Towing a TT with a 2016 Tahoe


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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.


Towing a small trailer with 6,000 GVWR should be fine but Tahoe has a small wheelbase thus affecting the sway equation. To avoid any swaying problem, it is better to invest in a good weight distribution hitch. Check out 4wheelonline. They offer WD hitch control.