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Old 11-21-2011, 11:15 PM   #15
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That combo should be sufficient/safe for towing the Airstream but you won't win any drag races.

I'm towing a 25" Eddie Bauer with a 2010 Suburban with the 5.3, 6 speed and 3.08 rear-end. It's not ideal but as long as I don't go nuts with the packing, it's enough. My next TV will not be geared so high, however.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:45 AM   #16
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The car is one heck of a magnificent beast. I spent most of the afternoon learning the controls (Never had a GM car). Thanks for the VIN link. I learned we have "automatic load leveling." I hope that means that it raises up the back when you lower the trailer down onto the hitch?

I still don't know what gears are in the back. The dealer first said 3.73, but then later said 4.10. I know there must be some code to look up. In the glove box there is a label with maybe 30 three-digit codes, like EXP, GDT, CXV and so on. Is this useful information?

The owner's manual is 630 pages! And the car measures 222 inches long, and my garage is 216 inches. ARGHH.

OK-- I will need a new brake controller installed. Is there a preference with this car? Right now we will still be towing the 18 foot trailer, but as soon as we find the A/S, we will get rid of the 18.
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My husband sold gm vehicles for years heres what the codes translate to

2007 Chevrolet Truck Tahoe RPO Option CODE:

7Y9 Battery, Single 770 CCA (MSRP = $56.00)
8T7 Half shaft boot for 4x4 (MSRP = $150.00)
8X1 Label, fasten safety belts (MSRP = $2.00)
9V5 Paints, solid (MSRP = No Charge), Woodland Green
9V9 Paints, solid (MSRP = No Charge), Doeskin Tan
9W3 Paints, solid (MSRP = No Charge), Wheatland Yellow
9W4 Paints, solid (MSRP = No Charge), Tangier Orange
A31 Windows, power
A95 Seats, front bucket with Custom Cloth
A95 Seats, front bucket with leather-appointed seating
AE7 Seats, front 40/20/40 split-bench with Custom Cloth
AG1 Seat adjuster, driver power
AG2 Seat adjuster, front passenger power
AJ1 Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted
AL4 Seats, second row bucket with leather-appointed seating
AM8 Seats, second row 60/40 split-folding bench with Custom Cloth
AM8 Seats, second row 60/40 split-folding bench with leather-appointed seating
AN3 Seats, front bucket with leather-appointed seating
AP3 Remote vehicle starter system
AP8 Remote vehicle starter prep package
ARS Seat release, second row, power release only
AS3 Seats, third row 50/50 split-bench with Custom Cloth
AS3 Seats, third row 50/50 split-bench with vinyl
ASF Air bags, head curtain side-impact, first and second row outboard seating positions
AU3 Door locks, power programmable
AW2 Seats, third row 50/50 split-bench with vinyl
AW2 Seats, third row 50/50 split-bench with Custom Cloth
B30 Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
B39 Cargo mat
B58 Floor mats, color-keyed carpeted first and second row
B71 Wheel flares, front and rear
B85 Moldings, color-keyed bodyside
BRS Assist steps, power-retractable
BVE Assist steps, Black
BVV Assist steps, tubular
C25 Wiper, rear intermittent
C36 Heater, rear auxiliary
C49 Defogger, rear-window
C5Y GVWR, 7100 lbs. (3221 kg)
C69 Air conditioning, rear auxiliary
C6A GVWR, 7300 lbs. (3311 kg)
CE1 Wipers, front intermittent, Rainsense
CF5 Sunroof, power
CJ2 Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control
CJ3 Air conditioning, dual-zone manual climate control
D07 Console, floor
DF5 Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
DH6 Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
DL3 Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming
DL8 Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable
E52 Body, liftgate with liftglass, rear door system
E61 Body, liftgate with liftglass
FE9 Emissions, Federal requirements
G80 Differential, heavy-duty locking rear
GT4 Rear axle, 3.73 ratio
GT5 Rear axle, 4.10 ratio
GU5 Rear axle, 3.23 ratio
GU6 Rear axle, 3.42 ratio
JF4 Pedals, power-adjustable
JL4 StabiliTrak, stability control system
K05 Engine block heater
K34 Cruise control
K47 Air cleaner, high-capacity
KA6 Seats, heated second row
KNP Cooling, auxiliary transmission oil cooler
KW1 Alternator, 160 amps
LMG Engine, Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI FlexFuel
LY2 Engine, Vortec 4.8L V8 SFI
LY5 Engine, Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI
M30 Transmission, 4-speed automatic
N87 Wheels, 4 - 18" x 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) aluminum
N93 Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) aluminum
NB8 Emissions override
NC7 Emissions override, Federal
NE1 Emissions, Maine, Massachusetts, New York or Vermont state requirements
NP5 Steering wheel, leather-wrapped
NP8 Transfer case, electronic Autotrac
NZ4 Wheel, 17" (43.2 cm) full-size, steel spare
NZZ Skid Plate Package
P46 Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) aluminum
QAN Tires, P265/70R17 all-season, blackwall
QAS Tires, P265/70R17 all-season, White outlined-letter
QSS Tires, P275/55R20 all-season, blackwall
QXN Tires, P265/65R18 on-/off-road, blackwall
R8G OnStar 1 Additional Year of Safe and Sound Service (MSRP= $199)
R8P OnStar 2 Additional Years of Safe and Sound Service (MSRP=$379)
R8W OnStar 1-Year Directions and Connections Service (MSRP=$100)
R8Y OnStar 2-Years Directions and Connections Service (MSRP=$399)
R8Z OnStar 3-Years Directions and Connections Service (MSRP=$679)
RCP Wheels, 4 - 20" x 8.5" (50.8 cm x 21.6 cm) painted aluminum
RCS Wheels, 4 - 20" x 8.5" (50.8 cm x 21.6 cm) polished aluminum
RFA OnStar 1-Year Business Vehicle Manager Service (MSRP=$25)
RFB OnStar 2-Years Business Vehicle Manager Service (No charge)
RFC OnStar 3-Years Business Vehicle Manager Service (No Charge)
RYJ Cargo shade
SAF Tire carrier, lockable outside spare
STZ LTZ Plus Sales Package
T74 Headlamps, dual halogen composite
T96 Fog lamps, front round
TGK Solid PaintSEO solid paint, one color
U2K XM Satellite Radio
U3U Audio system with navigation, AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD player and
DVD-based navigation
U42 Entertainment system, rear seat DVD player
UD7 Rear Parking Assist
UE1 OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan
UG1 Universal Home Remote
UJ6 Tire Pressure Monitoring System
UK3 Steering wheel controls, mounted audio, Driver Information Center and cruise controls
UK6 Audio system controls, rear
UQ3 Audio system feature, 8-speaker system
UQA Audio system feature, Bose premium 9-speaker system
US8 Audio system, AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD player
US9 Audio system, AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible 6-disc in-dash CD changer
UVA Audio system, AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD/DVD player
UVB Audio system with navigation, AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD/DVD player and
DVD-based navigation
UVC Rearview camera system
V1K Luggage rack center rails
V54 Luggage rack side rails, roof-mounted, Black
V76 Recovery hooks, front, frame-mounted
VDS Ship Thru for Models C*15706 (MSRP = WA)
VGD Fascia, front color-keyed
VGE Fascia, rear color-keyed
XA7 Windshield washer fluid system, heated
YF5 Emissions, California state requirements
Z55 Suspension Package, Autoride
Z71 Suspension Package, Off-Road
Z82 Trailering equipment, heavy-duty
ZRS Tire, spare P265/70R17
ZW7 Suspension Package, Premium Smooth Ride
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:35 AM   #18
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Thanks MZBEAR!
That list is fantastic. I confirmed I have the 4.10 gears, which was my preference.
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:38 AM   #19
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...... I learned we have "automatic load leveling." I hope that means that it raises up the back when you lower the trailer down onto the hitch?
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RWG,

Yes it will....This feature will sometimes effect weight transfer to the steering axle. Important to get to the CAT scales too double check your WD bar settings.
You want to weigh loaded for towing, keeping the TV AND trailer level.

If the 'Burb hasn't towed before you may have too connect the charge wire to the Power Distribution Center,(fuse box), under the hood.

Everyone has their own preference on controllers, choose a good one.
We use the TruControl with excellent results.

Ask the dealer for a Vehicle Inquiry Survey, (VISS ck), it can provide the build sheet w/options and warranty repair history.

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