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Old 06-12-2012, 01:46 PM   #15
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I have a 05 Yukon XL 4X4 and it can be flat towed, We were thinking of trading it for a Yukon Denali. (not XL) Is there something different that I'm not aware of?
Yes there is, they are either 2wd or awd, so you can not disconnect from the tranny, and there are no lube provisions when the motor is not running. The awd must be on a trailer, and the 2wd can be towed backwards on a dolly. I was doing the paper work for the sale when I was asking about it, and it broke my heart when they told me I had to step down from the Denali to tow. The only solution was a trailer.
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:49 PM   #16
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Need to recheck some math.

The LEAST a Yukon Denali weighs is 5450 (according to info online). Plus the weight of a trailer, maybe 2000 pounds, and you are in the 7500 pound range, not 6000.
Interesting, the dealer mentioned that it was 3800. I will look into that.
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:57 PM   #17
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I appreciate everyone's responses. I purchased a brand new 18' Kaufman for $2400. The receiver on the mh is rated for my loads if I have a load distribution hitch. I am concerned with the post about ruining the torsion bars with abrupt grade changes, like the driveway of a gas station. I am heading to camping world with a few measurements to check it out.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:15 PM   #18
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I'm back. The service guy at cw was a little spacey and really didn't answer my queries. I got a eaz hitch for 229 and a p2 brake controller. After handing me the completely wrong harness, I ended up with a gm harness, hoping that works for freightliner, if not I guess I'll hardwire it. I am now with in all load ratings. Still concerned with how the hitch will hold up, I guess we will see.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:30 PM   #19
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Oh yeah! Then the guy tried to tell me to flat tow and install a pump. Really? Did I mention it was a brand spanking new 60 thousand dollar truck and you want me to void my warranty with less than 100 miles on the odometer, idiot!
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I don't know what year Denali you have but my old 99 had a combination holding two of the 4x4 engagement buttons at the same time and it would engage neutral in the transfer case. Maybe check your manual. I think I remember the manual said you should start engine every 100 miles or so.
What is a bit of a problem for me to understand is, for instance in my vintage of MH it is a Freightliner EC chassis, depending on what the manufacturer wanted in gvw-that was the tag Freightliner put on chassis. There were very few chassis changes between the various gvw rating- it seemed to matter more what the manufacturer wanted to rate the unit at, & how much they were willing to put into hitch etc.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:57 AM   #21
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Realize I'm coming in a little late to the game on this, we've been alternating between towing or Wrangle in a an enclosed trailer and flat towing. When in the trailer the Jeep stays nice and clean and safe from prying eyes. I also have room for the big BArBq, mtn bkes, paddle board and tools. Iuse an Atwood power jack, ez lift 1000# bars and sway control. Prodigy brake control. Absolutely no issues and I can back it up. Best addition was a hitch level cam that feed an inexpensive Pioneer dvd/ radio in the dash. Makes hooking up a breeze. We're setting up our Tahoe to flat tow, will be interesting to note the differences.
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