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Old 02-14-2016, 06:03 PM   #31
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With the 3.73's you will be fine. Exactly the same setup I had. Make sure you get the WD hitch set up right and it will tow well.

When you get ready to go to another TV, you may want to consider a 1/2 ton if you don't really need a diesel 3/4 ton. Don't get me wrong, a diesel would be great, but you don't really need it if you don't plan on going to a bigger TT - and, if you are on a budget like I was, you can get a lot newer and nicer truck for the same money as a much older diesel... just something to consider.
I think a Yukon is a 1/2 ton.
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:05 PM   #32
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I think they make a 1500 and a 2500 series , I had a 2500 series
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:07 PM   #33
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I think a Yukon is a 1/2 ton.
It is, but he was talking about getting a new TV in a year or two, and mentioned going to a diesel. I was just saying that sticking with a gas 1/2 ton truck may make it so he could get a nicer truck for the same money. With the 6 speed transmission, I am really pleased with my 1/2 ton pulling the same trailer and would not want to go to an equivalently priced diesel 3/4 ton - I looked.
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Agreed 100% the new trucks have a lot more ability with the trans engine packages ... I work at the gm truck plant in Fort Wayne 2 days a week and the pulling ability is changing
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That's news to me. I think the 1500 is a half ton and the 2500 is a three-quarter ton. The only SUV's that I am aware of that come in three quarter ton are the excursion and the suburban both of which they do not make anymore.
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:13 PM   #36
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The tow capacity is rarely an issue. The issue with overloading usually has to do with the TV. I don't doubt your unit will handle it but the only way to know if you are actually within limits is to hit the scales. Your GVWR and axle weights are going to be tight when fully loaded.
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:25 PM   #37
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in 2003 they did have a 1500 and a 2500 series in the Yukon suv
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They sure did. Mines the 1/2 ton of course. The 3/4 had the 6.0. And the denalli also had the 6.0 and awd all time.
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well looking at the numbers I guess I was towing more than mine was supposed to when I had it lol
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The last year for the 3/4 ton Suburban and Yukon XL was 2013.
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