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Old 06-28-2011, 10:16 AM   #1
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I am considering upgrading my Jeep Wrangler to a Silverado 1500, 4X4, Crewcab truck. I have a 2007 Mountain Aire with a Cummins 450 ISL and want to know if there are any concerns about towing a larger vehicle?
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:34 AM   #2
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I towed a Yukon XL (GMC version of the Chevy Suburban) with no problem using my 400HP ISL.

I had a 10,000# tow bar and 10,000# safety cables.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:36 PM   #3
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I am considering upgrading my Jeep Wrangler to a Silverado 1500, 4X4, Crewcab truck. I have a 2007 Mountain Aire with a Cummins 450 ISL and want to know if there are any concerns about towing a larger vehicle?
Hey Larry how much do you want for your Wrangler? I know someone who might be interested......... ME
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Thanks for the interest Lee....but my brother in law has already said he wanted it. It has been a great tow vehicle...my MADP doesn't even know it is there.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:01 PM   #5
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I have a quick question, I have a 38' Safari Serengeti with the 300 HP cat. Any experience with anyone towing a Yukon (GMC's version of the Chevy Suburban) and any special considerations for towing equiptment? Thanks.
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See my post #2, above.
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Jon, I will be picking up my new Silverado Crew Cab next week. It has a curb weight of almost 5,500 lbs. My jeep was about 3,400 lbs and was no problem behind my 450 Cummins ISL. I don't expect any issues with my new truck, but not sure if you mighy be a bit underpowered with your 300 Cat. Your Yukon is about 5,300 lbs....?
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Been towing a 2008 Ram quadcab 1500 4x4 for three years, no problems. The 400HP ISL handles the load with ease. It's in the 6000lb range road ready.
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Just got done with a 2300 mile trip from il to north Carolina towing GMC Sierra crew cab 2011. the truck weighed in at 5430 lbs. a couple of times I forgot it was there. The MH has a 425 ISL. even with mountains, I averaged 7.5 mpg @ 65-70 mph. Also have Jeep Wrangler we tow and get @ 7.9 mpg. I have Blue Ox tow bar and base plates on GMC,Easy install anid set up. When you buy make sure, the unit has transfer case with neutral and not the AWD version.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:41 AM   #11
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I am really glad I found this thread. I just traded my 2011 Jeep Wrangler for a new Chevy Silverado extended cab 4X4. I am having the base-plate and braking system installed next week. I feel that my 340 Cummins will be fine because the weight of the Winnebago 34Y and the truck will be well below the 33000# GCWR for the combined vehicles. I have been getting 10 mpg towing the Wrangler so I guess I am in for a bit of a mileage hit but it doesn't sound like much from the posts here.

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Old 10-20-2011, 09:33 AM   #12
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I just returned from my first trip towing my new Silverado crew cab. I have a 2007 Mountain Aire with a 450 ISM. It handled the Silverado very well and had no problems with some significant grades. Preliminary information indicates my fuel consumption did not change much from towing my Jeep Wrangler. I had a US Gear braking system installed and am pleased with that also.

It sure is nice to have my Silverado available when I am on the road. The Jeep was fun, but I enjoy the room and comfort of the Silverado.....
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