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Old 04-29-2007, 09:40 PM   #1
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Third Generation C/K Suburbans

I see posts on vintage and newer Suburbans, but very little on the in between years. I don't think a 1978 qualifies as vintage, but I'm considering a older 'Burb for my 1960 TW. This 1978 'Burb in particular on Craigslist. From my brief research (Wikipedia) I see the 1973 - 1991 years represent the "third generation C/K" models. I would love to hear from any forum members familiar with these models and hear any thoughts on performance, durability, and potential problems. And would you tow cross-country with your older 'Burbs? I want freedom from elevation limits on where I could go.

I've talked to the owner and believe this one is well-maintained, miles are original. It's towed nothing bigger than a 16 foot ski boat. My TW would max at 4100 with a BIG load, but I don't know the specifics on towing capacity or GCVW for these. I think he's asking to much for it, but he is open to offers. I'm looking in person tomorrow.
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Old 04-29-2007, 10:02 PM   #2
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4000# of trailer wt. should be well within the limits of either the 1/2 Ton or the 3/4 ton versions. The 1500 model is 1/2 ton, 2500 model is 3/4. Fuel injected model years eliminate the issues of running too rich at high elevations. Look up the web sites for chevy trucks and read their comments. Good luck.
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Old 04-29-2007, 10:36 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info, Bob. I'll check some of the truck sites too and see what other info I can find.
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