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Old 28 May 2015, 10:20   #11
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It looks like a GMC Yukon, or Chevy Taboe would take care of it.
Wondering if I should get 4WD?
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No doubt. 4WD will come handy on slippery ramp
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It looks like a GMC Yukon, or Chevy Taboe would take care of it. 4WD?
I thought you said "fits in parking structures". They're reasonably tall and fit in most structures - just not all (like mine at work).

Check towing capacities carefully. My mother's Tahoe is only rated for 6k. A Land Rover Discovery, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and VW Toureg are all rated for over 7k.
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Looking carefully. GC towing rating with V6 is "only" 6200lb with class 3 hitch. To get to 7400lb you have to step up to V8 or V6 TD and step up in package level to at least Limited or Overland or Summit in order to have load leveling suspension as part of tow prep group IV. It's all kinda fallacy of course. Rated payload for those GCs are less than 1100. to tow safely something on order of 7k you'd certainly wan't wait distribution hitch figure on 100lb in addition of 700lb of tongue weight (at 10%) you talking about only 200-300lb of legal payload left, so basically just a driver. Something goes wrong, like loosing control over trailer, may end up in considerable trouble.

It can be done. Even legally. But really close to maxing out. I would be far more comfortable in full-size.

Tahoe has 1700lb payload and 8400 tow rating with Max Trailering package. Far more comfortable. Even without max trailering you get same 1700 payload, wider stance, longer wheel base, etc.
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I'm pretty happy towing my 733 with a VW Touareg TDI.
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Old 31 May 2015, 21:50   #16
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That looks like Sreaming04's former boat, Black Ops?

I just looked at towing capacity for this vehicle, and I am quite pleasantly surprised.
What year is vehicle? Is it AWD?
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Yes, it is Screaming04's former boat. I tow with a 2009 Touareg TDI, and yes, they're all AWD. I regularly tow 40-50 miles each way to various ramps around me, and its been great so far.
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Remember towing is not always the issue. Stopping is much more important. Had a local guy who bragged that he could tow a large rib with his European SUV. He unfortunately found out the hard way that he could not stop it.
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Old 30 June 2015, 23:24   #19
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Nissan Titan V8 4x4 with factory tow package. Trailer is overbuilt which adds quite a bit of weight. I don't have to go over mountain passes or anything, and there are no freeways where I live. House is on on a steep hillside and it makes it up the hill. Tows it just fine, but I am cautious when it comes to making a stop. Even with brakes on the trailer I have to think ahead. The Titan brakes are known to be wimpy. It would be nice to have a diesel truck. Maybe something with a Cummins!

BTW - you definitely want 4X4 if you plan on launching from steep ramps.
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