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Old 05-15-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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Tow question

Hi all...first time poster to the site. Currently, wife and I are owners of a 2009 Ex Port 17 that we tow with our 2004 Trailblazer LT. Was wondering if anyone had experience towing a 213 with that same tow vehicle? I'd like to upgrade sometime in the near future, but would prefer to keep our currently vehicle.

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Old 05-15-2013, 12:04 PM   #2
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I'd check the tow weight rating of the Trailblazer....it's somewhere between 4500 and 5500 lbs depending on engine and rear end ratio combo (as best I can tell). The 213 looks to be 4300...dry weight. If you loaded it lightly obviously with a WD hitch you'd be OK....IMHO. But, however, and most important...the TB needs the engine and rear axle ratio combo that gives you 5,500 lbs. Got electric brakes? Definitely don't exceed the tow rating of your vehicle.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:15 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response bbrown. We currently use a WD hitch, electric brakes, and sway-control with the setup we have now.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:12 PM   #5
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We tow a 165 thats 3,500 dry with a V6 Envoy (same as a Trailblazer) and use a WDH and sway bar. It tows ok but struggles on hills not to mention the mpg's are in the hole. I dont think I would want to tow anything bigger with my Envoy even though its may be rated higher than what I tow, just starting to feel a bit much for the mid size TV. Again I personally wouldnt go bigger than what you have now. Oh, got a tranny cooler installed on your trail blazer?
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As exjay1 asked, got a tranny cooler?
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:49 PM   #7
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I don't...but sounds like it should be my next step!
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Absolutley! This was the first upgrade I did to my TV before I even brought the TT home. Check out Trailvoy.com http://forums.trailvoy.com/showthread.php?t=56573 Really easy to install one yourself if your handy with basic tools and not scared to jump in and save some $.
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