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Old 02-21-2005, 02:31 PM   #1
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Hi all. Thinking of stepping up from a pop=up to a Jayco Jayfeather EXP 23B. Unit has an unloaded vehicle weight of 4066 and a gross weight of 4950.
I have a trailblazer EXT with a 3.42 axel that rates at 4800.
Sounds to me like it is not a feasible deal. Am I correct or can I just watch the weight of the stuff put in the trailer?
Thanks so much,
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Old 02-21-2005, 02:31 PM   #2
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Hi all. Thinking of stepping up from a pop=up to a Jayco Jayfeather EXP 23B. Unit has an unloaded vehicle weight of 4066 and a gross weight of 4950.
I have a trailblazer EXT with a 3.42 axel that rates at 4800.
Sounds to me like it is not a feasible deal. Am I correct or can I just watch the weight of the stuff put in the trailer?
Thanks so much,
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Old 02-21-2005, 06:09 PM   #3
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http://www.chevrolet.com/trailblazer/specifications/

The above link gives you the tow ratings for a 2005 EXT. Max trailer wts vary from 4800# to 5700#, depending on your engine and tranny. However read the notes carefully. They are based on a base vehicle (no options) with one person on board. And they caution you on tongue weight vs the rear axle rating. So figure out what your vehicle really weighs as ready for travel and go from there. Hope this helps a little.
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Old 02-21-2005, 06:17 PM   #4
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I'm not familiar with the trailblazer but if it is what I think it is I think it will be very marginal at best. Isn't it a short wheel base (less than 120")? If so it may be less stable. How does the GCVWR match? Also 900 lbs sounds pretty small for good carrying compacity. Is the empty weight the "dry weight" from the factory or the actual weight on the dealers lot? Does that include propane and water and all acessories that it came with? If you have to add water, propane etc. you may only have room (weight wise) enough for a change of clothes and a sandwich.
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Old 02-22-2005, 05:03 AM   #5
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Thanks for the input guys.
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