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Old 02-10-2010, 04:40 PM   #29
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I just test-drove a 2010 Avalanche 4X4 LTZ with the 5.3 and a 4.10 rear end.
Looked up the towing capacity at the Dealer and it shows maximum of 7,400 lbs.

Some of the afore replies seem to indicate towing in excess of this number with no problems. Is this correct?

I really liked the Avalanche a lot but my trailer's maximum wt. will be around 7,300 lbs. Seems like this weight limit should be in around 9,000 to be appropriate.

Am I misreading the replies or do several of the trailers exceed the 7,400 lb. limit?
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:07 PM   #30
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I just test-drove a 2010 Avalanche 4X4 LTZ with the 5.3 and a 4.10 rear end.
Looked up the towing capacity at the Dealer and it shows maximum of 7,400 lbs.

Some of the afore replies seem to indicate towing in excess of this number with no problems. Is this correct?

I really liked the Avalanche a lot but my trailer's maximum wt. will be around 7,300 lbs. Seems like this weight limit should be in around 9,000 to be appropriate.

Am I misreading the replies or do several of the trailers exceed the 7,400 lb. limit?
I would suggest you double check on that 4.10 rearend gear. I tried to get mine changed to 4.10 at the dealer and was told GM did not make a 4.10 gear for the 1/2 ton 10 bolt rear end housing, so they would not do it if they couldn't use genuine GM parts.

Additionally, I was towing a 6000 pound 25' trailer with my 1/2 ton, 5.3 liter truck, 3.73 gears, and it was satisfactory until I got at high altitude and steep grades. Under those conditions, I was dissatisfied with the pulling power. It would be fine in Texas, but not at high altitude, IMHO.
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:41 PM   #31
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I just test-drove a 2010 Avalanche 4X4 LTZ with the 5.3 and a 4.10 rear end.
Looked up the towing capacity at the Dealer and it shows maximum of 7,400 lbs.

Some of the afore replies seem to indicate towing in excess of this number with no problems. Is this correct?

I really liked the Avalanche a lot but my trailer's maximum wt. will be around 7,300 lbs. Seems like this weight limit should be in around 9,000 to be appropriate.

Am I misreading the replies or do several of the trailers exceed the 7,400 lb. limit?
Avi's used to be available in 3/4 ton...with a BB! No more...
Not sure but those towing heavier may have had the 3/4 ton.

RISTREAMIN tows with a 3/4 BB...nice setup!

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Old 02-10-2010, 07:06 PM   #32
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Avi's used to be available in 3/4 ton...with a BB! No more...
Not sure but those towing heavier may have had the 3/4 ton.

RISTREAMIN tows with a 3/4 BB...nice setup!

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Huh....never seen a 3/4 ton Avalanche.

Nope, just checked the Chevrolet web site....no 3/4 ton "Avi's".
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:23 PM   #33
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Another note - you used to be able to get a current-generation Avalanche with the 6.0-liter. That's gone for 2010. Hopefully they'll add the 6.2-liter - I'd love such a truck in a few years...

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Old 02-10-2010, 07:41 PM   #34
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Huh....never seen a 3/4 ton Avalanche.

Nope, just checked the Chevrolet web site....no 3/4 ton "Avi's".
Read the post first..."used" to sell...

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Old 02-10-2010, 07:48 PM   #35
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I believe 2006 was the last year for the 3/4 8.1 Avalanche. I know it was for the Burb. They both share the same frame and w/base.
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