ANSWER: If your hitch is strong enough, then the next concern I have is your suspension. A 300 lb. load with a standard suspension Tahoe will tilt the car’s frame backwards similar to a trailer. With more weight, the rear suspension may compress completely. Auto ride suspension, air bags, and other suspension stiffing devices will increase your vehicle’s capacity to carry a load.
Unfortunately, the standard suspensions on Tahoes and other SUVs are not as stiff as truck’s with pick-up beds. It is important to follow our Recommended Carrying Capacity Chart to avoid dangerously overloading your vehicle.
Note: We have tested a 600+ lb. Polaris four wheeler on a VH-90 RO and a 2000 Tahoe. The Tahoe’s spring compressed completely, and it was difficult to drive. If your vehicle is equipped with Auto-ride suspension or air bags then you will be able to carry more than the carrying capacity.