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Old 02-02-2007, 03:39 AM   #1
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Wondering if this vehicle is a good toad? It is an '04 but, I have very few miles on it.

It is towable per Motorhome Mag. Dinghy guide.

Hoping for some experience.
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Old 02-02-2007, 03:39 AM   #2
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Wondering if this vehicle is a good toad? It is an '04 but, I have very few miles on it.

It is towable per Motorhome Mag. Dinghy guide.

Hoping for some experience.
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Old 02-02-2007, 04:27 PM   #3
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Sorry, no first hand experience towing it but I'll bet it handles well.

I have an 03 Z71 that I would love to use as a toad but it exceeds the weight for a Class III hitch.
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Old 02-02-2007, 05:46 PM   #4
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Good like beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Having said that we tow a Suburban as a FROG when we want to haul lots of people and/or stuff when we arrive at our destination. Same thing as the Avalanche but hold more people. Get the manual out and check the towing procedure. Not all GM 4 WD are towable. It scales in @ 5700 lbs so we are just under our limit of 6000 lbs. IMHO and based on my milage logs it will csot you 1/2 to 3/4 MPG to tow.


Also check you hitch attaching bolts and nuts very often. I did not not and this is what I got.
hitch issue

or

hitch1 problems

My hitch peoblems was on a 02 DSDP and Newmar would not even give me the time of the day. I am filing a complaint with NHSTA of what ever their name is.

In any case I suggest you should have a FROG breaking system. We use a Brake Buddy with the dead man break away and the alert system. It works so I have never tried any ofther ssystem

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