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Old 03-01-2011, 06:54 PM   #1
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Ok, so after being told by two people that our truck is rated for 6600, I find out today by looking in the trailvoy forum that this is not the case.

We purchased a X20E and will take delivery in early May.

My truck only has a 3.42 axle ration which in turns means this:

Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 5,550, curb weight (lbs) 4,425, gross trailer weight braked (lbs) 5,300 and max payload (lbs) 1,125

The trailer specs are as follows. Have I exceeded my capacity in all reality?

Unloaded Vehicle Weight 3665
Hitch Weight 440
Gross Vehicle Weight 4750
Cargo Carrying Capacity 1085
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:12 PM   #2
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Ok, so I just looked on the door sticker and it says the GVRW is 5,750.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:28 PM   #3
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So those figures mean that you are 1,000 lbs to the good. The weight police will probably be checking in.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:45 PM   #4
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Thanks Clutch.

We live in the mid-west so we are mostly on flat ground. I guess we will give it a whirl and if it doesn't work, we upgrade. Even though I would rather not since it is almost paid for.

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Just remember to add the weight of all passengers and "stuff" in the tow vehicle.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:49 AM   #6
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Thanks Sean!

THe GCWR is 10,000 lbs.

The GVRW of the TV is 5750
The GVRW of of the HTT is 4750

This takes me to 10,500 max.

So as long as we pack light, we should be ok?
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Your trailblazer

Michele It doesn't sound like your suv has a trailer tow package based on the rear gear ratio you listed. So you might want to read all the posts listed in this forum & Please pay heed to the added coolers etc (not for the beer)that you need to add. Larry
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:30 PM   #8
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My two wheel drive 2004 Trailblazer says this:

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Standard Towing 5300 lbs Maximum Towing 6300 lbs
Four wheel drive is rated slightly less because of the added weight of the extra drive train.

Anyway, I researched what "Maximum Towing" means, and that is the rating for towing with a weight distributing hitch. Not sure if that still goes for the newer TBs or not, but it might be worth looking into.
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Just be sure to use tow/haul if that is in your transmission. If not then do not tow in OD. A transmission cooler is a must have. With a weight distributing hitch you should be good. If you lived in a mountainous area then you might want something else.
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I towed my new Swift from Cincinnati to Columbus with my '04 Trailblazer. Towed like a dream in 3rd. Tried putting it in drive a couple times to see the difference, and it was remarkable. No point in even trying. Third gear it is. If only MPGs hadn't dropped by 10!

I'm looking into a trans cooler now. Trailvoy forum makes it sound easy except for the issue of one hose fitting. I'll have to research that problem a little.
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