Re: Towing capabilities of Chevy Traverse
You will also need the following equipment if you don't already have it:
1. Weight distribution bars, 10,000lbs rating, just to make sure you have enough leverage.
2. A good quality electric brake controller like the Prodigy P2, very easy to install, there is a "how-to" for this
3. Tow mirrors. So far, the best set I've seen available for the Traverse are the Reese Tow Power Mirrors with 'fish eye'. You can get them at Wal-Mart for about $25 each.
I just looked at the specs of your trailer. That is a nice unit. I can't believe the unloaded weight vs the GVWR, over 3,000lbs of cargo capacity!! You will have to be careful not to over load. My trailer is 4,250lbs as it left the factory with full propane cylinders and battery. My GVWR is 5500lbs, but I will not load it up that much. I never travel with water in the holding tanks.
Again, nice unit, I think you will be ok, just remember the Traverse is not on par with any diesel pickup truck, but it does a great job towing my unit. For your reference, my unit is a 2010 Jayco 213 EXP.
2010 Traverse 1LT<br />Built 3/10 in Lansing, MI<br /><br />Ontario, Canada