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Old 09-19-2010, 03:11 PM   #1
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hello out there. i have purchased an 89 as excella 29 for our family and would like confirmation that we have a capable tow vehicle. we drive an 07 z71 suburban 2wd. this is not the 2500 burban, but has the better transmission 3.73? for towing. the as has a hensley hitch, and the dealership in which we purchased said it was a "perfect fit". we havent picked it up yet, and i would just like to confirm this info with people who know! i believe our vehicle's tow capacity is 7300 lbs and the trailer is said to have a dry weight of 5300 lbs. anybody out there find these numbers to be incorrect or have any suggestions?

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Old 09-19-2010, 03:18 PM   #2
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You'll be fine. Enjoy your new rig.

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Old 09-19-2010, 03:24 PM   #3
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Welcome muletuff,
I pull my 90 with a C1500 Chevy. It has a 5.3 liter engine with the 3.73 rear end. Does fine for what I want it to do. If the engine is equal, I would not think you would have problems. My tow capacity is around 8,000 lbs if I remember correctly. I stopped at the scales on one trip fully loaded and was well under the gross weight so I don't worry about it. My truck has 139,000 on it and has pulled trailers since we got it new.
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:40 PM   #4
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I tow mine with a 2010 Ford Expedition with the "tow package" all around the smalls roads of Quebec and Ontario and it's a dream.In fact I often forget that the Excella is following...
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:38 PM   #5
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You've picked the perfect AS, not to big, not to small, I tow mine with a 2010 1500 dodge ram and it pulls fine. The GVWR of the 29ft is 6800lbs, so you're getting close so I would recommend not loading it up too much, i.e. don't travel with full tanks etc. Good luck, and good travels.

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