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Old 01-31-2014, 04:34 PM   #1
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Chevy Considering a 2007 Express 2500 6.0L Van - Good Tow Vehicle?

Seems to be a few people out there using these cargo type vans to pull their TT.

I am seriously considering going this route. The added space for my large pets and gear, as well as the added security makes it very appealing.

There are a few companies in town selling VERY clean and low mileage corporate fleet lease returns at good price points.

However,they ALL seem to be the 2500 as opposed to the 3500. I am wondering if the 2500 will be adequate for me, and what the trade-offs will be with this type of vehicle.

The specific vans I am considering have 6.0L V-8 OHV SMPI 16 valve engines. Rear-wheel drive - 3.73 axle ratio. 335 horsepower @ 4400 rpm, and 360 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm. They do come standard with a a Tow/Haul mode. I do not believethey have a tow package, so may need to upgrade transmission cooler.

FYI - I will be pulling a 66 Tradewinds, at 5500lbs fully loaded. I wll be using a weight distribution hitch.

Any and all opinions are welcome!

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Old 01-31-2014, 04:48 PM   #2
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Should be totally adequate for your towing needs. My GM manual shows the GMC Savanna 2500 properly equipped rated for towing 10,000 lbs.

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Old 01-31-2014, 07:40 PM   #3
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:08 PM   #4
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you will love the stability. The 6.0 litre engine does a good job towing my 34'
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:11 PM   #5
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I have an 07 2500 yukon with the 6.0 engine. Does fine on our 28 ft classic. I would think the van would do great on your 24 footer, probably better that a 3500 (smoother ride). Being a cargo van it should have the iron block truck engine as opposed to the aluminum block.
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