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Old 03-31-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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Question about Towing 32 BHDS

I am picking up my 32 BHDS this week with a 2007 Chevy Suburban. I am towing it to a permanent site. I am going to install a brake control, however, it looks like I am only a few hundred pounds under capacity. What is your advise? Any suggestions.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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Ist it a 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton Suburban? How far of a tow? What terrain / types of roads are you driving?

More info would help.

You said a few hundred under capacity - do you mean the trailer is a few hundred piunds less than your TV can handle, or the other way around? Talking payload, right? With a 32BHDs you'll have about 950 or so of tounge weight.
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My Excursion has a towing capacity of 9600lbs. Once I subtract from that the weight of everyone, except the driver, in the vehicle. I then have only 8800lbs towing capacity. My TT ready to camp weighs just under 9500 lbs. I use a Reese dual cam and load evenly.
We went to Disney from NY last summer. Driving no faster than 65mph we had no problems.
I think as long as your w/d system is set up properly you should be fine.
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My suburban is a 1/2 ton. I will go about 40 miles. Mainly highway with a few hills
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My suburban is a 1/2 ton. I will go about 40 miles. Mainly highway with a few hills
Even with the TT "not loaded", the ship weight is going to be around 8,000lbs with a tongue weight over 1,000lbs. Since you are placing it on a permanent site, I would make arrangements through the dealer to have it towed to the site...., save yourself the WDH expense and worry.

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You could also rent a truck.... Cheaper than wheel hubs / bearings / accidents...
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When we purchased our 32BHDS we did not have the w/d set up yet. The RV service center that was going to install my Reese dual cam went to pick it up. They used a F-450 and brought it home without a w/d system.
On my first camping weekend with the new TT we had a problem with the snap up brackets, both bent and fell off, on the way home. Since we had 20 miles to go I decided to tow it home the rest of the way home with out the w/d system in use. Steering was poor since all the weight was on the rear of my Excursion.
Since that experience I researched and found out there are heavy duty snap up brackets for heavy TT's. They are now installed.
You should see if U-Haul has any heavy duty trucks you can rent.
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This trailer squats my 2011 F-350 pretty well. I would rent a truck. You will quickly get over the 10k point with this trailer. Great trailer, just real heavy.
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Thanks for the info. This is a great forum.
I am having a friend with a ford excursion bring it to the site.
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If he does not have w/d , make sure to go slow. All that weight on the rear bumper plays havoc with steering.
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