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Old 03-25-2008, 01:46 PM   #15
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Be sure to check the backing capability of the hybrid. I understand the transmission does not have a reverse gear and that backing up is handled by the electric motors.
From GM, "The Two-mode Hybrid Transmission contains two 60kW electric motors, each capable of producing 272 lb-ft of torque.........All vehicle movement in reverse is performed by the electric motors in the transmission. In order to maintain the proper charge in the drive motor battery assembly, the engine will run when the vehicle is in reverse, however, there is no mechanical connetion between the engine and the drive wheels in this range."
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Phew! Could you imagine having to push one of those backward! Glad they have a solution for backing up.
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:35 PM   #17
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Phew! Could you imagine having to push one of those backward! Glad they have a solution for backing up.
But the other news is that the tailgate on the Tahoe Hybrid is made of aluminum! Maybe it could be polished to match the Airstream.
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Subfan---I notice we are neighbors. I tow with 5.3L Tahoe's using 3.73 and 6.0 Yukon using 3.73 The change in performance in all senses of the word is very gradual as the trailer wt increases. A thousand lbs is no change, while 4-5 thousand is clearly noticeable but not uncomfortable while 7-10 thousand degrades the experience to the point where you wish your tow vehicle had more capability. Driving down Beach Blvd to the ocean is one thing. Up and down mountain roads at Eastern Sierra elevations (6-10,000 ft) is quite another.
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Yeah we are close Bobkelly, thanks for the reply. How is the short wheelbase of the Tahoe affect the tow experience? Power with the 5.3 will be an issue but, we were looking at the Tahoe LTZ with the 6.2l and 6 speed auto.
We are also looking at a Sierra Maxvortec with tow package. 1/2 ton
We can't decide?
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The shorter wheel base of the Tahoe, 116 inches, is not a plus, but good enough for our 22ft 5000lb GVW trailer. My reference point is a one ton, FWD, crewcab, 8 ft bed, big block, silverado.

I'm glad to hear that the Tahoe has been given the 6.2l/6 speed.
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