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Old 02-02-2015, 07:30 PM   #1
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Let me know your opinion.....gently

Ok, so I have a 2013 Sunset Trail Reserve 29SS. I generally go to Florida for February and I purchased my Travel trailer last spring so this will be the first time towing 1200 miles one way. Here is my setup and I would like to know what you guys think

I have a 2015 Silverado crew cab 5.3, LT Z71 with the towing packages, it has 22" Dueler tires. I added towing mirrors (bolt on) and it has the trailer brake integrated in the dash.

I just purchased a Blue Ox sway pro hitch. I'm curious if you all think i need the 750 lb bars or the 1000 lb bars?? I've seen posts on here that vary on what my tongue weight is.

I'm just looking for reassurances or thoughts on what I could do better for towing it in the future I guess. I towed this camper last year with a 2011 Silverado with no weight distribution hitch, so i'm thinking I should be much better with it.
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:39 PM   #2
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I don't know what brand a 29SS is. Could you elaborate a little more?
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:41 PM   #3
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Sorry - its a Sunset Trail Reserve 29SS
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:47 PM   #4
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I would go with the 1000#, that is what I have. You will add weight to the tongue with battery/batteries, propane,and what ever you put in the pass thru storage and under the bed,etc.
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:48 PM   #5
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I don't claim to be an expert on TT but looking at the specs on that trailer, it would just seem to me you would be better off with the 1000# bars.

Hopefully some of the other members will chime in here.

Dry Weight: 6662 GVWR: 9606 Carrying Capacity: 2944 Hitch Weight: 806 Axle Weight: 5856 Exterior Length: 34' 0"
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:10 PM   #6
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I would go with the 1000#, that is what I have. You will add weight to the tongue with battery/batteries, propane,and what ever you put in the pass thru storage and under the bed,etc.
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You should be fine with your truck. I have the Blue Ox and I would recommend the 1000# bars. You can't go wrong with going over.
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:36 PM   #9
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X4 I towed with 1000lb bars with my Avalanche. It's going to make towing much more enjoyable.
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:33 PM   #10
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I had the 5.3 and the 6.0, if I did it again I would do the 5.3 Liter.
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