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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:19 pm 
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My Wife and I have been looking at purchasing a Travel Trailer for a few years. We have narrowed down to the 2910RL. We will be towing this with a 2016 GMC Yukon. The dry weight of the Trailer is roughly 6,500 LBS. The Yukon is rated for 8,300 lbs. The dealership says that with a special hitch (can't remember the name) we would be OK. I know that the main interest of the dealer is selling me an RV. I wanted some feedback from some current owners. We plan to start close to home (Dallas, TX) and then branch out after we are comfortable. We are both NEW to the RV lifestyle so we are just trying to cover all of the bases before jumping in.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:56 am 
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We tow our 2910rl with a 2013 Ford F-150 Eco 9600 lbs tow capacity. We do mostly weekend towing but have done a longer trip recently. Overall the f150 tows the camper well but it is a big camper and I would not want to go heavier or longer. We use an equalizer hitch 1200/12000 which works well though we had two isolated wind gusts that caused some short term sway although it was controlled. We maintained speed at 60-64 mph. I would be a little hesitant to tow this camper with a Yukon. Another thing is the 2910rl has a 800 lb hitch weight so you have to factor that in to your ratings and payload of vehicle.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:50 pm 
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Thanks so much for the information. I guess I have to decide if it is worth buying a new tow vehicle. I don't want to compromise on the Camper. I have looked too long.

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The problem isn't going to be with towing it... it's going to be with stopping it. You seem to be borderline once you add in your payload in not only the tow vehicle but also the camper. I can tell you from experience you don't want to skimp on the stopping power of the tow vehicle. If you're sold on the camper and a replacement vehicle is in the budget, go for it. It's a hobby that requires compromises, and when it comes to safety, the tow vehicle needs to be capable.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:07 pm 
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Thanks Mark! If I decide to go ahead and tow with the Yukon wont the trailer brakes stop the trailer?

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The trailer brakes and your TV brakes will only do so much. When your in an emergency situation, you need real stopping power and your only going to get that with a TV that is capable of handling the load. As someone who has towed with an inadequate vehicle, I would not tow that trailer with a Yukon. If you can afford to upgrade your TV, I would do so.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:49 am 
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Well I traded in the Yukon for a 2017 F150 generation II 3.5 Ecoboost with the max tow package. 3.55 rear end , 375HP ,and 470 FT Lb of torque, 10 speed tranny. I lost a little money but the peace of mind should be better. I pick up the TT next week. I was really wanting an F250 but my wife will have to drive this as a daily driver and she thought it was too big. The 3.5 has 11,600 payload so even a fully loaded TT at 8,600 LB should not be a problem.

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ScottG wrote:
Well I traded in the Yukon for a 2017 F150 generation II 3.5 Ecoboost with the max tow package. 3.55 rear end , 375HP ,and 470 FT Lb of torque, 10 speed tranny. I lost a little money but the peace of mind should be better. I pick up the TT next week. I was really wanting an F250 but my wife will have to drive this as a daily driver and she thought it was too big. The 3.5 has 11,600 payload so even a fully loaded TT at 8,600 LB should not be a problem.


Great decision! You should still get a weight distributing hitch. It will make your towing experience MUCH more comfortable.

Congrats on the new rig!

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I think you made the rite decision and think you will be happy with the trucks tow capabilities.

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