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Old 03-16-2018, 02:23 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by wawagoose View Post
Pulle a 33 ft Jayco for years with an 2008 Suburban with trailer tow package, no problems but did upgrade the tires to LT tires, sidewalls are a lot stiffer and reduce sway. Incidentally we had 4 teenagers, used a weight distributing hitch with antisway, don't know if we were overloaded but travelled thousands of miles with the crew, locally we have a good number of 7% grades and the truck went up like a trooper. As long as the TV is in good shape you'll be fine.
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:25 AM   #12
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Another option would be to find a smaller trailer, maybe a hybrid variety that can sleep 6 comfortably with all the benefits of a hard sided camper.

Good luck.
I see where you are going. I would love the hybrid and actually the hybrid would be perfect but I do not want to camp with canvas where there are bears! Yes, I know everyone does it but it I would not be able to sleep. We also don't want canvas because we would like to start bringing our dog on trips with us.

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Old 03-19-2018, 07:47 AM   #13
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Many of today's "hybrid" trailers have shed the canvas but keep the weight advantages of the "hybrid design". While the canvas types are still available, many have incorporated "hardwall technology" into the bed slides. These trailers are just as secure and just as comfortable as their "hardwall counterparts"....

One example of how living space is maximized by "bed slides" is the Outback brand. You can see some photos of one of the Outback floorplans in this link: https://www.rvtrader.com/listing/201...URS-5000970497 Note that there is an obvious "lack of canvas" in the bed slide. Other brands, other companies beside Keystone produce "hybrid trailers without canvas".

There are alternatives available, don't give up just yet......

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Old 03-19-2018, 08:32 AM   #14
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Our son had a hybrid that had 3 bed slides, 2 queen & 1 king, plus the dinette made into another king bed, all canvas slides, the biggest drawback other than being canvas was you were already tired from driving all day & then still have about an hour of setting up to do getting all the beds out & just as long or longer in the morning packing it up. The hardsided hybrids appear to be a lot less work & probably a lot warmer/quieter/bear proof than the canvas.
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:38 AM   #15
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Is a TT really bear proof ?
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:40 AM   #16
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I have the exact set up you are asking about
- 2015 Suburban 5.3L with 3.42 rear
- Passport 2810BH
- Equal-Izer WDH

I have myself, DW, five kiddos (12 and under) as my payload plus gear.
We pulled it down to central Texas last week when the wind was blowing 25+ and it did well. Only felt a wag or two during some big gusts.
I pull the TT at 55-60 mph. Trans never peaks above 195 degrees and gas mileage is around 8mpg.

The Burb tows 8400lbs. My research was to buy the 2810BH (5400lbs) + WDH + family + gear and be 1000lbs under my 8400 limit at all times.
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:52 AM   #17
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Is a TT really bear proof ?
Probably not, but it sure is anxiety proof....at least for me it is

Any other model suggestions on the hard slide?

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