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Old 09-17-2011, 03:01 PM   #1
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hey guys. I have an '84 blazer with a 350 V8 and a rebuilt and beefed up 700r4 trans. I'm considering buying a camp trailer to live in to save money on rent. since I'll be living in the trailer it will be primarily parked so it'* not like I'll be towing it all the time camping and stuff but I'm wondering what I can get away with if I do have to move the trailer. I'm thinking roughly 25-30 feet long is what I'd like to get for something to live in and if something that big is too much for the blazer I've got my eye on some heavy duty pickups.
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My aunt and uncle used to pull a 23' (i think) camper with their 2006 Toyota Sienna minivan with absolutely no troubles. They now have a 2002 1500 Silverado 2wd to tow it, and still don't have a problem. I think you should be fine, as long as the engine, transmission, and suspension are up to date to handle the strain. If your still unsure, look up the towing capacity for your vehicle, and look for a camper within the max weight.
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it may not be that easy to get the info. towing something once or twice is alot different than a bunch of times. the problem with your k5 is wheel base, the longer the trailer the more of an issue it will be. i would tow a trailer probably to 30ft once but if its not that far but it wont be fun i wouldnt do it on a windy day. if your talking about reliable safe towing anything over 28ft is usually 3/4 full size truck territory. also the older the trailer the heavier they were, my parents had a 70'* 24ft and its heavier than the 30'* of today.
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A retired USAF vet friend used to pull his 30' trailer home from Texas to Missouri with an '87 Suburban on a regular yearly trip following the sun.
He never had any towing issues, the car died after 300000 miles because it got in a wreck.
Fit a trans cooler and drive carefully and you should have few problems.

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big difference in towing with a suburban and a 2dr blazer, in weight and suspension to control the load, and wheelbase to keep it tracking down the hwy
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yeah blazer is a pretty SWB bubba used to pull a 30 ft 5th wheel camper no problem.just make sure your truck is up to and your tounge load is right
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