The best pickup for our needs isn't quite a pickup, just sort of.
We're about to be towing a 2012 Chevy Avalanche LTZ 4WD.
We selected the Avalanche as a toad because we wanted good comfort, ample space in the cabin and the trunk, and good safety while driving the toad. However, we're bored with SUV's and trucks, and don't really need either an SUV nor a truck-truck, but could occasionally use the features of each.
So, for us, the Av offers some features of each, gives good out-of-sight, out-of-mind storage space, and a different look which is neither SUV nor truck. I'm storing my bike, camp chairs, and a few other misc items in the cargo bay, which opens up a lot of space in the coach basement. Great luxury features, too. We're excited to have it.
Originally Posted by sparkydog
Just started towing a 2011 GMC Sierra crew cab with 4 wheel drive. Easy set up to tow, neutral,neutral on transfer case, back to park, pull key!
I used blue ox base plates, about 2 HR. install, Patriot brake system. First trip 2200 miles, no problems.
Sparkydog.. Do you disconnect the battery? Is there reason to disconnect the battery or problems if you don't?
Our Av is 4WD and has a neutral position on the 2 speed transfer case. Owner's manual approves 4 down towing (TC in neutral, of course), but doesn't make any reference to disconnecting the battery with 4 down towing.
Bud... I hope I'm as fortunate as you were with the mileage INcrease!