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Old 03-26-2014, 09:19 PM   #15
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The difference is 66lbs. Each wheel still plenty of margin of the Tahoes GAWR
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:24 AM   #16
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It's possible that you have to drop your shank to its lowest setting to make up for the difference between the 20" and 22" wheels. Which could be a problem if you are already at its lowest position.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:48 AM   #17
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The bigger consideration on the wheel size is the choices of "LT" tires in that size. If it was me, I'd only look at "E" rated tires, maybe "D" rated if it was a smaller type trailer. Most HD SUV's will come with "D" rated tires, but the company(or the dealer) may have ordered it with "P" rated tires which you do not want for towing as the side walls are very weak and tend to roll.
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:27 AM   #18
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We tow our 2005 34' Classic Limited S/O with a 2004 Yukon XL Quadrasteer, 6.0. Solid 10 MPG, only issue was overheating up long grades. We replaced the original fan clutch with an updated GM one made for trucks that beleive it or not, had problems overheating while plowing snow.The 3/4 ton with the Quadrasteer in my opinion is the best tow vehicle I have ever owned. In 2002 I purchased a Excursion 7.3 Litre, I liked the additional room over my previous 1999 3/4 ton 6.5 turbo diesel,but after 3 transmissions in 22,000 miles went back to the GM platform with the 2004 Yukon XL.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:49 AM   #19
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I have a GMC Duramax, and my neighbor has the Denali version. My max tow limit is 17,500, his shows to be around 14,700. I don't know why there is a difference. Both are 3/4 ton vehicles. His is club cab and mine is extended cab.

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The difference is the result of the increased total weight of your TV. As the total weight increases, the towing capability decreases.


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Old 08-10-2014, 09:32 AM   #21
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The Tundra Crewmax has 2 different towing capacities, too.
I wonder if it is the different wheel and tire combinations- 20's vs. 17's-
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Playing devil's advocate: you might strongly consider narrowing your search to only the 3/4 ton (2500) series Yukon XL (or Suburban).

IMO the 1500 is too small for the job. You will likely find that the payload on the 1500 is exceeded if you intend to carry passengers and luggage. I would be surprised if the tires or wheels you are considering are capable of handling the load. For comparison purposes, my 2500 Suburban came from the factory with 17" 8-bolt wheels with LT tires.

Hypothetically the situation might unfold like this: AS published tongue weights are notoriously low. Your loaded tongue weight might exceed 1,000 lbs.? You may need to adjust your trailer's load towards it's back to keep the tongue under the limit of the TV's hitch. Add 100-200 lbs. for hitching equipment, 39 gallons of fuel at about 240 lbs., passengers at 150+ lbs. each, luggage, etc.. You'll exceed your maximum payload very quickly unless you leave the luggage area empty by putting all of your stuff into the trailer. You'll also have to limit how many people you are carrying.

Buy the 3/4 ton - all the cool kids are doing it.
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:20 AM   #23
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We tow our 2014 27' international with a 2014 Yukon Denali (not XL). I'm no expert as this is out first trailer, but I'm very happy with how it tows. It's been 3 months of weekend trips but will have our first true test going over the Sierra Nevadas in altitude in September. There are a lot of hills around here so I just wish it had a bigger gas tank.


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Old 08-11-2014, 08:58 AM   #24
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Unfortunately gm no longer makes a suburban or Yukon 2500 at this time, they do offer the denali trim level on a crew cab GMC 2500 duramax/ allison Sierra however. If you think the 4door pickup isn't what your looking for and want a Yukon with additional towing capacity, I would suggest you put a call into Duraburb Inc. They have a fantastic reputation for making factory quality duramax/Allison 2500 chassis conversions on yukons and suburbans, they aren't cheap but you get a factory quality conversion to a real 2500 chassis (legitimately increased towing capacity) with a warranty. Just another option to think about.
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