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Old 07-13-2012, 09:15 PM   #1
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Does anyone pull with a "1994"ish full size Blazer/Yukon? Have a chance to grab one in really great shape... I have a 1976 Argosy 26...

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Old 07-13-2012, 09:27 PM   #2
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Thewheelbase is too short, t will not make a good tow vehicle. By te time you get it equipped to adequately tow your trailer, you could have used the extra time and money needed to purchase a more suitable vehicle.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:05 PM   #3
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Does anyone pull with a "1994"ish full size Blazer/Yukon? Have a chance to grab one in really great shape... I have a 1976 Argosy 26...

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I agree with Overlander63 . . . . While the K5 Blazer may have a sufficient trailer tow rating, I would avoid it as a tow vehicle for anything longer than 20-feet and its stability would be questionable even at that length. Based on my 1995 K1500 Silverado, I wouldn't recommend it from the power standpoint . . . the pre-VORTEC 5.7 Liter lacks power for travel in mountains or hilly country (I had the 3.73 differentials and heavy duty trailer tow package). Another factor that oftens comes into play with K5 Blazers is the presence of aftermarket wheel/tire combinations that are larger than stock and intended for off-road use.

Good luck with your investigation!

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How does everyone feel about the ford expedition with the 5.4. ?
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How does everyone feel about the ford expedition with the 5.4. ?
That would be much better than the Blazer. I have the 5.4 in my truck, with the 3.73 gears. That extra length makes it more stable.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:37 AM   #6
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Does anyone pull with a "1994"ish full size Blazer/Yukon? Have a chance to grab one in really great shape... I have a 1976 Argosy 26...

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Yup, I pulled my 30' Avion for 2yrs. If you can deal with only 200hp it will pull your lighter weight airstream ok. Yes it has a short wheelbase, but it also has a short overhang.
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This talk is making me nervous about towing my 22' Argosy with my 98 Tahoe 350at...
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This talk is making me nervous about towing my 22' Argosy with my 98 Tahoe 350at...
Your Tahoe is more closely related to the Suburban than the K5 Blazer. The K5 Blazer is somthing like a Tahoe that is cut off behind the second row of seats. A 1998 Tahoe with the proper trailer towing package shouldn't have any problems witn an Argosy 22.

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I guess perspective is everything... I pull the Argosy with a Ford Ranger now with a 4.0. I am used to the lack of power, but it gets the old girl from A to B...

Thanks for all your input!
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Went with a 2006 Expedition. Pulls great!! Thanks for the advice.
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