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Old 07-26-2015, 10:27 PM   #1
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First TT purchase

I am looking to buy my first TT. I attend about 5 Major racing events a year in the Midwest and camp at them all. I have a 2000 Tahoe and am currently looking at a 2016 Palomino Solaire 267BHSK and a 2014 Jayco Whitehawk 28DSBH. Curious of opinions of each if anyone has experiences. My wife and I plan to camp frequently and want to get something reliable and that we aren't afraid to tow more than an hour away from home. I welcome any and all input. T.I.A.
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:41 AM   #2
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I am looking to buy my first TT. I attend about 5 Major racing events a year in the Midwest and camp at them all. I have a 2000 Tahoe and am currently looking at a 2016 Palomino Solaire 267BHSK and a 2014 Jayco Whitehawk 28DSBH. Curious of opinions of each if anyone has experiences. My wife and I plan to camp frequently and want to get something reliable and that we aren't afraid to tow more than an hour away from home. I welcome any and all input. T.I.A.
Hi Camp,
Welcome to the forum.
Unfortunately, I think these two trailers will be too long/heavy for your Tahoe to handle comfortably, especially if you have family and friends in the car with you.

Though the towing capacity may be ok on the dry weight of the TT, you have to check what the payload of your particular Tahoe is. These trailers "wet and loaded" may have hitch weights over 1,000lbs.!

Forget the specs on the trailers other than the GVWR. Figure 10-15% of that is hitch weight.

So, if a trailer has a GVWR of 10,000lbs, then your loaded hitch weight will be between 1,000 and 1,500lbs. If your truck's payload is 1,300lbs you are maxed out, not counting fuel, gear or passeners. It will be a white knuckle ride every time, not to mention interstates with trucks blowing you around.

If you plan on using the Tahoe, look for something in the 18-23 foot range.

Good luck!
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