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Old 05-19-2018, 05:02 AM   #1
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Help checking new setup

Hello everyone. Picking up our new 2018 277bhs today. We have a 2014 Yukon XL Denali with towing package and will be utilizing our 10,000 4 point equalizer. We had a Rockwood Roo 21ss previously

8 never worries about weight before with the old trailer but I am with the new one.

Now I know we all see plenty of trucks like mine pulling big trailers but I just want some input from everyone

GCVW 14,000lbs
GVWR. 7500lbs
Estimatd cargo and passengers in truck 700 lbs
Trailer dry 5937lbs
Teialer combined 7500lbs
Estimated trailer cargo 1000lbs

I think I am close. But I just want some opinions. Upgrading to a new TV right now is not an option.

Thanks!
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:38 AM   #2
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Lt tires on TV, 5100 shocks and e4 adjusted and torqued to specs is about all you can do for the TV. Power is not the issue stability might be. Balance the trailer tires might help. Your at the very least seem to be at max tow when loaded. DW had a Yukon and after checking everything I think her max tow was about 6100 lbs and that would depend on loading Tv and trailer
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:51 AM   #3
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I figured as much. The dealer will be switching over my equalizer setup. It's been a while since I didn't it. They can set it up properly without all the weight?
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Old 05-19-2018, 08:37 AM   #4
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I figured as much. The dealer will be switching over my equalizer setup. It's been a while since I didn't it. They can set it up properly without all the weight?
You may/probably will have to readjust once you've loaded the trailer for your normal loads.
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:31 PM   #5
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Well. Empty she towed better than my old roo 21ss

We will see what happens when loaded!

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Old 05-19-2018, 07:17 PM   #6
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Well. Empty she towed better than my old roo 21ss

We will see what happens when loaded!

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Well at least they got the setup right for running empty...should have taken a few height measurements and then start working on the load out trying to stay close to your empty weight measurements when adding stuff to balance things out.
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Old 05-20-2018, 02:48 AM   #7
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The problem you'll have is with payload when you're all loaded up. I say that as I ran into the same thing with my Yukon XL Denali. No problem pulling or stopping the load. But when you add in the WDH, battery(s), propane, fresh water, cargo, food, camp chairs, fishing equipment, bedding, clothing, dishes, pots/pans, bbq, and much more that you will end up taking on your trips, expect your tongue weight to climb dramatically.

From the factory, you're at 620 lbs. That includes the weight of none of the above. When you're loaded up and ready to "go camping", expect to add a few hundred lbs to your tongue weight. It happened to me. And if you traveling heavy with 700 lbs in your TV (I had much less), you'll be over the payload capacity of your Denali.

A trip to the scales is what's required in your case. I did and ended up moving up to an appropriate TV with nearly double the payload. I get better MPG's now towing too. And the kids/wife can bring anything that will fit in the bed of the truck or trailer. Everyone's happy.

Good luck and safe travels.
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Old 05-20-2018, 04:44 AM   #8
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Good input buster. Our first trip is next weekend about 3 hours away to PA. Ill be keeping at around 60-65 and will see how she does. As I stated right now we cannot upgrade. My wife uses the Yukon and I traded my Tahoe for a car as I am commuting about 160 miles a day for work. Thank you all for the input. The good things as that we are putting things back in the new trailer it is not as much as I thought. Or it is just that the trailer is bigger now!
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