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Old 07-22-2004, 01:27 PM   #15
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I love my Yukon XL with the liftgate. Wife and I were looking at the barndoors but decided against them (also, for some reason we were not able to get the 2nd row as Capt. chairs...).

Question for the mechanically inclined though: as the newer models (90s and above) have the self-adjusting rear suspension/automatic level control rear suspension how is it towing 25+' trailers? This weekend will be the first time towing ours with a self-equalizing hitch and sway bars... doesn't that defeat the purpose?

from what my dealer tells me they are not offering the barn door style any more just the lift gate style.
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Old 07-22-2004, 02:38 PM   #16
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Greetings JmesDean!

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I love my Yukon XL with the liftgate. Wife and I were looking at the barndoors but decided against them (also, for some reason we were not able to get the 2nd row as Capt. chairs...).

Question for the mechanically inclined though: as the newer models (90s and above) have the self-adjusting rear suspension/automatic level control rear suspension how is it towing 25+' trailers? This weekend will be the first time towing ours with a self-equalizing hitch and sway bars... doesn't that defeat the purpose?
While I haven't had experience with the current version of GM's automatic level ride, I have had quite a bit of experience with the version used through 1990. I have had it on two of my tow vehicles and haven't experienced any unusual problems so long as the factory (GM's) recommendations regarding hitching up are followed. There should be a section in your owners' manual that describes the process to be followed when hitching your automatic level ride equipped tow vehicle to a trailer equipped with weight distributing hitch.

Good luck with your automatic level ride adjustments!

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