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06-26-2010, 09:22 AM #11
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Towing with 07 Tahoe
We are considering a 29ft. travel trailer. The actual unloaded trailer weight with installed options is 5330lbs. Hitch weight is 736. I do not know the axle weights but it is a 2-axle trailer.
Our Tahoe is a 2007 LTZ - 4x4 with the HD tow package - coolers, auto airbag levelers, 3.73 rear axle, 5.4L v8. According to GM, our trailer tow rating is 6700lbs, because of the 4x4. GCWR is 13,000.
We have towed a boat and a popup trailer some distance before with no issues at all. Our calculations show we can do it if we don't max out the load but I would love to know if anyone else has towed similar with their Tahoe with the same ratings.
Of course, we will be using an Equalizer WD hitch and sway control along with brake control.
01-29-2013, 04:17 AM #12
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04-10-2013, 11:14 PM #13
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- Dushore, PA and building my "winter home" in Alabama.
04-12-2013, 08:37 PM #14
When I sold them to customers that intned to trailer. I would always tell them to deduct weight that you are loading inside as well as passengers and give yourself some buffer weight. hope this helps... Eric
04-13-2013, 12:40 PM #15
Figured i would put this on here.
my friends father just got a 99 with the 454 big block!!! talk about awesome for towing, right!! XD
but heres the thing... if you are planning on doing a lot of towing, you need to upgrade all of your oils to high quality synthetics, or, change them frequently if you can get a high capacity aluminum diff cover to help cooling, even better!
i have seen carriers destroyed from abusive head and neglected oil...
you also need to do this: but ESPECIALLY on a vehicle with an iron block and ESPECIALLY with a 454, because they engineered them to run very hot... to help pass emissions...
you need to get a big@ss radiator, and a separate big@ss transmission cooler, even an extra fan for it would be wise... never know when you'll be stuck in stop and go traffic...
adding a leaf to the springs would also be a good idea....Gas was $1.83 when Obama took office.....
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