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Old 08-23-2007, 02:43 PM   #1
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08 Suburban 1500 vs. 08 Expedition EL

Anyone tow with either an 07 or 08 Suburban with the 5.3l engine?
How about the Ford Expedition EL, seems to have abetter pwoerband than the Suburban, and 6-speed automatic.
I crashed my 97 Suburban last niht, andit might well be a total loss. The two vehicles above seem to make the most sense to me as a replacement.
My preference is 1/2 ton, and not a pickup.
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:14 PM   #2
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Anyone tow with either an 07 or 08 Suburban with the 5.3l engine?
How about the Ford Expedition EL, seems to have abetter pwoerband than the Suburban, and 6-speed automatic.
I crashed my 97 Suburban last niht, andit might well be a total loss. The two vehicles above seem to make the most sense to me as a replacement.
My preference is 1/2 ton, and not a pickup.
Uwe,

Bummer on your Suburban, maybe it is time to go with a vintage tow vehicle.

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Old 08-23-2007, 04:01 PM   #3
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Bummer on your Suburban, maybe it is time to go with a vintage tow vehicle.

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Thought about it, but I want killer brakes this time, and no worries on safety.
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Thought about it, but I want killer brakes this time, and no worries on safety.
hope no 1 was hurt in the bashup....

IF killer brakes is a goal include the datsun armada in your selection process.

stopping distance was, and may still be best in class...

MotorWeek: Road Test: Long Term

at first glance more expensive but fully tricked out the s/e are not much less $...

the 05/06s are coming off lease and nicely priced.

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NISSAN Please - they haven't been Datsuns for a long long time
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:40 PM   #6
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- they haven't been Datsuns for a long long time
hi romap

mine was and IS and always will be a D...

really i was just trying to defeat the built in popup-ad feature that links words or phrases in posts...

to silly sales ads...

so i guess u agree the dNaItSsSuAnN is a worthy choice?

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Why not the 2500 Sub? It has a heavier frame and suspension and larger brakes.
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Why not the 2500 Sub? It has a heavier frame and suspension and larger brakes.
The 1/2 ton wagons have 8000 and 9000 tow capacity, and I tow only about 5500 lbs soaking wet and well fed.
The 2500 has bad fuel economy, and leaf spring rear suspension, none of which I am keen of any longer.

I have not considered the imports, other than a Sprinter van.
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Old 08-23-2007, 06:11 PM   #9
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Ouch... hope YOU are ok! I'm really with 2air on this one.... I've always disliked domestic brakes... I haven't driven the Armada.. but I've always like imported brakes.

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5.3L will be a little gutless for a trailer longer than 21 feet.
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Uwe---Be sure to consider renting the TV first. I just returned today from a 2 week trip with a new 2007 Suburban 1500 with 5.3, flexfuel, active cylinder management, and tow package rented from Avis. I didn't trailer with it, but I could have. Nice stable feel with just two onboard. Aveaged 18 MPG in a mix of rural roads in the coastal mountain range of central Oregon.

My sense was that it was geared pretty high and not enough power to tow comfortably at the rated tow capacity.
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Old 08-24-2007, 01:29 AM   #12
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:46 AM   #13
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HI Uwe,
I have a 2004 Suburban with a 5.3 eng., 3.73 axle ratio,2WD. I use this to tow my 34ft trailer and have not had any problems. I do tow in drive (3rd gear)and get about 10.5 mpg consistently and that is calculated on paper not the onboard computer.I get on average 16mpg in city and 19-20 mpg on hwy. I do know that I am at the top end of the tow rating with my trailer but I to like the ride of a half ton when not towing and at this time I am still working and do not get to travel as often as I would like. I know that many people would disagree with using a half ton to tow this size trailer but I know a lot of members in my unit that have been using them for a long time and have good results. I will say that what towing I do is in the southeast so I do not know what the performance would be elsewhere.Also I have the autoride feature as well which is a automatic leveling device and it works great. Hope this helps. Davis
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Old 08-24-2007, 06:41 AM   #14
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Hi Uwe,

I just purchased a new 2007 Ford Expedition EL 4X4 with the heavy duty tow package. I believe it is rated to tow 8750 lbs. Actually, the shorter Expedition is rated to pull more than the EL. I haven't used it to tow my AS yet, so I can't give you any first-hand info on how it tows. I know people on this forum have lots of advise on vehicles to tow with, but I also have to drive this around town for the next 8 years or so. It's a very comfortable ride and doesn't bounce around like the Excursions did (my sister had one of those--bad ride if you ask me). I don't venture too far with my trailer, so I'll probably won't be hitting the mountains too soon with the Expedition. I've only had it for a week, but so far I love it!
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