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Old 10-17-2015, 01:43 PM   #1
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Question What do you use?

Is anyone towing with a Chevy Tahoe? If so, what if any types of problems are you having.
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Old 10-17-2015, 03:03 PM   #2
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We use a Yukon which is basicly the same thing.. No problems at all. 150K miles on it as well. You're signature doesn't show what your are pulling so hard to help you out.. Also can you be more specific on what you mean by problems..
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:55 AM   #3
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We use a Yukon, which again is the same thing basically.

Ours is a 2015 model and has factory air shocks in the rear and factory trailer brake controller on the dash, so it is set up well for towing. Also has a tow rating of 8300lbs, so not too bad in my eyes. The rear backup camera helps as well! We do you an equalizer hitch as well.

With our trailer (a 16' 28BHBE Elite) I am extremely impressed with how well the rig pulls it, stops it and handles it. It does better than I was originally anticipating.

That being said, we will be changing up to a 3/4 ton truck soon I think. I just feel our trailer deserves to be pulled by something larger. And the way my wife packs, I am sure we are quite a bit over tongue and trailer weight anyway and I dont like that.

If you have a smaller trailer, I say go for it. It will work just fine! We love our big SUV.
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:57 AM   #4
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Tex1961, your little comment in your sig about your neighbor cracks me up
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:27 AM   #5
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Sorry I missed a few details. My TV is a 2008 with 59000 miles. The tow rating is 73000 lbs. My trailer is a older 27' Jayfeather26s. I recently had my TV checked out and learned that one of the rear brake rotors was warped. When the mechanic asked what I had done to get the rotor so hot to cause it to warp, I could not bring myself to tell him that I pull a TT. I went in to the shop planning to spend $50.00 and left $1000.00 later. With that being said, I was just wondering if anyone else towing with a Tahoe had experienced other problems with there TV. Thanks
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Old 10-18-2015, 10:46 AM   #6
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Without going to the scales, I can't tell you if your capacity and current weight setup is right or not.. (Several knowlegeable people here can). But I wonder if you have your electronic brakes set properly. It sounds like you are putting too much work on your TV brakes to stop your trailer.
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Old 10-18-2015, 12:05 PM   #7
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I randomly looked at the specs for a 2005 Jay Feather LGT Floorplan 26 S. If you're towing something similar, and stay within its listed GVW and aren't overloading your TV with kids, gear, wives and mutts, you should do alright if your brake controller is properly adjusted. Of course, go to a CAT scale. There are lots of threads on how to best weigh your setup.

We've towed something similar with an '04 Expedition, which is a little larger but probably less engine power, and had no difficulty, although to be fair we didn't do it enough to be a real test.

You might consider a heavier TV when you retire the '08. It would make for a better tow experience, especially on a long haul. But with so few miles on your Tahoe, its retirement might be quite a ways off. Maybe you could get a much bigger trailer for DW and then she'd have to let you get a new pickup!
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Old 10-18-2015, 12:45 PM   #8
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Is it possible your rear caliper froze due to corrosion? Did they do anything to the caliper or just replace the pads...Good luck
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:46 PM   #9
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We had a 2006 Tahoe last year. It pulled okay, but I like our current truck better. Are your trailer brakes and brake controller working properly? Does the Tahoe sit a lot? Ours sat a lot with the previous owners and the calipers were all sticking - had to replace them all. The down side of finding a low mileage vehicle...
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Used to pull my Trailer with a 2003 Yukon 5.3 with tow package. It pulled ok but at times it was looking for gears and uphill was never too much fun. I never felt 100% comfortable towing especially fully loaded. But it did do the job. I Broke done and upgraded to a RAM 2500 Diesel. Now towing is very relaxing and I hardly know there is a trailer behind me.
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