Hi, Robbie, and
Originally Posted by Robbie1369
Jayco Jay Feather 23RLSW...
Wet and loaded tongue weight @ 13% = 780
Is a 2010 Silverado 4x4 better to pull or will it be ok to pull with a 2007 Tahoe LT 4x4? The Tahoe has more room for the family or they will have to drive separate.
The problem with the Tahoe as a tow vehicle is it's short on payload capacity. But you may be able to "make do" if you make and follow some rules:
1] Nothing but people plus one 12-ounce drink per person can be in the tow vehicle. Everything else goes in the trailer.
2] No heavy cookware or dishes allowed.
3] Black and grey water tanks will be empty before you get on the road, and only enough fresh water to flush the pottie while on the road.
4] Weigh the wet and loaded rig at a truck stop that has a CAT scale before the trip.
... if the weight on the trailer axles exceeds the combined GAWR of the trailer axles, then you must get rid of some weight in the trailer.
... If the combined weight on the front and rear axles of the Tahoe exceed the GVWR of the Tahoe, then we must shift some of the weight to another vehicle.
... If the weight on the rear axle of the Tahoe exceeds the rGAWR of the Tahoe, then we must shift some of the weight to another vehicle.
And we have heard it makes a difference with the wheel base.
Yeah but that shouldn't be a problem with your Tahoe towing a 23' box that's 27' tip to tail. If you can hook up without exceeding the GVWR or the rGAWR of the Tahoe, then the wheelbase length of the Tahoe shouldn't be a big problem. Yeah, you'd be better of with a Suburban, but you don't have a Suburban. So if you can manage to keep the weights down so you're not overloaded, then you should be fine.
Grumpy ole man with over 60 years towing experience. Now my heaviest trailer is a 7,000-pound enclosed cargo trailer, RV is a 5,600 pound Skyline Nomad Joey 196-S, and my tow vehicle is a 2019 F-150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost SuperCab with Max Tow (1,904 pounds payload capacity).