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Old 03-27-2013, 07:23 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Swingrrr View Post
If you do get a 2007-2013 3/4 ton burb, you can go to a RV hitch weld shop type of place and have them "beef up" the 1,000 lb receiver. I had Torklift in Kent, WA install a beef up on my receiver and it's now certified 1,400 w/WDH. I tow a jayco eagle with 1,400 lb tongue weight and 9,500 lb trailer and the burb tows it no problem. Powerful tow vehicle.
I would love to see pictures of what they did to "beef up" receiver. The only reason I went with a Silverado was because of tongue weight. I miss my Yukon XL.


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Old 03-27-2013, 08:43 AM   #12
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I posted some pics in an earlier thread. Go to travel trailer section. Then go to page 4. Look under Eagle 334RBTS thread. There's a pic of the area where the spare tire used to hang. They did some sort of tic tac toe type of thing that's welded in some areas and bolted in others. They have a lot of experience beefing up the different class receivers and they put a new sticker on the receiver and gave me paperwork, both with the upgraded max weight of 1,400 lbs w/WDH. Only drawback is spare tire rides inside behind third row. But the wife insisted on tow vehicle being an SUV that fits in the garage.

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Old 03-27-2013, 07:13 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by drfife View Post
snip.......The Suburbans with 8.1 do not have an Allison transmission. They have a 4L85. Only the trucks with 8.1 had Allisons. The 4L85 is a great transmission.
A 8.1L with an Allison in the Suburban sure would have been a nice set-up.

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Old 03-30-2013, 10:09 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Rustic Eagle View Post
I "believe" the GM 8.1L engines had the Allison tranny bolted to it, which would be a plus on my list.

I "believe" your right..

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