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Old 11-25-2008, 03:23 PM   #1
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Looking for feed back, thoughts and ideas. I am looking at towing something starting next year. I was thinking of rather than buying an new (used) 4 wheel drive I would consider towing a suburban I have. My concern is lengh with my 40 ft coach. Thoughts?

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Looking for feed back, thoughts and ideas. I am looking at towing something starting next year. I was thinking of rather than buying an new (used) 4 wheel drive I would consider towing a suburban I have. My concern is lengh with my 40 ft coach. Thoughts?

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Old 11-25-2008, 03:42 PM   #3
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I am towing the GMC version, the Yukon XL.

I have towed it for 2 years with no problems, and no regrets.

On flat ground, I don't know it's there. In the mountains, I know it's there, as my hill climbing speed can drop as low as 40 MPH.

I have a 40' coach, 400HP, and 1200 Ft. Lb. of torque.

I don't recall anyone having a problem with length. MH's are not on the radar for length, as we are not DOT regulated.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:51 PM   #4
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I tow an 08 Suburban with my 45'coach. I'm a few feet over the 65' overall length that many states have, but have never had a problem. I see long coaches towing enclosed trailers longer than my set up and haven't heard of anyone being questioned.
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I pulled a suburban to AZ twice over the past two winters and had no problems at all. I would strongly suggest that you set up a Brake Buddy or some other brake assist as you may feel the extra weight when braking down some long declines. We still have the suburban but now pull a Mini Cooper S so we pay less for fuel and have more fun when we arrive at our destinations.
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I tow an 04 Suburban with an Itasca Meridian 36G with 350Hp Cat. No problems. Last summer we went to Yellowstone and kept 55mph up Bozemann Pass on a day it was 102F. Not bad! In 06 went to DC with the burb in tow, everything went fine.

Once we're hooked up, we always do a roll by to check wheels are rolling and steering and lights are Ok. We use an EvenBrake assist system with Blue OX tow bar.

On the other hand we also tow a jeep liberty, a few feet shorter and 1000lb lighter, the MH doesn't know the difference but it is easier to make lane changes.
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