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Old 08-19-2015, 08:34 PM   #11
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Does anyone have a maximum weight that I should stay under, I am thinking if I say under 3000 lbs then I will be ok,or could I go to 3500 lbs and still be ok, any thoughts from the experienced campers.


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Old 08-19-2015, 10:53 PM   #12
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4spd trans, correct? If so, you probably made the right choice.

You probably could go with a trailer that has a yellow sticker (not brochure) dry weight of about 3500lbs (includes propane). Just be mindful of what you load in the camper and trailblazer. Stay below the average of about 1k lbs that people add to a camper when they load it, and you probably will be ok....

What is your hitch rating when towing with a wd hitch? Keep that in mind as well.

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Old 08-20-2015, 11:07 AM   #13
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Tomcat, you've gotten good advice.
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:27 PM   #14
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My 2 cents based on experience says that:
1. You could tow the 22FB with the Trailblazer.
2. You don't want to tow it with the Trailblazer.

I have a 22FB that I am towing with an F150 Ecoboost. It tows great due to the engine, the trailer tow package and the wheelbase.

I have towed a similiar trailer with a Ford Explorer and it was frightening to say the least.

When I decided to get back into trailer towing I knew I had to get a new and proper tow vehicle. Don't try to make it work.

The 22FB is a great trailer - I would consider upgrading your Tow vehicle if you can.
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Old 08-25-2015, 01:05 PM   #15
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If you're going to stick with the TB, get nothing that has a GVWR over 4000#. My old Kiwi 17a had a GVWR of 3500# and as I said above, my Trailblazer was wonderful for towing that trailer.

When I first got my X20E I towed it home empty, which was the shipped weight that was under 4000#. Again, towed beautifully. It wasn't until we stocked it to camp that it became a marginal towing experience.

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