Originally Posted by Harrysheets
I'm in the market for a 27' or 29' (1970 - 1980) Overlander or Ambassador. My old suburban needs to be replaced now. My question: Does anyone have experience pulling these trailers with a Suburban/Yukon XL? Is the 5.3 L 330 HP enough for a 4800 Lb dry weight trailer loaded to 6500lb.
I have a 2004 Suburban and don't know much about the newer (2007 and later) ones.
You probably want the 2500 version, mainly because of rear axles considerations. With 5+ people, gear, full fuel, and a variable tongue weight that is likely to approach 800 pounds at least at times, you would be pushing the rear axle weight rating for the 1500
Although I'm a Minnesota flatlander, this combo will go all thru the West.
Appreciate your experience and wisdom
Well here in Minnesota there's always the river valleys.
Again I don't know much about the fancy new engines.
The 8.1 I have is supposed to produce around 350 HP and seems like a pretty good match for my 30' classic. So on paper the 5.3 with the newer 6 speed transmission should do fine.