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Old 05-01-2021, 06:14 AM   #1
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Our trailer was stolen now looking at replacement

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our 2018 Jay feather 29qb was stolen on tuesday and we were already told to prepare for the worse and figure out a replacement. We liked the 29qb because of the bunks in the back. We were looking at the 2021 294qbs because we have 4 kids and bunks work for us. We have a 2018 suburban with max trailering package and had no issues towing the 29QB. This trailer is slightly heavier but doesn't seem to an issue to me. People seem to think it would be too much for the suburban. I would like some opinions.

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Old 05-01-2021, 10:47 AM   #2
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Whatís the door sticker say the max towing capacity is? What is the trailers weight?
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Old 05-01-2021, 11:04 AM   #3
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Like many vehicles, with the 'burban, you're going to run out of payload before anything else. So take a look at the GVWR of the trailer you're considering, multiply by .15 to get a worst case scenario for tongue weight. Then take your 'burban to a scale loaded up with a full tank of fuel and your whole family like you'd be going on a trip and weigh it. Take the 15% of trailer GVWR you calculated above, add it to your scaled weight, and subtract that from the 'burban's GVWR (found on the driver's side door pillar). If that number is positive, you should be good to go; if it's negative, you have more work to do.

FWIW, my dad has driven and drives a Suburban, and he thinks I'm silly for considering this math. He says "it's a Suburban, it'll pull it no problem". Needless to say, we disagree on that point, and he SHOULD know better...

ALSO: I've towed at the margin, and I always say this: While it may work on paper, that doesn't mean it's going to work well out on the road where anything can and does happen.
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Old 05-01-2021, 12:45 PM   #4
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Thatís a lot of trailer for a burb. We tow a 28bhbe which has similar specs. We are about 9000 lbs loaded and it tows well. But we have a 3/4 ton burb with 8.1 . We also have a half ton burb for a daily driver and there is no way I would tow our camper with it.
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