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Old 08-24-2010, 11:11 AM   #57
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Old 12-04-2010, 05:16 PM   #58
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Same as A Schwager--6.2 Denali towing experience?

We tow our 6900 lb (loaded) International with a 2000 3/4 ton Suburban--3.73 with the four speed. Great combo EXCEPT the non-towing mileage is terrible and the engine is a bit weak for a headwind or serious uphills (how you guys deal with the 5.3 is beyond me!)

We're considering stepping up to the Yukon XL Denali (1/2 ton) w. heavy duty tow package to get the 6.2/3.43/6-speed with greater torque (417) and horsepower (403), which should deliver better mileage and the same torque with the 3.43 that the 6.0 liter does with the 3.73.

Has anyone towed with this rig?
What kind of highway mileage can we expect towing, and NOT TOWING?
Are the newer 1/2 tons more stable than the older ones, as we've been told?

We typically haul from California to Texas and California to Washington state, then park the International and use the truck as a touring vehicle for three or four weeks.

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Old 09-16-2016, 06:51 AM   #59
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Hi,

I'm a newbie here, and am investigating feasibility of AS purchase, which will be no larger than 22' (more likely 19'~20'). I would like to use a SUV to tow it.

Since the last post in this topic, I'm sure a lot has changed in the SUV market. What do people recommend today?

We are a couple in late 40s in central NJ and are not near retirement, so all we plan to do is extended weekend trips no farther than 100~150 miles at a time. We may go to upstate NY, but we are not thinking of going up the Rocky mountains.

We have pets to bring with us, and occasionally, a couple of extended family members may come with us for a short trip (that's why we are interested in SUV).

Since we have no prior experience of towing, we would like to keep it local. When we gain more experience and confident, we would like to upgrade the vehicle though. But that's still a few years down the road. For now, we would like to find a SUV. What do you think is the best suited vehicle for us?

Thank you in advance.

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Old 09-16-2016, 07:33 AM   #60
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Hello neighbor, this is Alvin from NJ.
I use to tow a 22' CCD with my Nissan Armada LE w/ tow package and was amazed how the SUV didn't fell any different with the trailer behind. Uphills and down hills were a breeze, as long as you know when to shift gears. Now I tow a 25' CCD, but now I do feel the trailer due to it's very heavy hitch weight which I plan on reducing. Other than the hitch weight being heavy the SUV still performs great. I get on average 11.5 MPG with this trailer going up state to the Adirondacks.

Hope this helps.
If you need more info PM me.

Just saw your updated post.
WOW!!! You're less then 20 mins away from me. =)
If you need to swing by to get a close look at my set up let me know.
We're also in our late 40's.
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:36 AM   #61
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Hi Atsushi,

Hello neighbor, this is Alvin from NJ.
I use to tow a 22' CCD with my Nissan Armada LE w/ tow package and was amazed how the SUV didn't fell any different with the trailer behind. Uphills and down hills were a breeze, as long as you know when to shift gears. Now I tow a 25' CCD, but now I do feel the trailer due to it's very heavy hitch weight which I plan on reducing. Other than the hitch weight being heavy the SUV still performs great. I get on average 11.5 MPG with this trailer going up state to the Adirondacks.

Hope this helps.
If you need more info PM me.
Thank you, Alvin. I would like to ask a few more questions. I'll send you a PM.

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Old 09-16-2016, 11:38 AM   #62
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I am towing 33 ft SOB trailer with BMW X5. With Propride hitch it is stable as rock. With any German SUV you will not notice that you have 22 ft Airstream behind.
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I am towing 33 ft SOB trailer with BMW X5. With Propride hitch it is stable as rock. With any German SUV you will not notice that you have 22 ft Airstream behind.
Has nothing to do with country of origin, German SUVs are nice machines but no better than others when it comes to towing...they just incur higher maintenance costs along the way.

Back to the poster from NJ's question regarding towing with an SUV; a lot has changed. Today, most "SUVs" are now Crossovers which mean a transversely mounted engine and transmission, as well as no separate frame. These are negative features for towing.

In terms of overall power, stability, and durability for towing the size Airstream you are talking about with low maintenance and regular gas, a Chevrolet Tahoe or Ford Expedition would be excellent.
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Thank you for your comments. I wonder if a minivan (SUV crossover?) could also be a candidate as well. For example, Chevy Traverse?
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Thank you for your comments. I wonder if a minivan (SUV crossover?) could also be a candidate as well. For example, Chevy Traverse?
Traverse is not a minivan. It is a front wheel drive (awd available) car, or "crossover" as they say.
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Those minivans or crossovers typically do not have the same payload/towing capacity as a large SUV.
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I am towing 33 ft SOB trailer with BMW X5. With Propride hitch it is stable as rock. With any German SUV you will not notice that you have 22 ft Airstream behind.
I'm guessing you mean BMW or Mercedes. The independent suspension and good brakes are key. These attributes are making their way into global vehicles from many OEMs.
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Old 09-17-2016, 06:47 AM   #68
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I saw this:

http://www.autobytel.com/crossovers/...trucks-119920/

2016 Chevrolet Traverse -- 5,200 lbs.

"The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse is about as close as you can get in size to a big SUV without going over completely to a truck-based platform. That being said, despite its large size and its exceptional passenger capacity (up to 8), the Chevrolet Traverse conducts itself far more like a car than one would think from behind the wheel. This is true even when taking into account the Traverse's 5,200 lbs. tow rating, which is made possible not only by its long wheelbase but also the 288 horsepower (with optional dual exhaust), 3.6-liter V6 engine under its hood that is also rated to produce 270 lb-ft of torque."


That's why I brought it up. Unfortunately, I don't have the knowledge or experience to judge the validity of this article.
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I found this article:

"2016 Chevy Traverse is about as close as you can get in size to a big SUV without going over completely to a truck-based platform. That being said, despite its large size and its exceptional passenger capacity (up to 8), the Chevrolet Traverse conducts itself far more like a car than one would think from behind the wheel. This is true even when taking into account the Traverse's 5,200 lbs. tow rating, which is made possible not only by its long wheelbase but also the 288 horsepower (with optional dual exhaust), 3.6-liter V6 engine under its hood that is also rated to produce 270 lb-ft of torque."

But I don't know how to judge the validity of this claim.

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I drive German cars, therefore, I mentioned German SUVs. This was the only reason. Since you referred to this, non-German SUVs are just not on my list to drive. Some do not notice the differences, some do.

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Has nothing to do with country of origin, German SUVs are nice machines but no better than others when it comes to towing...they just incur higher maintenance costs along the way.

Back to the poster from NJ's question regarding towing with an SUV; a lot has changed. Today, most "SUVs" are now Crossovers which mean a transversely mounted engine and transmission, as well as no separate frame. These are negative features for towing.

In terms of overall power, stability, and durability for towing the size Airstream you are talking about with low maintenance and regular gas, a Chevrolet Tahoe or Ford Expedition would be excellent.
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