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Old 07-29-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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Trailblazer as a tow

Hi All,
We are Vito and Lynn and new to this group. We just purchased a used Fleetwood Bounder 2001 36' ford v10.
We are looking for a toad and would like to use a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer 4x4.
The dealer said it would flat tow OK, has anyone had experience with this


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Old 07-29-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
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We tow a 2004 4x4 Trailblazer and have been very happy with it.

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Old 07-29-2013, 09:50 PM   #3
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We, too, tow a '06 Trailblazer. Piece of cake once you find the neutral position for the transfer case. If you have the knob that says 2 hi, auto, 4 hi, and 4 low, the light is a very dim "N" that shows up when you turn past 4 low. Our Chevy dealer printed out the procedure for us.

Be aware that it is heavy, ours is 5,300 lbs and we know it's there pulling it with a diesel.

No fuses to pull, no switches to flip, no hassle.

Also the brake is spongy after towing for a while. Too many un boosted brakes. It eventually builds back up as you drive it.

Other than that it makes a good toad.

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Old 07-29-2013, 10:00 PM   #4
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The only problem might be the weight. Your hitch likely has a 5,000 lb limit.

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Old 07-29-2013, 10:14 PM   #5
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Thanks. We asked the dealer about the weight of the Blazer and he said approx 4300#, is this a car dealer fid?
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:37 PM   #6
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We towed an 05 Trailblazer and loved it. Like one of the other guys said the red "N" on the transfer case switch is hard to see, but it doesn't have a locking steering wheel, so it's easy to hook up. Ours weighed a little less than #5000, loaded so it worked fine with our #6000 lb hitch. Steve
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Check your owners manual.

Chevy and GMC owners manuals have a section on towing behind a motorhome and it lists the procedure to tow.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:55 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by SarahW View Post
The only problem might be the weight. Your hitch likely has a 5,000 lb limit.

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+1 Google 2006 Trailblazer 4X4 curb weight and look for total weight. If your hitch is indeed 5K it may be too heavy.
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We towed a 2004 Trailblazer behind a 36' RV that was powered be the V-10. That worked well for us.
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We towed the same 2006 Trailblazer behind a 35' Winnebago gasser and a 42' HR Scepter diesel. Almost too much weight for the gasser especially climbing hills going to Nashville. Didn't know it was behind the Scepter. Easy to hook and unhook regardless of what's pulling it.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:51 AM   #11
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Trailblazer as a tow

Thanks everyone, we took the 2006 Trailblazer to a scale and it weighed in at
4500#. The difference we were told is due to chevy having an extended (3rd row seating) model which would bump the weight up. We purchased the Trailblazer and are now having it setup fot towing.

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