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Old 08-01-2013, 07:05 PM   #1
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2011 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD

New to the forum, could not find a thread that answered my concerns.

I will be picking up a 2014 Entegra Anthem 42RBQ (DP) in October.

I have a need to tow my GMC Yukon behind us for our family of 6.

Have a dealer quote for a completely installed Blue Ox towing system to include Remco lube pump and braking system for about $5,700.

My question is:

What options are available to me for towing this GMC Yukon on a car hauler off the ground?

I just need someone to point me to a trusted manufacturer.

I understand the differences between towing flat on the ground and up on a trailer -- we don't need to have that discussion here.

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There are quite a few manufacturers that can build a trailer for you. If it were me, I would make sure that the trailer is tandem with minimum 5200lb axles. That way you won't be towing your trailer near its max.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:35 PM   #3
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Thanks Bigg-limo.

Anyone have experience towing an approximately 5800lb SUV/Truck up on a car hauler behind your 40+ foot MH?

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Old 08-01-2013, 07:54 PM   #4
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Curt,

One other thing you want to consider is that some states have limits on the length. If you go over the limit you will have to apply for a permit for that state.

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We flat tow a suburban behind a cornerstone. Last year we did the same with an anthem. The suburban is not full time awd and because of that we can unlock the axle and tow. An awd Yukon cannot do the same unless you can move between awd, 2wd and 4wd. Either coach had no issue towing the Chevy Suburban. The only difference was in the mountains. The 600hp was beast when climbing. I never got below 50mph between Denver and breckenridge. With the 450hp Anthem last year , it was working harder and could not get much over 35mph. On a flat highway you won't notice it is behind you. We have a blue ox heavy duty system and installed this break system on the link below. I have not done anything else. I can hitch and unhitch in 5 minutes. It all works great. Hope this helps.

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Curt,
I will be towing an all wheel drive car and a MC on this. It's a tilt bed and length is just under 20' and it's 82" wide. It has a 7000# gvw and weighs 1350#. It is available with a 10,000# gvw. It is also available in a 20' plus 20" bed length. Oh yes, it's made by Aluma. Good luck with your decision.
P.S. I like your name.

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Thanks Gene.

Appreciate the information.

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I tow with an enclosed trailer, Cadillac Escalade inside and I park my Harley Road Glide sideways in the nose. I have a side ramp for the Harley.

I would recommend having the rear ramp door beefed up for the weight of the Denali. I would also encourage you to have the door height taller than stock trailer opening, my Denali would not fit through door with 20" wheels.

I also went with 5,200 torsion axles with heavy duty brakes, I added a side escape door but find it easier to climb out the rear hatch than the drivers door.

I used to tow my Denali XL (2004) 4 wheels down with the transmission lube pump and like the set up very much, but I couldn't take Harley. My Denali ended up catching on fire and ultimately burned up my coach, never solved what started the fire? I also didn't like the dirty Denali when I reached my destination, whether it was rain or melted snow/salt.

Many plus and minus involved in any method, think how you will utilize things and strive to achieve the most important.

If you need further assistance, send me a PM and I will give you some other ideas of success and failures.
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ATC and Featherlite make quality aluminum trailers that should be able to handle your Yukon. Just get the right one. There are good steel trailers out there too, but you are giving up 300~500 lbs in carrying weight due to the heavier trailer.
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