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Old 06-23-2010, 08:33 AM   #1
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Just Upgraded my Tow Vehicle

I have used a Jeep Commander (5.7 HEMI) to tow my 28 Safari and have had no issues. The Commander has plenty of power and it's a great vehicle for everyday driving. I will miss taking it on Jeep trails. It was HARD to let her go.


I could not pass up the opportunity to buy a 2007 Chevy Suburban 2500 4x4 (6.0L V8, 3/4 Ton, 4.10, 9500 lb towing capacity). No surprise here that this is a significant upgrade from the Commander, which there is no need to debate.

With our first child on the way, two dogs, and tendency to bring stuff, the Suburban makes a lot of sense. While the Commander was did a fine job pulling the Safari up and down I-70 (Denver to Breckenridge), it was tight with all of our stuff and being at 90-95% of the Jeep's capacity.

Overall, we are excited about the Suburban and the extra wheelbase, towing capacity, and room to stretch out.

Thanks for reading and I welcome any thoughts and or comments about the 2500 Suburban (I realize there are many threads already on Burbs).



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Old 06-23-2010, 09:09 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new Sub. We have an '04 and an '05 Sub, both are 2500's, that we tow Lucy with. we have been almost 60,000 miles with this combo and find it more than competent in all situations.

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Old 06-23-2010, 09:24 AM   #3
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Sounds like the ideal rig for your family. Good wheelbase and a rear end that should be ideal for mountain towing. Enjoy!
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:34 AM   #4
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Pics? Miles? What did you pay?

I'm looking for a similar 2500 Suburban.
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:59 AM   #5
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Yeah, towing in the mountains should not be an issue. We are going to Lake City, CO next week, and with the new rig, I'm not worried at all.

I can post some pics later when I get home. The Burb has 47,000 miles and is a 2007. I paid $29K and it's fully loaded. The only thing it does not have is a multi-disc CD changer and navigation system. It does have leather, 6 bucket/Captain chairs, DVD, and remote start.
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