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Old 02-27-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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Question Question on towing

I have a 2006 DSDP. 400 HP Diesel. I am thinking about setting up my vehicle as a Toad.
It is a Chevy Tahoe. I have to have a Drive Shaft Disconnect installed in order to tow. Here is my question:
The GVWR of my coach is 34,200. The GCWR is 44,200. My Tahoe's GVWR is 7100. I am getting close to the GCWR without considering the weight of my personnel items.
Is it wise to spend the money to have my Tahoe set up to tow, or should I buy another (smaller) Toad. The Tahoe is Paid for and I am not looking forward to another Car payment. But if I need to bite the bullet, I will.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:00 PM   #2
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Your Tahoe doesn't weigh that much, that's just the maximum it can weigh.

I towed my GMC Yukon (just like a Suburban) with my 2007 DSDP and never had a problem. You'll be fine.

I had the same engine and weight limits. See the pix in my signature.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:03 PM   #3
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As Dirk said, you don't add the toad's GVWR to the RV's GVWR. You add the actual weight of the toad to the actual weight of the RV, and that number has to be under the GCWR.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:07 PM   #4
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A new Tahoe is 5567 lbs curb weight and thats 4 WD...I am assuming yours is 2 WD since you mention drive shaft disconnect...if yours is 4WD with neutral on the transfer case you can tow it 4 down...
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:17 PM   #5
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I was about 39,000# combined.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:02 PM   #6
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Thanks to all for your responses. I feel better spending the money now.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:40 AM   #7
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I would suggest getting your MH weighed so you will know your total weight. Best to weigh each corner.
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