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Old 11-03-2012, 12:57 AM
chitownjnco chitownjnco is offline
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Default High Altitude Towing

Hey Guys, this is my first post on this site. I have a 12 1500 Longhorn with standard 3:55 rear end. I'm looking at purchasing a travel trailer RV something like a Keystone Vantage or Lacrosse Lux Light something in the 30-34 ft range with a dry weight of 7000lbs TW of 750lbs with a weight distributing hitch. I live in Colorado and heard something about reducing rated tow weight by 20% at higher altitudes. Have any of you guys towed anything much heavier than this? I don't plan on towing long distances with full tanks which could almost add 800lbs but would like to tow to Yellowstone or Grand Canyon with the fam about 700-1000 miles. Are the rear coils going to pose an issue with "squatting" once I'm loaded up? I'm averaging between 20-21 mpg's hwy any idea's how much I'm gonna lose pulling this RV? Any help is greatly appreciated.


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