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Old 10-29-2011, 07:03 PM   #1
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2010 GMC YUKON tow vehicle

Retired our 36' Excel and Silverado tow vehicle. Bot a 2010 GMC YUKON, SLT, 1500 2WD, 3.42 rear axel ration, heavy duty trailering pkg, engine 5.3 Vortec V8, 6 spd auto, with 12000 miles. Book shows max trailer wt of 8400 and GCWR 14,000.
Looking for a smaller TT to tow to the National Parks.
Looking for suggestions as to what I should be looking for.

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Old 10-30-2011, 09:05 AM   #2
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Just remember that your actual tow capacity is the GCWR minus the weight of the tow vehicle when ready to tow, or the capacity of the hitch, whichever is less.

I had a similar set up as your Tahoe...the weak link to towing is the 3.42 rear end.
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