lsttype, every time I see someone say a combo like that "tows like a dream", it's because they haven't towed anything that was with the right tow vehicle.
Originally Posted by exjay1
^This. (For me anyways) towing our little 165 with our Envoy it seems to struggle in the hills or gettng up to speed for my liking. I hope your friend dosent end up in a panic stop situation or have something in front of him.
There's no reason it shouldn't tow that little trailer like a dream. We towed our old Kiwi 17a with our Trailblazer though the Rockys and it did beautifully.
Have your catalytic convertor checked. Very common on GMT360/380s for it to clog between 80k - 120k miles. I had it happen and when you are towing with a clogged cat the thing can barely get it's own weight up a hill. 90% of these failures are from a bad thermostat, which you may not even know is bad because the temp gauge is a 3 position "dummy" gauge. What's your towing mileage?