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Old 05-11-2018, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN
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Half-ton 2016 Suburban LT, 5.3L.Planning to tow a UHaul trailer (size to be determined) 1,600 miles and I’m curious what to watch out for. Vehicle will be filled with people and dogs, and trailer will likely be full of possessions but not necessarily heavy (boxes and totes). Since I have minimal experience towing I’m just curious what I should look out for (max speed and other non-obvious things). I fully assume my vehicle can to any modestly-sized trailer (5x8, maybe a little larger?) and we would try to avoid mountains if possible. Any special considerations I should make based on your knowledge:experience? TIA

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Old 05-11-2018, 10:29 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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Your tow capacity should be about 6,000 lbs., and unless you are hauling gravel that trailer should be well below that. Speed limits vary by state but are below that for a car without a trailer. Here that would be 60, even if the posted limit is 70, and trailer brakes are required if 3,000 lbs. or more. Some states prohibit trailers in the left lane.


Trailer Speed Limits - AAA Digest of Motor Laws
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Old 06-03-2018, 04:04 PM
 
Location: 404
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Check the stance of loaded truck and trailer. A sagging back end reduces shock absorption, which your passengers would feel, and that may damage the transmission. A tilted trailer may be less secure.
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