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05-25-2009, 02:33 PM #1
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- Aug 2008
- Vancouver, Canada
Latest mod: 30-foot Travel Trailer
Hey, everyone! I haven't been around here for awhile but I thought I would pop in a give a little update about the latest mod for our Denali:
We been spending the past month looking at all sorts of different trailers that would suit our family of 7 (5 kids aged 10 and under) and finally decided on this one yesterday. Considering the quality of materials and design, we got what we thought was a good deal on a brand new 2009 model. It's just under 30' long and has a GVWR of 7000 lb. There are sleeping accommodations for 9 but more realistically 7 adults. We specifically chose one without a slide.
We've done long road trips in the past but I've never towed anything in my life so it's going to be an adventure for me learning all the ins and outs--lots of searching and reading! Both my wife and I have the entire summer off this year so we want to get out as much as we can. It will be nice having our own portable "hotel room" and not have to worry packing and unpacking 5 suitcases every day!
Last edited by Stargazer; 05-26-2009 at 01:24 AM. Reason: fixed picture link2007 Yukon XL Denali ~ Hardwired V1 Radar w/hidden display ~ PnP Sirius Satellite Radio ~ Weathertech Floor Liners ~ AVS In-channel Ventvisors ~ Chrome Lower-mirror Covers ~ Re-badged Rear Hatch ~ 17" ATX Thug Black Teflon winter rims ~ Putco Tailgate Handle Cover ~ Red interior dome lights ~ Chrome window sill trim ~ 30' Tango Travel Trailer
05-25-2009, 02:47 PM #2
hrm, do I have a setting wrong for some reason it seems I never see the photos...---------------------------------------------------------------
2003 K2500 Sububan 6.0L w/Quadrasteer
190,000 + miles
05-25-2009, 02:54 PM #3
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- Jan 2007
- Yacolt, Washington
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No pics to be seen here either.Darcy
2006 Silverado 2500HD LT3 4X4 CC SB Duramax LBZ
Tuff Country 6" lift, 35" Toyo M/T's on 20" Ultra Peacemaker wheels, Quadzilla Stealth2 programmer, Diamond Eye 5" cat-back exhaust, factory Special order color Yellow.
05-25-2009, 02:59 PM #4
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- Aug 2008
- Vancouver, Canada
Sorry about the pic problem. Is it fixed now?
05-25-2009, 03:14 PM #5
i used to tow our 20ft boat with my dads jeep cherokee in the summers. i learnd to make verry verry wide turns after almost destrtoying the trailer lol____Zybe the Zebra
'07 NBS Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LT1, 2wd, 4.8L
:fighting0040:<--- (this is cool!!!)
Custom 3in exhaust with Magnaflow muffler
18in American Racing atx series thug's with 33 inch BFG A/T's
N-Fab Nerf steps
Blacked out rear wheel wells
Rugged Liner bed liner <came with the truck>
Pro Comp Leveling kit
LED Glow 7 color underglow and interior glow kits
05-25-2009, 03:19 PM #6
Congrats on the new trailer. We have a 30ft trailer also and we love it, we use ours about 30 night a summer. My advice is get weight distribution bars and a sway bar. don't pull in O.D. To help save your breaks on steep hills I learned in a School bus driver class to apply brakes to slow down to 5mph under your desired speed let off till your need to apply agian this lets your brakes cool.We like the idea of sleeping in our own beds with sheets we know are clean and the kids love to go camping even at 13 & almost 16 years old. We always take our car and look sat campsites before we mess with taking the travel trailer. Enjoy, it is a great investment for your family.
1989 V1500 Suburban
2001 Olds Silouette
1999 chevy malibu
1990 F**d E150 van
2007 30ft gulfstream travel trailer
05-25-2009, 09:39 PM #7
Nice digs! I agree with B; do the WD bars, and learn to use them.
We, too, are seven, with a 26 footer, and we have a blast. The only thing I can suggest is to check your tow rating. On another forum, I read that you'll (we) could be over load capacity once the trailer and everybody is loaded up.
We hit the scales at the truck stop before our first trip last year, just for sng, and WOW! I just drive a little slower;)
Good luck and enjoy,
1999 Chevy K2500 Suburban 350
K&N, reworked cai, Thrush cat-backs
Vinyl, cranks, floor shift, and rear air!
05-25-2009, 09:45 PM #8
Nice lookin' rig! We've got a 27' travel trailer for our 4 soon to be 5 kids and us! Love the camping... I'm with B. we like having our own stuff and it is cheaper for us with the big family even with High Gas prices!
Invest in the weight distribution, I don't need it for leveling with my 2500'burb, but it makes a bug difference in the sway and wind control. We came back from camping this morning in a pouring rain. Love the 'burb ...
05-25-2009, 09:51 PM #9
7, 7, 6 1/2.... there is something seriously wrong with us
05-25-2009, 09:55 PM #10
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