Towing a TT with a 2016 Tahoe

Discussion in 'Hitches & Towing Questions' started by Txsmallfry, May 24, 2016.

  1. Txsmallfry

    Txsmallfry New Member

    I am planning a trip from Houston to Louisville, KY and then over to Ft. Bragg, NC in the next few weeks. I have a 28 foot Ultralite Keystone travel trailer that weighs about 4900 lbs. dry.

    It has a GVWR of 6550. The tongue weight is 525 lbs..

    My question is, in your opinion, will a 2016 Chevy Tahoe be able to sufficiently pull this trailer through the mountainous terrain between KY & NC?

    The Tahoe has a 5.3L engine with the 3:42 rear end. It has the Chevy stock towing package (tranny cooler, electric brakes, etc.). I will be using a friction anti-sway control bar.

    I have pulled this trailer with my Chevy 1500 p/u many times with no problems.

    The Chevy 1500 also has the 5.3L engine with the 3:42 rear end and stock towing package and I use the anti-sway bar.

    However, most of where I pull this trailer in this part of Texas is relatively flat.

    I have not really tried it hilly or mountainous terrain.

    Your suggestions or comments will be appreciated.
  2. krsmitty

    krsmitty Senior Member


    Does the weight of your TT fall within the towing capabilities of the Tahoe?
  3. Cindy Spencer

    Cindy Spencer Administrator Staff Member

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