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Old 02-19-2009, 04:53 PM   #1
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2002 Buick Park Ave. ??? Would need trany pump park very heavy would pull behind 38 ft winne with work horse 6 sped allison
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:04 PM   #2
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Remco shows a pump for the 1997 to 2002 Buick Park Ave. But only for the V6. Curb weight seems to be under 4000 lbs so that is not excessive as long as you have an aux brake system.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:46 AM   #4
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hey thanks for input you think work horse engine is enough horses. I don't have that big diesel you have. Had a Dodge 3500 with cummins and 35 ft. 5 th. wheel lost both in a flash flood last September in Fenton, Mo. This is first motor coach.
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hey thanks for input you think work horse engine is enough horses. I don't have that big diesel you have. Had a Dodge 3500 with cummins and 35 ft. 5 th. wheel lost both in a flash flood last September in Fenton, Mo. This is first motor coach.
We tow a 4,000 lb. AWD V6 Saturn Vue behind our fully-loaded 24,000 motorhome with no real problems. We have been over the Rockies a couple of times. The 8.1 liter V-8 is up to the task.

We used to tow a 5,000+ lb. 4WD Silverado w/ extended cab before we went full-time. It was a little more noticeable back there than the Vue, even though the motorhome wasn't fully loaded at that time; but it was manageable.

The biggest problem with towing a heavy vehicle is heat build-up in the transmission of the motorhome. Although you don't say what year your motorhome is, since you have the Allison 6-speed, I assume it's newer. Any Workhorse chassis built after the early part of calendar year 2005 will have synthetic transmission fluid, which is a big plus when it comes to heat.
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We really need a little more information to know if the engine is adequate. There is more than one combination of engine and workhorse chassis.
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