tahoe has 1700lbs payload?? My 2013 ram 1500 had 1061...I might be wrong as I would never look at a Tahoe to tow a 30ft plus long trailer due to wheelbase, but that payload capacity seems awfully high. If it that high per the door sticker or cat scale results, I stand corrected.
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