Originally Posted by OregonWei
We are looking into purchasing a 2021 CrossRoads Sunset Trail Super Lite 242BH. We have a 2017 Tahoe to tow it with.
We would like to get feedback regarding the brand, quality, and any tips for a new RV couple.
Greatly appreciate your time!
Couple things to check BEFORE buying the rv.
On the drivers door post of your Tahoe there's a yellow/white label with a statement "occupants & cargo must not exceed XXXX lbs" that's the payload of your Tahoe.
On that specific rv there's a manufacturer tag on the drivers side front corner with the GVWR of that rv.
Use 13% of that Rv GVWR as the tongue weight of that rv + about 125lbs for the weight distributing hitch required to tow that rv + the weight of everyone/everything in/on your Tahoe that didn't come from the factory, loaded just as if you're heading out camping then subtract that total from your Tahoes payload, if it's a minus number you're overloaded by that much. Typically SUVs don't have much payload nor designed for towing a 28'+ rv.
DO NOT get/use any weight numbers from brochures, advertising, & especially ANYTHING a salesman tells you, if you hear "you'll be fine" or "that'll tow anything on the lot" walk away, they don't know or care as long as you buy something.
DO NOT pay attention to rv dry weights, dry hitch weights of any rv nor the "max tow weight" of your Tahoe, those are sales gimmicks & provide no useful information to you. All the numbers you need are posted on YOUR particular vehicles as mentioned above.
There are numerous post on ALL rv forums of newbies like you asking about towing ability of their vehicle. Unlike you they are asking AFTER they've already bought the rv & are now asking what they can do to help better the experience, the answer is "nothing" other than a more capable tow vehicle.
Do your homework 1st crunching the numbers BEFORE choosing the RV.