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Old 05-18-2011, 08:04 AM   #1
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Hi everyone. I need some advice. We are looking to buy the 29BH. We like the floorplan and love the weight! Can anyone tell me if the Chrysler Aspen 5.7 liter (119 inch wheelbase) would be a good tow vehicle with regards to the wheelbase? I know it has enough power but am concerned about the 30 ft trailer length.

It would be better financially if the family could use the Aspen for towing as well as everyday use instead of keeping the Town & Country minivan and having to buy a separate tow vehicle. My wife is sick of the minivan anyway and really likes the Aspen. I've been pushing for a Suburban but I really doubt she can/will want to drive something that size.

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Old 05-18-2011, 09:31 AM   #2
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If you check out trailerlife.com towing guide you will find you either have a 7200# or 8200# tow rating (depending on axle ratio). The 29BH at 7450# is over the lower and does not leave much room on the other. You need to get as much info on your Aspen, then crunch the numbers. That is a lot of weight for that vehicle IMHO
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:38 AM   #3
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I think the Slingshot 29BH is listed at 4100 lbs. The placard shows my 2011 29BH as 4196 lbs. My quad cab Dakota (which admittedly has a somewhat longer wheelbase than your Aspen) won't win any speed contests, but tows it with no problem.

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Old 05-18-2011, 10:38 AM   #4
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Delqcc, where did you get 7450#? crossroads lists at under 4100#
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:16 AM   #5
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The one I saw in person was factory weighed at 4180 lbs. There will be a little bit more added to that by the dealer, but not a bunch. With the Hemi, you're not even close to the limit, even if you have the standard gears in back.

As long as you don't put 3,000 lbs of gear and/or people in the trailer and vehicle.




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Thanks jgray for your response. My main concern is the wheelbase. Does anyone currently pull the slingshot 29bh (or any other 30 footer with a tv with a wheelbase of @120"?
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I pulled our first Zinger with a Durango it did well had to get the right hitch set up the first one lead to several interesting situations Ended up getting the propride what a difference a month later Janet blackmailed into getting a truck withj the Cumin's in it thus that lead to the fifth wheel ahhh ladies and their methods

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GVWR on spec page shows 7450, you do not want to go by the empty weight, although some may not have a lot of items in the unit, by the time you add water, holding tanks, grilles, linens, dishes, food, and all the other items we stuff into cubby holes, you will be close to the limit.
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Found the specs on my old Durango, it was four wheel drive and had the Hemi had a 8800 llb towing cap. also had the towing package

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Thanks jgray for your response. My main concern is the wheelbase. Does anyone currently pull the slingshot 29bh (or any other 30 footer with a tv with a wheelbase of @120"?


I pull a 30ft Cruiser with a :Lincoln Navigator which has a 118" wheel base and I dont have any problems at all.
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