Originally Posted by notanlines
All good suggestions, particularly Roscommon's. When shopping for a tow vehicle make sure you take into account the 27 foot length and the 6500 pound gross weight of the RV. You won't be towing this with some Chevvy Traverse. It will take a full sized SUV if you go in that direction.
To add a comment: That's a "full sized SUV" in the Tahoe/Expedition line, not a "full size SUV as described by sales marketing". There is a lot of "ours will do more than theirs will do" from every manufacturer. Expecting a Ford Explorer or a Chevy Traverse to "adequately tow a 27' box that's 11' tall" is significantly different than the "brochure boasts of towing 6500 pounds"....
The "physical dynamics of towing a "huge sail" (travel trailer) behind a small vehicle are significantly different than towing a "heavy utility trailer" behind that same small vehicle. Tow vehicle size, wheelbase, weight, distance from the rear axle to the receiver, etc all make a significant difference in the vehicle's ability to "control and prevent sway" of such an extremely large "sail" created by the sidewall of a tall, long travel trailer.