Good morning Everybody,
I'm planning to pick up a 1978 Sovereign
. We have a 2008 Chevy Tahoe LTZ with the heavy duty towing package. The ratings for the car are as follow:
Maximum Towing: 8200 lbs
Maximum Payload: 1776 lbs
Maximum GVWR: 7300 lbs
Wheelbase: 116 inch
The engine is the typical 5.3V8 OHV 16V FFV
The 31' Sovereign
GVWR: 7100 lbs
I looked online and dry weight for this year's model is around 5,065 lbs (we intend to tow it dry, always).
By applying the standard rule of thumbs (do not tow more than 75% of the maximum towing capacity), we should not exceed 6,150 lbs.
1. I would think that it would be a fairly safe vehicle to tow it dry, but I would like your experienced/expert opinion.
2. What options would you recommend we had to our towing package to make it as safe as possible (I'm new at this so a long list would be great, with the most important items first