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Old 01-30-2005, 10:24 AM   #1
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I am New to this forum and new to R V ing. We have purchased a 2001 Winnebago Ultimate Advantage. Now I need a dingy & am considering a Chev Trailblazer. Does anyone know of any pro's or con's about this vehicle ? My second choice is a Chevy 1500 4 x 4.
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I am New to this forum and new to R V ing. We have purchased a 2001 Winnebago Ultimate Advantage. Now I need a dingy & am considering a Chev Trailblazer. Does anyone know of any pro's or con's about this vehicle ? My second choice is a Chevy 1500 4 x 4.
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I know a fellow who has one and has towed it many thousands of miles so far. He is very happy and recommends it highly. Says it tows nicely and is a very pleasant venicle to drive as well.
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Old 01-30-2005, 06:01 PM   #4
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I tow a Trailblazer with M&G Braking system and it works great. Only disadvanage is its heavy.
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We owned a Trailblazer before our Vue and we found it to be a very nice toad however it's a bit too much to tow behind a 38 foot gas motorhome.

You should do very well with the Trailblazer since you're towing it behind a RDP.

My vote is definitely for the Trailblazer.
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kbm We have a Trailblazer with the 4.2 inline six cylinder. I'm really impressed with the engine and ride.

As a tow vehicle, it's very easy to select the neutral position on the 4 wheel
AWD system. The wiring for the taillights can easily be slide inside the frame rail and hooked up to the rear lights.

www.demco-products.com has base plates with online descriptions of the installation. I bought here before I knew about the good people below.

http://www.rvupgradestore.com/ (one of IRV2's sponsors -Thank you RV Upgrades)
has all the towing stuff you'll need including base plate

Probably more information than you wanted but maybe it helps someone else.
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We have the sister vehicle to the Trailbalzer, the GMC Envoy. It is a trifle heavy but it is an excellent tow vehicle, and the 8.1 Workhorse has a lot of power. We have not had any real problems with hills or mountains. The ease of getting it prepared to tow is a real plus. Good luck in your search. See ya.
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