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Old 12-10-2016, 01:45 PM   #29
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We towed our 23FB with our LC. No issues. It handled the load with ease. It is a 04 LC though. Don't know if the newer ones have a softer suspension. It was slightly underpowered, but not a lot. The biggest problem I had was the small gas tank, and poor fuel mileage. Makes for too many stops.
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Old 12-10-2016, 04:39 PM   #30
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We towed our 23FB with our LC. No issues. It handled the load with ease. It is a 04 LC though. Don't know if the newer ones have a softer suspension. It was slightly underpowered, but not a lot. The biggest problem I had was the small gas tank, and poor fuel mileage. Makes for too many stops.
Yes, that additional 5 feet makes a difference. The 27FB is actually 28 feet plus tongue. But, yes....the tiny gas tank drives me crazy!
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Old 12-11-2016, 05:01 AM   #31
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I haven't pulled a 25, let alone a 27. Plus they are wider than my little 23. I sure can relate to trying to get one vehicle to do it all. I ended up going to a Tundra for towing and around the farm, and a small Infinity for a daily driver. My wife loves the LC, so we will keep it forever. I think she's put 20,000 miles on it in the last four years. We always buy used. The price of a new one is a little steep for my taste. Good luck with your situation. I hope things work out.
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Old 12-11-2016, 05:31 AM   #32
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So I guess your 3/4 ton Surburban is worth more than $10,000.00 Seeing that they don't even make one any more I'm sure you could sell yours for more than that. Try pricing one out....you'll see. I've been towing my 34' Classic S/O with my 2004 3/4 Yukon XL Quadrasteer......could not imagine using anything else. Regards. Bob
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There is no substitute for a heavy tow vehicle with a long wheel base when it comes to towing safety.
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:52 AM   #34
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1500 vs 2500 and always wanting a Landcruiser

Just crossing over 200k on our 2009 1500 Suburban (black). She towed our 23ft 09 International from when we got it. It was the every day driver for the wife as well. Cabot trail in Nova Scotia to crazy drives to Polebridge Montana every October. Wheelbase was great, but I do agree a good setup can alleviate ones shorter wheelbase concerns. The 1500 is retired to only Michigan driving now and no towing.

Last year I snagged a 2012 2500(silver). Had to file a complaint with GM over the dealer taking a deposit (sizable) and then trying to raise the price on me after threatening to sell it to someone else. I have towed from MI out to Maryland and back. Then out to Montana and back. I can say it is a night and day difference compared to the 1500. More than anything is the engine and trans not fighting all the time. I swear it can hold 5th gear up a mountain sometimes with two canoes and a fully loaded trailer.

All the Suburban loving aside. I have always wanted a Land Cruiser. Even thought about selling both Suburbs to buy one. I get offers for the 2500 filling up gas (live near GM proving grounds). I am just not thinking its the thing to do. I have learned so much about the Suburban and what to look for as they age, not sure I want to start over with a new rig.

They do still make the 2500 Suburban even in the new body style. They are models sold to Armorers/Fleet. They aren't cheap either. So I doubt you will be seeing them anytime soon unless it has some flags flying at the front of them....http://www.gmfleet.com/chevrolet/sub...-duty-suv.html
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You will be glad you kept the suburban. The other issue with the Land Cruiser was the tiny gas tank. On my last trip, I figured out that I would've had to stop with the Land Cruiser nine times at only 24 gallons and 7-8mpg.
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What makes towing with a new Land Cruiser different than towing with a Tundra?
Shorter wheelbase?
Independent rear suspension?
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What makes towing with a new Land Cruiser different than towing with a Tundra?
Shorter wheelbase?
Independent rear suspension?

Exactly. The shorter wheelbase.
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Suspension primarily setup for articulation rather than load bearing.
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