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RE: 2017 Chevy as tow vehicle

We had over 120k miles on our 2012 Yukon XL when we replaced it two years ago with the 2017 Suburban. No mechanical issues with the Yukon XL when we replaced it. The Suburban now has over 70k miles on it and again no mechanical issues. When the AFM first came out there might have been some issues, but if you stay up on the maintenance there shouldn’t be any problems today. Other than a slightly different exhaust note the change from 8 to 4 cylinder and back is nearly unnoticeable in our Suburban. I am not towing a large travel trailer but I would take my 3.08 equipped grocery getter over the towing 3.42’s any day unless I was going to be towing at the limits. On a recent non towing trip on two lane roads at 60mph I was pushing 29mpg. Memorial Day weekend with eight of us and a roof top carrier I was getting over 22mpg on the highway. I never saw those numbers with my 3.42 equipped Yukon XL. The Suburban also gets 2mpg better towing than the Yukon XL did.
ktosv 08/05/20 06:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Chevy 1500 WT opinions?

That engine and the six speed is as good as a Gen 3 5.3L with the four speed and possibly as good as the Gen 4 5.3L with the four speed.
ktosv 08/01/20 09:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Cybertruck to be produced in Austin Texas.

“We are told that the decision for the site is not set in stone since Tesla was apparently given a few options in the greater Austin area, but Musk is said to want to start construction extremely soon and aims to have Model Y vehicles coming out of the plant by the end of the year.“ Seven months to build a plant and get it up and running? That seems very aggressive. I have seen manufacturing facilities moved to another building and set up and running in a month. In those cases you are talking about existing infrastructure and capital. Maybe Elon has an assembly line sitting in a warehouse somewhere?!
ktosv 05/16/20 06:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with a Tahoe

Would the coil spring suspension on the Tahoe possibly make it handle worse than the leaf springs on the 1/2 ton pickup? I do notice our Yukon is a bit "squishy" at times because of the soft suspension designed for the good ride. Ours has the Autoride as well which likely doesn't help much lol. Not aware that Tahoes have coil springs. Thought they had leaf springs. I have yet to see a Tahoe with coils on rear. The GM full size SUV's have been running coil springs on the rear since the 2000MY. blofgren, hard to answer your question. How was the spring designed? A big huge thick wire that makes one coil to carry half of the rated axle rating? One big thick leaf with super stiff material? Or was it multiple leafs with a less stiff material? In my opinion, the GM SUV's will handle the weight they are rated for. Ride quality will start to degrade considerably the more you exceed those weights.
ktosv 04/29/20 08:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with a Tahoe

All other things being equal, due to the ratio of the rear overhang to wheelbase being exactly the same for the two, they will handle the same. What year is your Suburban? From my own personal experience, I would see if you can find an equally as nice 2015 or newer. My 2017 Suburan with the 5.3/6A/3.08 axle tows every bit as good or better than my 2012 Yukon XL 5.3/6A/3.42. Yeah, most of the time with the 3.08 I drop it to 4th and let it run. It does less shifting than the 3.42 did running in 5th and gets better gas mileage doing it. It also get more consistent and better gas mileage not towing. As a side note, the 2015 and newer truck have about 70 more HP and 52 more #-ft of torque than a 2003 and older truck.
ktosv 04/25/20 08:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy express Towing U-haul flatbed w/ 4650LB trailblazer

A one way car rental might be arguably cheaper than all of the scenarios discussed and probably less stressful too not having to tow on the return trip.
ktosv 02/26/20 01:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton

"I never heard someone complain that they had too much truck" LOL...after nearly four years of daily driving a 1 ton Express my wife complained about it. She no longer cared for the ride. Sold it and moved to a 1/2 ton for the ride. We tow accordingly now vs with the Express it hauled and towed anything we needed.
ktosv 10/23/19 12:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tail gates

It would appear that maybe their marketing is working. You are all discussing their product and can remember every commercial. I can’t tell you what the last Ford commercial I saw was about! I can tell you about the stupid Enbridge commercial I keep hearing on the radio!
ktosv 08/29/19 07:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "Downgrading" trucks

For what it’s worth, almost four years ago we sold our one ton Express van after having it over three years. The wife got tired of driving a one ton on a daily basis. We went to a half ton Yukon XL and replaced that last year with a half ton Suburban. We sold the camper and tent camp or rent a camper when we want. With all of the kids activities (club soccer, high school soccer, college soccer, wrestling) we don’t get to camp often and it’s nice to have such a nice riding vehicle like the Suburban whether we are going to a home game/meet or on a road trip. We tow a 6x12 utility trailer and even with the 3.08 axle it does everything I need it to.
ktosv 08/23/19 10:44pm Tow Vehicles
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