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Old 06-21-2006, 08:11 PM   #1
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Chevy G20 and a 65 Overlander

Would a Chevy G20 3/4 ton van with a 5.7 liter V8 be a suitable tow vehicle for an Overlander with a dry weight of 4230 lbs?

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Old 06-21-2006, 08:15 PM   #2
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Old 06-21-2006, 08:17 PM   #3
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Hey Overlander63,

Very cool! What is the year on ours? Is it a 5.7 liter?

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Old 06-21-2006, 08:20 PM   #4
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We have a 1995 G20 conversion van, and a (of course) 1963 Overlander.
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Old 06-21-2006, 08:37 PM   #5
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Out of curiosity, what kind of tires do you use when towing?

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Old 06-21-2006, 09:00 PM   #6
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We have Marathon Radials on the Overlander, and BF Goodrich P235/75R15XL tires on the van. It does have a 5.7, and the 4L60E transmission. Towing milage is about 10 at 60mph.
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Old 06-21-2006, 11:30 PM   #7
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Hi kdenault--Towed our 1973 27' Overlander with a wet weight of 6200 lbs with several Chevy G20 3/4 ton vans with 5.7 ltr, and 3.73 rear with great success. I always tow in "D" which is 3rd gear and a 1:1 ratio, rather than in "O" which is 4th gear and a .7:1 ratio. Currently have a 2001 Suburban with a 5.3 ltr, and a 4.10 rear, as kids are gone, so I don't need as much inside room. Would not hesitate to go back to a van for towing. 4.10 rear yields better towing performance with about the same fuel usage as the 3.73.--Frank S
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Old 11-06-2014, 11:29 AM   #8
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Hi !

Sorry to answer on this very old thread but I have an Overlander and I'm looking for a car to tow it.

We have few Chevy Van in France and I know the fuel consumption is more than other US Car (Tahoe for example) but can you tell me the consumption please, without the AS and when you tow.

Chevrolet G20 VAN 1979 350ci Voitures CŰte-d'Or - leboncoin.fr

At 50-55 mph for example ?

And in city, the consumption is around 11 mpg ? That's right ?

Thank you very much for your help
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My experience from a somewhat distant past with a 22' Prowler trailer (5500 pounds loaded) was 9.5 - 10.0 MPG (us gallons) towing and 14.5 - 15.0 MPG solo. That's driving about 63 MPH on relatively flat highway mostly.

Mine was a 1986, and also carbureted, like the one you show. And only a 3 speed automatic with no overdrive....like a 1979.
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Hi Rich,

Thank you for your answer and it's pretty high.

Under 10mpg, it costs very much in order to go on holidays... but the style is very nice, I like it.

In France, you can't drive more than 55 mph if the GVWR is over 9900 lbs.

Thank you again for your precisions, you help me in my mind and choice.
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