My '09 AWD Traverse doesn't have the towing package. On one side we didn't realize what that meant when we bought it and on the other I rarely tow much beyond a small trailer to haul some stuff from the lumber yard.
Now, we want to buy a camper. My wife doesn't want a pop-up. She wants one of those small hard shell campers (with a toilet) and A/C. Can you blame her? We haven't look too seriously yet, but it looks like they have a 3,500 lbs and less market for those smaller campers. I know the towing capacity on my Traverse is 2,000 lbs and that with the towing package it is about 5,200 lbs. Is there anything I can install that would comfortably allow me to tow around 3,000 to 3,500 lbs?
The dealer mentioned adding a transmission cooler, would that be enough?