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Old 04-16-2024, 11:14 AM   #1
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TAHOE / YUKON with 27ft trailer, anyone?

Hello I was wondering if anyone was running this combination and if you could give me you input on handling, crosswinds and emergency situations.
New generation Tahoe with independent rear suspension.
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Old 04-16-2024, 04:31 PM   #2
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We towed our '16 25FB for about a year with our Yukon Denali when we first started. Found that the short wheel base of the SUV made us feel like the tail was wagging the dog. Perhaps the XL version, if that's what you have will feel better. We moved to the F-150 Eco-Boost with heavy duty tow package.
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Old 04-16-2024, 04:43 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.
We sold our 3/4 ton truck last fall because we decided to stop travelling with our 30ft classic. I’m getting ready to sell or trade it in for a smaller trailer. We like our new Tahoe and don’t want to go bigger anymore, but unfortunately we still need a fairly large tt for comfort, that’s why I was considering maybe a 27ft.
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Old 04-16-2024, 05:04 PM   #4
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You are not too far from these folks and they specialize in smaller tow vehicle towing.

https://www.canamrv.ca/
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Old 04-16-2024, 06:14 PM   #5
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Thank you, I will look into.
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Old 04-17-2024, 05:12 AM   #6
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There’s a long Yukon thread here:
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f46...el-240483.html
It starts as a diesel thread but goes to lots of other topics.
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Old 04-17-2024, 09:35 AM   #7
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Thanks, i had searched the forums before and could not find anything. It was a good read.
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Old 04-17-2024, 10:08 AM   #8
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Wheelbase is too short, need the extended length model or a pickup, or a Savana/Express van
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Old 04-17-2024, 10:08 AM   #9
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Tahoe/Yukon to tow a 25' or larger AS (27'), may be over Mfg. Specs of those SUV's, depending on the Payload rating. Get your actual tongue weight from the scales, and make sure your "max payload" on the door jamb sticker is sufficient to handle the AS tongue weight, plus your passengers and cargo. Better to get this right now, rather than trying to "adjust" your weights after you purchase, unless your max payload printed on the door jamb sticker is at least above 1700lbs...IMHO of course!

Lots of posts on this topic...many frustrated folks get their TV only to find out their AS tongue weight and cargo puts them over their "new" TV limits...and want to argue, modify, justify, why they believe this doesn't affect their set up. Numbers are numbers and the specs are there for a reason...follow them and be safe, is my motto.
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Old 04-17-2024, 10:27 AM   #10
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Tow with a GMC Yukon XL

I have towed my 25' Flying Cloud with a Yukon XL with the 6.2 L engine for several years. I have lived in Colorado and now Arizona and found it to be a perfect vehicle to navigate the hills in these areas. Last year we traveled over six thousand miles from California to the Chicago area with never a hint of sway or lack of power. I am happy with the combination and expect to continue to use it going forward.
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Old 04-17-2024, 10:52 AM   #11
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Yukon Denali XL !

Ditto the above.
Five years towing our 25’ Flying Cloud with not a problem. 8,000-miles each summer, plus monthly local trips.
. Handles very well. Big V-8 with HD tow package and Equalizer hitch package. Enjoy!
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Old 04-17-2024, 12:27 PM   #12
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Towed our new 28' FC RBT with a brand new Tahoe High Country with MAX trailer set up. No real problems with handling or hills, but did notice a little sensitivity in very stout winds. Biggest problem is limited payload, just under hitch limitations, etc. Was necessary to distribute weight fairly agressively which I believe may have initiated some minor FES. Switched the towing to Silverado 2500 Diesel. No more worries. Would still use the Tahoe temporarily if the Silverado were unavailable.
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Old 04-18-2024, 08:53 AM   #13
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Ditto the above.
Five years towing our 25’ Flying Cloud with not a problem. 8,000-miles each summer, plus monthly local trips.
. Handles very well. Big V-8 with HD tow package and Equalizer hitch package. Enjoy!
I hear you; I too, had a 2006, a 2008 25' Airstreams, that I towed with Tahoe's. First was a brand new 2010 Tahoe; was a bit underpowered at the time. When I got the 2008 AS, I also was going to get a new more powerful F150 Echoboost, but the guy I had purchased my earlier Tahoe from (who I knew), talked me into a "new" 2011 Tahoe instead. "lots more power/torque", he told me..."will handle the 25' AS just fine". Again, I felt it was underpowered going thru the Rockies, compared to my friends new F150 EB towing same size trailer. He had left me in the dust going up mountain highways. When I purchased my new 2012 25' AS,FCT, I also traded the Tahoe for a new F150 Platinum Echoboost 4x4. Loved that truck for towing and daily driving! My issue with that was, after towing for 3 years, I finally learned here on the Forum, about "Payload" after I purchased...it had pitifull max payload rating; 1039lbs! My tongue weight was 1050lbs. I was always overloaded according to the specs! When I got my new 28' in 2017, I also got a new F250 6.7L...165K miles on the TV and 65K miles on the AS. Miss driving the F150 and Tahoe around town, but for towing my AS, the F250 is great. YMMV
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Old 04-19-2024, 06:10 AM   #14
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Hello I was wondering if anyone was running this combination and if you could give me you input on handling, crosswinds and emergency situations.
New generation Tahoe with independent rear suspension.
Thanks in advance.


Unless you post the tow rating for your vehicle I can't give you an opinion.
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Old 04-21-2024, 09:38 AM   #15
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25ft Flying Cloud with Yukon Denali ...

We have a 2023 25FBT Flying Cloud that we pulled with a 2021 Yukon Denali with the gas engine. We don't use that TV any more. After a couple trips into the mountains of North Georgia we switched to a 2024 GMC 2500 Denali Crew Cab with the diesel, 10 speed transmission and max trailering package. Bottom line is the Yukon would pull it but it was working way too hard, the mileage was awful and their wasn't sufficient margin in hitch weight and tow capacity to suit us. The 2500 GMC Denali with the diesel is fantastic and would highly recommend it. If you tow only on the flat and level then the Yukon might be fine for you, otherwise go with a 3/4 ton pick up.
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Old 04-21-2024, 09:40 AM   #16
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Probably not a great idea

We had a 1/2 ton Suburban that we used to tow our 25 foot Flying Cloud with. There were two issues.

First, the payload capacity won't be enough. Payload is what determines how much tongue weight and other payload in the high you can have. For us, no matter how much we adjusted the torsion bars, the front end was still up (shining our headlights in the eyes of approaching cars). The tongue weight on your trailer will be in the 900 pound range. When you add the weight of passengers and gear in your rig, you'll be exceeding your payload rating.

Secondly, if you're doing any kind of serious hills, you'll find your rig will be underpowered going up those hills.

We towed like with our Suburban for several years. It worked out OK but I hesitated to drive at night. Now we upgraded to a Ford F150 with enhanced payload. We now tow a 27FB Globetrotter and it does great even though it's a half ton. The payload rating is about 2800 pounds.
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We had a 1/2 ton Suburban that we used to tow our 25 foot Flying Cloud with. There were two issues.

First, the payload capacity won't be enough. Payload is what determines how much tongue weight and other payload in the high you can have. For us, no matter how much we adjusted the torsion bars, the front end was still up (shining our headlights in the eyes of approaching cars). The tongue weight on your trailer will be in the 900 pound range. When you add the weight of passengers and gear in your rig, you'll be exceeding your payload rating.

Secondly, if you're doing any kind of serious hills, you'll find your rig will be underpowered going up those hills.

We towed like with our Suburban for several years. It worked out OK but I hesitated to drive at night. Now we upgraded to a Ford F150 with enhanced payload. We now tow a 27FB Globetrotter and it does great even though it's a half ton. The payload rating is about 2800 pounds.
I have never heard of an F150 with that size payload rating; can you please take a picture and post of your door sticker? (Thanks). As for the WDH and Anti Sway Bars (not torsion bars), which WDH did you use?? Many of us have different WDH with SC hitch set ups; I use the Blue Ox currently, (last 3 Airstreams) and never have had a problem when adjusted properly. Would be very interested in which model you had issues with? Thanks for sharing.
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I have never heard of an F150 with that size payload rating; can you please take a picture and post of your door sticker? (Thanks). As for the WDH and Anti Sway Bars (not torsion bars), which WDH did you use?? Many of us have different WDH with SC hitch set ups; I use the Blue Ox currently, (last 3 Airstreams) and never have had a problem when adjusted properly. Would be very interested in which model you had issues with? Thanks for sharing.
F-150 had an optional max tow/payload package which does indeed offer much higher payload numbers in this vicinity.
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Old 04-21-2024, 10:33 AM   #19
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The ‘Heavy Duty Payload Package’ option is a unicorn on dealer lots; 99% of the time it needs to be special ordered. Plus, Ford no longer offers that option in a trim most people would want to drive.

Also, I’ve seen HDPP numbers ~2400 lbs. but certainly not ~2800 lbs.
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Old 04-21-2024, 11:02 AM   #20
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We've been towing our FB 25 with a Yukon equivalent in size to the Tahoe. No problems what so ever. I did have Can Am set up our towing originally when I bought the Yukon. It handles some pretty heavy duty Lake Michigan shoreline cross winds and I-94 Indiana/Illinois semi traffic without any white knuckle driving. I think you will be pleased with the Tahoe and a 27.

Take some of the answers with a grain of salt. When I asked for towing advice after buying our trailer some folks had me convinced the only safe thing to do was to by a Freightliner. (smile)
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