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Old 07-13-2017, 11:49 PM   #1
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Towing with Surburban

Will it work to tow a Flying Cloud 25 rear twin with a 2015 5.3 liter Surburban, 4WD?
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:20 AM   #2
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Will it work to tow a Flying Cloud 25 rear twin with a 2015 5.3 liter Surburban, 4WD?
Yep.
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Short answer, anything else?
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Does it have the tow package ? If not you will need to add a brake control.
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I tow a smaller Airstream, a 16-footer, with a much older (2004) Suburban with the same engine (not four-wheel-drive).

It seems to do fine.
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Might need a WD hitch with that. I never had a trans cooler added on, mine was fine and I towed much heavier stuff.

Loved my Suburbans. Last one was a diesel.
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Old 07-14-2017, 12:44 PM   #7
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Suburbans were the standard for towing Airstreams for years. You will need a high quality, capable weight distribution hitch and sway control system set up by someone who actually knows what they are doing, as well as a brake controller. You may need a transmission cooler installed if you don't have one. Keep your truck and trailer loads reasonable, and reduce speeds as needed for climbing and descending steeper grades safely.

Continue learning, the best loading and w.d. hitch expert is you. Ask for advice on the internet and too many just tell you to get a bigger truck. As though money grows on trees.
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We towed our 25' FB for over a year with our '13 Yukon Denali which is basically the same as your Suburban. What we learned was transmission temps would climb dramatically and the short wheelbase (116" ours was not an XL) made us feel like the tail was wagging the dog in strong crosswinds. One of these towing threads suggested 110" wheelbase will tow a 20' trailer and each additional 4" of wheelbase will add a foot more of trailer length. Longer wheelbase does seem to make sense to me.

We just moved up to an F-150 Ecoboost with max tow package, 145" wheelbase, 36 gallon tank, but have not towed with it yet.
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