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?
1999 34' Excella
Join Date: Apr 2009
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.
Enjoy your rig!
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.