Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-28-2015, 05:36 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Bolivar
Posts: 17
Pulling with yukon xl

We just put a deposit on a 2016 x213.
We plan to pull it with a 2011 YUKON xl with 5.3 and 3.08 gears. Will this work ok? I didn't really want to buy a new vehicle as well. Thanks for the replies.

Doug
__________________

Dougflyer71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2015, 08:27 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Seann45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Saskatoon Sask Canada
Posts: 9,701
What does the door sticker on the Yukon say Doug? That door sticker tells you the capabilities of the truck as it was setup leaving the factory..
__________________

__________________
Seann
2004 Chev Silverado Duramax optioned past the max. 2009 Jayco Eagle 308 RLS 765 watts of solar, 6-6 volt batteries (696 amp hour), 2000 watt (4000 surge) whole house inverter.
175 days boondocking in 2017
215/2016, 211/2015, 196/14, 247/13, 193/12

Seann45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2015, 09:20 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Bolivar
Posts: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seann45 View Post
What does the door sticker on the Yukon say Doug? That door sticker tells you the capabilities of the truck as it was setup leaving the factory..
Sticker says cargo + occupants up to 1490 lbs. I read somewhere else the towing capacity is 5000lbs.
Dougflyer71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2015, 09:35 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
ALJO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Sparwood, BC
Posts: 1,329
Send a message via Skype™ to ALJO
5000 lbs. is usual the bumper pull
__________________
2014 Ram 1500 CrewCab 4x4 5.7 Hemi 3.92 Rear and Air Lift 1000
2005 Jayco Jay Feather LGT - 29Y GVWR-7000 lbs.
Pro Series 1200 lbs. WDH with Double Sway Bar.
Champion 3100/2800 watt Inverter/Generator-Onboard Solar Power

ALJO 'Forever Young @ Heart' provide on their travels Music Entertainment to Senior Care Homes
ALJO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2015, 09:58 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 2,060
Don't go by "what you read somewhere". And don't guess. This is about your family's safety. Everything you need to know is in 3 places, your owners manual, the door sticker, and the RPO code list in your glove box. Your manual has a chart showing various trim levels and option packages along with the corresponding towing capacities and GCWR. You already know your gearing, but check the RPO codes for all options that could affect towing capacities. Things like towing packages, 4WD, etc.

The trailer you just bought has a 5500# GVWR. The listed unloaded (dry) weight does not include options like AC, awning, etc, even thjough some of them are listed as part of the mandatory "Customer Convenience PAckage". Now load your things and your ready to camp weight will be closer to the GVWR. If your truck truly only has a 5000# capacity you'll be close to or over your rated capacity.

As someone who has knowingly towed 2 different setups at close to my capacities, I can tell you may be fine for short trips on flat terrain. Anything more you will hate the towing experience and be looking for a beefier tow vehicle within 12-18 months.
__________________
Chuck
2013 Jayco Jayfeather X20 E, 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Z71 SLE
DocBrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2015, 10:36 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Bolivar
Posts: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Don't go by "what you read somewhere". And don't guess. This is about your family's safety. Everything you need to know is in 3 places, your owners manual, the door sticker, and the RPO code list in your glove box. Your manual has a chart showing various trim levels and option packages along with the corresponding towing capacities and GCWR. You already know your gearing, but check the RPO codes for all options that could affect towing capacities. Things like towing packages, 4WD, etc.

The trailer you just bought has a 5500# GVWR. The listed unloaded (dry) weight does not include options like AC, awning, etc, even thjough some of them are listed as part of the mandatory "Customer Convenience PAckage". Now load your things and your ready to camp weight will be closer to the GVWR. If your truck truly only has a 5000# capacity you'll be close to or over your rated capacity.

As someone who has knowingly towed 2 different setups at close to my capacities, I can tell you may be fine for short trips on flat terrain. Anything more you will hate the towing experience and be looking for a beefier tow vehicle within 12-18 months.
Yes. I will check those sources and make sure. I think it will be safe but not very enjoyable. I suspect we will be looking for a a new vehicle. although a gear change may increase the amount I can tow. The Yukon rating increases with a higher gear ratio. Is it really that simple? That seems to be a cheap fix compared to a new truck. Of course everyone I ask outside of this forum seems to have a different opinion on what is doable. Just want to be safe, cause this is supposed to be fun!
Dougflyer71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2015, 11:36 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 2,060
A gear change isn't a bad approach and could be a cheap way to push off replacing the truck. That is if your truck is 2WD. It gets really expensive if it's 4WD because the front differential has to match. I've heard changing gears on 4Wd can run upwards of $2k.
__________________
Chuck
2013 Jayco Jayfeather X20 E, 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Z71 SLE
DocBrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2015, 12:00 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Albany, OR
Posts: 594
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dougflyer71 View Post
We just put a deposit on a 2016 x213.
We plan to pull it with a 2011 YUKON xl with 5.3 and 3.08 gears. Will this work ok? I didn't really want to buy a new vehicle as well. Thanks for the replies.

Doug
I found this link online. It is the GMC trailer guide for 2011. It has a chart in the back with max trailer weights for various vehicles.
http://assets.cobaltnitra.com/teams/...146edef087.pdf
__________________

2015 Jayco 27RLS
2015 Ford F250 6.7PSD
DanNJanice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2015, 01:11 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Bolivar
Posts: 17
Thanks. That info was helpful. Curious the differences a gear change makes. I have a 4wd, so that would be spendy.
Dougflyer71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2015, 01:20 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Seann45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Saskatoon Sask Canada
Posts: 9,701
Go to the dealer with your Vin they can look up the max tow weight as it left the factory..
__________________

__________________
Seann
2004 Chev Silverado Duramax optioned past the max. 2009 Jayco Eagle 308 RLS 765 watts of solar, 6-6 volt batteries (696 amp hour), 2000 watt (4000 surge) whole house inverter.
175 days boondocking in 2017
215/2016, 211/2015, 196/14, 247/13, 193/12

Seann45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.