We ordered our 2001 suburban with the intent of it being a tow vehicle for an Airstream. We selected the 2500, 6 liter, 4.10 differential, 4 wheel drive, with tow package. By having the suburban about 2 years before we got the trailer, we expected to fully flush out any bugs or add any enhancements. We couldn’t be happier with this choice and have made only extension to the car’s basic capabilities. Comfort and agility were better than expected and we averaged 12 to 14 miles per gallon.
In April of 2003, we took delivery of the 34’ Classic that we had ordered in Feb. Even though we had never towed anything larger than a Uhaul, our first tow from the dealer to our shakedown site was also very pleasing. Through out 2003 we have made 4 tows and have averaged 10 miles per gallon while towing.
This last September my wife and I took a “couple driving course” offered by Dick Reed’s RV driving school. The course was in our car and with our trailer and during one session I was coaxed into tackling an 8% grade, switch-back laden road . The car and trailer performed admirably up as well as down this “instructive” road. We look forward to may happy adventures with the suburban and airstream.
Good luck in your deliberations.
2003 34' Airstream Classic
2007 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
Allison Duramax 4X4
Hensley Arrow hitch
Kodiak / Actibrake Disc Brakes
Tekonsha Prodigy brake controller
Doran Pressure Pro
WBCCI #2984 Air # 4173