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    Default Pushing it? Towing question

    Last night we found a travel trailer that both the Wife and I love. Im just afraid it will be to heavy to pull. I have a 2010 suburban 1500 with the 5.3 liter engine 4x4. I believe I can pull up to 8100 pounds. The trailer weighs 6500 pounds dry, so probably around 7500 pounds wet with all the gear and misc stuff. Can my suburban handle it? Or should I look for something lighter? Thanks.
    Last edited by toughwaters; 09-17-2010 at 08:27 AM. Reason: spelling

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    How long is the trailer?

    2006 Duramax LBZ
    Edge Evo
    4'' Diamond eye to 6'' tip
    16'' ion alloy, 33'' fierce attitudes
    Lots of work left to do!

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    If I remember right its about 27'

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    Well would expect you to not have a problem pulling with suburban. Most of those standard hitch trailers pull pretty easy. As long as your comfortable pulling it i'd say go for it!

    2006 Duramax LBZ
    Edge Evo
    4'' Diamond eye to 6'' tip
    16'' ion alloy, 33'' fierce attitudes
    Lots of work left to do!

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    I feel fine pulling it, I was just worried about burning up my tranny or engine. This is my first Chevy so Im not sure how well they tow. Obviously I would be using a EQ hitch and trailer brakes so that helps a bit to.

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    Oh as far as engine and tranny you should be a 100% fine. Especially if this is just gonna be a weekend towing job. From my personal experience with hauling all sorts of trailers, chevys can pull and pull and pull.

    2006 Duramax LBZ
    Edge Evo
    4'' Diamond eye to 6'' tip
    16'' ion alloy, 33'' fierce attitudes
    Lots of work left to do!

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