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Username Post: Towing question        (Topic#355687)
Miami Son 
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03-19-19 07:33 AM - Post#2762470    

Every vehicle I have ever purchased has had a towing package. This being my first Chevy (2017 Suburban) I assumed that a towing package on the sticker meant it had a towing package. Apparently, GM does things differently. There is a "Towing Equipment Package" and a "Max Trailering package." The equipment package simply means the vehicle comes with a hitch and light connector and 3.08 gears, period. With this you can tow up to 6300 pounds. The trailering package includes a lower gear ratio (3.42), airbags, heavy duty suspension and a trailer brake controller. With this you can tow up to 8400 pounds. These are the only differences according to GM. We want to get a travel trailer, but the ones we are considering will put us in the 7000-8000 pound range when loaded. If I have the rear end regeared, add air bags and a brake controller can I tow the heavier trailer? Finding a new Suburban with the Max Trailering Package is near impossible, and you can't get it on a Premier, so I would have to give up a lot of the bells and whistles I have on my current LT. I really like my truck and don't want to trade it in even if I could find one with the Max trailer package. What say you?



 
elcamino 
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elcamino
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Reg: 03-30-00
03-29-19 11:23 AM - Post#2763179    
    In response to Miami Son

Here's 2 "in-stock" Yukon XL'S w/HD trailering pkg and deeply discounted!

2019 Black

2019 White Frost

Mike
2017 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate 6.2L(420hp)/8-sp Z95
2018 Polaris RZR S 900 EPS


 
dgstarr 
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dgstarr
Loc: Portland, OR
Reg: 04-16-13
03-31-19 04:49 PM - Post#2763345    
    In response to Miami Son

If you can find a Suburban or Yukon XL with the 6.2 engine, it probably will have the tow rating you desire. Th 6.2 has much more hp and torque than a 5.3, with almost as good fuel mileage. The 6.2 does require premium fuel.

Dave



 
elcamino 
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elcamino
Loc: Lake Superior-Michigan US...
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03-31-19 06:34 PM - Post#2763360    
    In response to dgstarr

Yukon Denali XL comes standard with 6.2L. So does the Escalade ESV.

Mike
2017 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate 6.2L(420hp)/8-sp Z95
2018 Polaris RZR S 900 EPS


 
jacklaim 
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Reg: 04-08-19
04-08-19 09:59 PM - Post#2763861    
    In response to Miami Son

6.2 has much more horsepower than a 5.3, It has also a great mileage but the only thing you need for 6.2 it required premium fuel. I have used 6.2 as a 24/7 towing service NYC , it has a great towing capability.



 
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