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Old 05-30-2017, 07:24 AM   #1
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Towing a 2012 GMG Yukon 4X4

I have a 2012 GMC Yukon 4X4 with 130000+ mile on the odometer. Recently had this Yukon set up to tow with the Blue Ox base plate. We have towed it once following the instructions in the owner's manual. When we arrived at our destination and started to unhook the Yukon I could smell an odor coming from the engine compartment/front end. The trip was 365 miles and it took about 7 hours to get to our destination.
Why or what was I smelling? Normal? The Blue Ox equipment was new except the tow bar. Could the odor come from the new Blue Ox base plate after getting hot? Use to tow a 2002 Tahoe and I do not remember smelling an odor after towing. Since that trip I have driven the Yukon approximately 1000 miles without any issue.
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Old 05-30-2017, 10:27 AM   #2
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Mostly I would think it's road dirt thrown up on your engine and transmission. Was the Yukon engine running? That would warn the dirt and make for a nice aroma.

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Old 05-31-2017, 05:31 AM   #3
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Towing 2012 GMC Yukon 4X4

Thank you for your input. The engine was not running. It was being towed behind the motorhome.

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