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Old 07-31-2021, 04:35 PM   #1861
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Hello all,

We just bought a 2005 zeppelin ZII 291

My tow vehicle is my 1999 GMC Z71 1500. It has the 5.6L V8 vortex with the extended cab ( 3rd door ) and an 8' bed.

I bought her in 2005 while stationed in Alaska for my 21st birthday and she's been with me ever since. Added a rough country 6" lift and 1 ton leafs in the back. She drove from Alaska back to Maine and now we are doing a 2 week Midwest and deep south trip.

Any suggestions, comments and concerns please don't hesitate to let me know.

You might want to take a look at the following threads. They may give you some insight into your truck and how towing a heavy RV can affect its performance.

https://www.keystoneforums.com/forum...ad.php?t=46355

https://www.keystoneforums.com/forum...ad.php?t=47039

I'm not suggesting that you "WILL" have all of the same issues, but many of them may "rear their ugly head" at a most inopportune time and put you, your rig and your family in an unsafe situation.... Better to know and make decisions than to think everything is "good to go" and find out at the wrong time that "it ain't what you thought"....

Take a look and see what you think.
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Old 07-31-2021, 08:05 PM   #1862
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I did the math with towing cap at 6500, the trailer is 4800 and with our additional weights we should still be 1000ish lbs under the max. I did go for the extra sway towing bar for the trailer.

I've been towing around a Worthington trailer with a bucket loader with this truck and had minimal issue. This trailer will be a bit longer then that but we shouldn't have issue.

Only true way to find out is by doing, so we shall see how it goes.

Thank you for the input though!
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Old 08-22-2021, 07:50 AM   #1863
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Old 09-14-2021, 03:20 PM   #1866
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I did the math with towing cap at 6500, the trailer is 4800 and with our additional weights we should still be 1000ish lbs under the max. I did go for the extra sway towing bar for the trailer.

I've been towing around a Worthington trailer with a bucket loader with this truck and had minimal issue. This trailer will be a bit longer then that but we shouldn't have issue.

Only true way to find out is by doing, so we shall see how it goes.

Thank you for the input though!
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Old 09-14-2021, 03:45 PM   #1867
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Old 09-14-2021, 05:04 PM   #1868
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