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Old 09-30-2014, 09:58 PM   #41
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Hello, looking to buy 23 RB soon. Any suggestions for a Tow vehicle. Going to be doing some extensive travel next year. Any comments on the 23B? Thanks,Rick
I just ordered a new 2015 X23B, and plan on towing it with my 2006 Toyota Sequoia V8. I have talked to many people pulling the X23BB with a Sequoia, and all said it works great, plus it is a great ride.
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Old 10-07-2014, 06:25 PM   #42
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Hello there, would like opinion of 1500 Sierra owners. Is it necessary to add $2,000.00 trailer package for towing? [23RB] Thanks
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:24 PM   #43
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Hello there, would like opinion of 1500 Sierra owners. Is it necessary to add $2,000.00 trailer package for towing? [23RB] Thanks
Is it that much now for the tow package? I would want it for towing a trailer.
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:30 PM   #44
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Hello there, would like opinion of 1500 Sierra owners. Is it necessary to add $2,000.00 trailer package for towing? [23RB] Thanks
it is a convenience only....how much trailer are you towing?

if you like an integrated brake controller it is the way to go.

The rear diff is nice, the cooler can be added quite cheap.
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That depends on a lot of things. Stats for 23RB are dry weight of 4015, hitch weight of 505 and GVWR of 6250 pounds. I would need to know a little bit more information. 2WD or 4WD? Short box or regular? Crew, double or standard cab. What size engine? A V6 will pull 5900 - 7400. The 5.3L takes you up to 6600 - 11,500 and the 6.2 is 9400 - 12,000 pounds. Do you use a weight distributing hitch? I have a 2015 with the 5.3L V8 (the 6.2 was not available in Max Trailering at the time I ordered). I opted for the Max Trailering Pkg because my White Hawk is a little heavier and I wanted to be in a comfortable state of mind while traveling. You mentioned the $2000 difference. If you wanted the V6, it is a no brainer. NO! The 5.3 and 6.2 is a little more iffy depending on cab configuration, hitch setup or 2WD/4WD. I would assume a loaded weight around 6000 pounds. The 5.3L could be around 6600 depending on cab configuration, etc. which is close. The 6.2 would be alright.
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According to the GMC website, the Trailering package is standard on many models only $770 on others and includes:

Trailering Package includes:
Trailering hitch platform and 2" receiver
7-wire harness with independent fused trailering circuits mated to a 7-way sealed connector to hook up parking lamps, backup lamps, right and left turn signals, an electric brake lead, battery and a ground
Automatic locking rear differential
Standard on SLT models. Included on SLE models with All-Terrain Package, Texas SLE Value Package and SLE Value Package.
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this is what I get. I think he meant Max tow

his package includes:
  • Automatic locking rear differential
  • 9.76" rear axle
  • 3.73 rear axle ratio
  • Integrated trailer brake controller
  • Enhanced cooling radiator
  • Revised shock tuning for increased control
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this is what I get. I think he meant Max tow

his package includes:
  • Automatic locking rear differential
  • 9.76" rear axle
  • 3.73 rear axle ratio
  • Integrated trailer brake controller
  • Enhanced cooling radiator
  • Revised shock tuning for increased control
Yeah I see that one now, and it is $2095. Back in 2004 my 1500 had the tow package and 5.3l engine upgrade included for less money then that. Of course there was no such thing as an integrated brake controller back then.
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:01 PM   #49
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Speaking of integrated trailer brake, that thing is awesome! My old Ridgeline had one I bought from the trailer dealer as an aftermarket and I was constantly fiddling with it. It would either lock the tires or give me the willies coming up to a stop. The integrated brake on the GMC is a no brainer. I can set it and look at the dashboard and see exactly how much trailer brakes are working when I am stopping. It is easy to tell when I need to move it up or down.
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I am confident my prodigy is as good
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