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Old 02-13-2021, 08:42 PM   #1
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Anybody here tow with an Escalade ESV? I have a 2015 and looking at a 2014 Classic. The numbers look within specs but sure would like advice.
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Old 02-13-2021, 09:03 PM   #2
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Please provide more information on your tow vehicle and your trailer. What’s the max payload of the Escalade? Max hitch weight? GAWR?

What is the weight of the trailer, hitch weight, etc.?
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Old 02-13-2021, 10:10 PM   #3
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Towing with Escalade-

Payload on your suv is in the 14-1,500 lb range (look at your door sticker). The 2015 ESV is only rated for ~8,000 lbs towing with just a driver. You are contemplating pulling a trailer with a 10,000lb GVWR with a dry weight of ~7,250lbs.

Unless you plan to tow only wearing your underwear and a t-shirt with a 1/8th of a tank of fuel, no passengers and nothing in the airstream other than the cushions it came with, you will want to search for a larger tow vehicle or a smaller trailer
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What wulfraat said. The Escalade will not be in command of the combination and unusual circumstances will allow the trailer to cause the system to sway or jackknife. You will be taking on significant risk if you stick to your plan. It will tow great most of the time as long as the driver actively keeps the trailer in line so you might here from others that the combination "does fine" and they will be correct. However they won't say because they don't know what happens if you suddenly flick the wheel too hard to avoid a deer or a ladder and you overcorrect. A stable combination will remain in control, an overloaded combination will not.
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Thanks, I was expecting that: A new towing vehicle is out so we are looking at 25foot. I am now hopping that my wife likes the 30 foot enough to agree to a F250.... :-)
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Hopefully that’s the way it goes. That would be awesome. You’ll likely be close to or even over several limits with a 25 footer if you stick with the Escalade.
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Old 02-14-2021, 01:33 PM   #7
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Thanks, I was expecting that: A new towing vehicle is out so we are looking at 25foot. I am now hopping that my wife likes the 30 foot enough to agree to a F250.... :-)


Better to buy the trailer you want and adjust the tow vehicle to fit than to compromise on the trailer to fit the tow vehicle you have.... only later to sell both to actually get what you originally wanted....
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Better to buy the trailer you want and adjust the tow vehicle to fit than to compromise on the trailer to fit the tow vehicle you have.... only later to sell both to actually get what you originally wanted....
AMEN!!! Going through that in about a year myself.
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