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Old 02-22-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
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Anyone tow a GMC Envoy?

We have a 2005 GMC Envoy SUV with a small V8 and automatic with 4WD, and we would like to tow it. Anyone else tow one? Owners manual says it can be towed with the transfer case in neutral. Any advice about it would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:00 PM   #2
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The 4 wheel drive Envoy is a great vehicle to tow 4 wheels down. The transfer case is put in neutral and the transmission is put in park. There is no steering wheel lock so the key is out.

We have towed our '03 about 50,000 miles with no problem.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:31 AM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback, it helps.
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we have the trailblazer version. works good just read your owners manual as you need to pull two fuses or you will have a dead battery.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:22 PM   #5
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We have a Trailblazer as well (2002) and are getting it ready to tow this spring and for the life of me can't understand why with the key off and the vehicle in 'tranny case neutral" that I would still have to pull 2 fuses per the manual. Is it because if using a brake 'add on box" that the brake lights will come on when the pedal is pushed in a dioded taillight setup ?

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I have a 05 ENVOY XUV 4WD. It has been towed 80K+ miles. On the 05 there are no fuses to pull. The process is in the owners manual. If you do not have the manual, post here and I can send you the process to put the transfer case into neutral and then back into gear for driving. I have had no problems towing the XUV. Everything works as advertised.
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Thanks, I have the manual and can put it in towing neutral (AWD/4WD version). My manual says pull 2 fuses in the engine compartment but havn't toed yet so we will see. I plan to run a charge line from the coach to help in keeping my car battery charged for the add on brake system.
Still confused on why I need to pull the 2 fuses.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:02 PM   #8
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'Cause it will run your battery down if you don't.

An alternative is THIS

Accessories | BrakeBuddy - Braking systems for motorhomes towing a vehicle
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We have an 06 Envoy Denali that we flat tow. We use the blue ox system with a Brake buddy controller. Easy to hook and unhook. Just hook up the car, back up to lock the hitch, put the car in neutral, turn the 4WD selector all the way to the right, hold for 10 - 20 seconds until it flashes, turn off the ignition, put the trans in park. Done!
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We also tow an 05 Envoy, no problems yet.
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Have been towing a 2003 GMC Envoy since 09. Have had no problems at all. Have no plans to change tow vehicle for a long time. Envoy has exceptional room for a tow vehicle
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What tow bar and base plates are y'all running on your envoy? I'm planning on towing my 2004 Envoy for the first time. I already have a Roadmaster Falcon 5250 tow bar. Now I need to buy a base plate. Anybody build their own Base plater?
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You can find all the info needed to match up to your Envoy on Roadmasterinc.com.
We used the XL type on ours. WE also used the Roadmaster Brakemaster 9160 braking system. I hookup the tow bar while the wife hooks up the brake system. Takes about 5 to 7 mimuets. Good luck and enjoy.

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Went to hook up my '04 Envoy this morning and can't get the transfer case to go into neutral (it just worked yesterday). The drive selector light goes out as normal but it sounds like it is just going into 4WD. Sure enough when I put transmission in drive it is in gear and not neutral. Any suggestions?
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