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Old 04-26-2011, 10:32 AM   #1
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Envoy/Trailblazer tow questions

We recently bought a 2005 Aero Cub with a GVWR of 4840. Now we need an SUV to pull it. We were looking into the Envoys/Trailblazers with tow packages. However we are new to this and wanted some expert advice.

Think I can tow our TT with one of these SUVs? If not, can you recommend one that can? We are buying used and price is a consideration.

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Old 04-26-2011, 11:31 AM   #2
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I think you are pushing the limit of the 6 cylinder Envoy or Trailblazer but the V8 XL model should handle it without much strain if you are willing to buy the gas.

According to the 05 brochure, the Envoy I6 has a max. capacity of 6300lbs. The XL version I6 is 6000lbs. Xuv is 5800lbs. The V8 Envoy XL is 7000lbs and the V8 XUV is 5900lbs.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:28 PM   #3
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Having owned both I personally would suggest skipping the TB and get a Tahoe. Gas mileage will be nearly identical and the Tahoe will pull a trailer much easier.
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If I'm not mistaken the envoy & TB XL have a longer WB than the Tahoe. If that's true, ID consider one of the 2 XLs, but I think ID prefer the V8 also over the 6
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The 6 cylinder in either is out of the question. What model # of Aerolite are you buying. We have a 05' Aerolite Cub hybrid (#236) which is listed with a 4840# GVRW. We tow ours with a V-8 4-Runner. The tow cap. on the 4-Runner is 7200#. I would never think about using a V-6.
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It the 2005 #195. Thanks for all the replies so far!
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"O" triple bunks....

Your GVWR is the same as my #236 but you only have a trailer weight of 3100 dry. You have a big 1700# cargo cap. My cargo cap is only 1100# Depending how you pack and what you store in your tt, you might get the total weight at 4000#. I would have to guess I pull about 4600# + or - loaded.
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We picked up a 2008 Yukon from a steal last night! Can't waitto pick up both new truck and new camper! Thanks for all thee advice so far, I will be sure to bother you all with more as We start camping!
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V-8 power is the way to go.....
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