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Old 10-22-2018, 08:37 AM   #1
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Newbie/ 2019 keystone bullet 257rss

Hi! Newbie, Thanks for add...
we have a 2019 bullet 257rss and we pull it with 2018 Chevy Colorado.

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Old 10-22-2018, 08:50 AM   #2
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Congrats...that's a lot of camper for a mid size truck.

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Old 10-22-2018, 08:58 PM   #3
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Congrats on your new Bullet. I've had one now for three seasons and its created some nice memories for my family.

I hate to "rain on one's parade", especially after such a significant purchase. But, Bob is right. That's a lot of trailer for that Colorado to handle. The GVWR is 7300 lbs for the trailer. The max towing capacity of a 18 Chevy Colorado is approx 7,000 lbs. No margin of reserve unfortunately. The bigger problem that many midsize truck/SUV owners are faced with is payload. It wouldn't surprise me if your truck is rated for much less than 1500 lbs. 15% of 7300 lbs will remove 1100 lbs of that capacity. By removing another 100 lbs for a WDH and the weight of passengers and cargo, you should be able to see that payload is the Achilles heel of the
towing specs.

Lastly, the nearly 30 feet of trailer will be a challenge to control from any Class 1 light duty. That's a big sail at hwy speeds and a monster to stop on mountain descents. Pushing a midsized truck to its limits (and beyond) is not what I would want to do, especially considering how expensive they are nowadays.

Good luck and safe travels.
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