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Old 06-15-2015, 08:02 AM   #29
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Of all the traditional body on frame SUVs, the Expedition has the most sophisticated suspension setup.
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:18 AM   #30
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I just read as mentioned earlier that GM has "confirmed" the Suburban 2500HD will be back for 2016 model year, but may be limited to fleet and commercial only. Hum...... If we could get our hands on that, we'd buy it immediately!

Part of our hesitation with like an F250 or large 2500 truck is that we have two senior citizen labradors that travel with us and it's already hard to get them in and our of an SUV, a big truck will be even harder I think.
Nothing to stop you from buying one. Go to the dealership with the long row of white trucks or order one. The old dogs will still have trouble getting into a Suburban. The current generation sits higher than the previous generation.
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:23 AM   #31
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We towed our 1974 Overlander 27' with several Yukon XLs over the years, last with the Denali and the 6.2L V8. Never had a problem at all until we switched to a 2011 Flying Cloud 30' unit at which point it was definitely under powered and at the very extreme of the tow weight rating. Switched to a 2015 Ram 2500 mega cab which we absolutely love and just finished a trip through the mountains of Tetons and Yellowstone. While I think you will be fine with the SUV pulling the 27' unit, you might look at the mega cab which actually provides more legroom for the driver and the rear passengers, and works great for hauling along three dogs. We put a bed cap on which works great for camping equipment, and palace for the pups when we have human passengers.
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:56 AM   #32
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I have a 2015 escalade. Plenty of power and tow option switch on transmission. Only issue is no set up for trailer brake.
I use a Tundra instead.
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:56 PM   #33
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I have a 2015 escalade. Plenty of power and tow option switch on transmission. Only issue is no set up for trailer brake.
I use a Tundra instead.
How does power between the Escalade and Tundra compare?
Comparing my Tundra 5.7 (381 hp and 401 ft. lbs. torque) to my boss' Silverado 6.2 (425 horsepower) the Tundra feels stronger. It may just be the way the gas pedal is sprung or the way the computer is programmed, but the Tundra feels stronger and quicker/more responsive. The Tundra also feels stronger, more responsive/quicker than the Nissan Titan or Ford F150 EcoBoost twin turbo V6. I haven't driven a Ram 5.7 for comparison, but the word is the Ram is stronger/more powerful.
Also, how does the back seat room compare between the Tundra and the Escalade? The Tundra backseat seems bigger than anything else besides a Checker Cab or 60's Cadillac limousine. I also love those big ole mini van-sized doors that open to a full 90 degrees as opposed to the normal 45 degree opening rear doors. We use the Tundra when we need to haul 5 big tall grown people.
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Old 05-01-2016, 05:40 PM   #34
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I have a 2015 escalade. Plenty of power and tow option switch on transmission. Only issue is no set up for trailer brake.
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I'm hoping you can wire one (trailer brake) because that's what I got to tow with. I understand they are pre-wired. Will be finding out soon!
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:47 PM   #35
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All GMT 900's (2007 - 2014) GM suv's are pre-wired. The harness is located near the firewall under steering column under the hood. CW has the harness that goes from fuse block under the dash to your brake controller.
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Old 05-02-2016, 11:25 AM   #36
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all gmt 900's (2007 - 2014) gm suv's are pre-wired. The harness is located near the firewall under steering column under the hood. Cw has the harness that goes from fuse block under the dash to your brake controller.
cw?
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Old 05-02-2016, 11:58 AM   #37
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:18 PM   #38
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Well, I called my dealer and they said they show no part for a 2013 Escalade, so they can't do it. Sigh.

Colonial Airstream offered to do it for $300. I seemed fairly easy to do but I'd rather leave it up to a professional. So I am going that route.
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Well, I called my dealer and they said they show no part for a 2013 Escalade, so they can't do it. Sigh.

Colonial Airstream offered to do it for $300. I seemed fairly easy to do but I'd rather leave it up to a professional. So I am going that route.


2017 Escalade owner here! Installing the trailer brake controller was literally a breeze. There are great videos as well on it on YouTube (under Suburban and Yukon) but the box etc are all in the same place. I ordered the Tekonsha P3 with the cadillac (GM) adaptor and it was a plug and play. You literally take one end of the adapter and plug it in the fuse box and the other end in the back of the unit and are good to go from there. I'll try to post some pics this weekend if time allows.

Have yet to pull with the Escalade yet. Our 27FB Serenity is coming off the line 6/29 and going to see how it goes before committing to a more robust TV, which will cause me to get rid of my 911 for a pick up as a daily driver, and effectively end the midlife crisis!
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Well, I have been towing my 30' FC for a year with my '13 Escalade and have no regrets. Plenty of power, stops fine, and the brake controller Colonial installed works like a champ.
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Wanted to jump back in and give a quick update since I've now had a couple of trips under my belt pulling with an Escalade.

Pulls like a champ (granted it's been in cool Texas 100 degree weather and not the mountains), averages 12 mpg going 55-60, 11mpg at 60-65, and 9 mpg at 65-70 mph.

The rig is 2018 Serenity 27FB loaded with an Equalizer 4 hitch.
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