The extra in gas is worth your safety! I think the heaviest I ever put behind a 5. Depends upon the Rear axle ratio. The truck goes where the boat wants it. Your owners manual will contain the answer. I would be very surprised if you had a 350 or 400 automatic 3-spd in that truck either way.
Plus, I have a transmission temperature gauge that registers about 165 degrees when towing. A stronger drivetrain can provide and handle more power. I've seen 6000-7500 lbs listed on other sites, so there's a range of possibles. It is a great tow vehicle, but I don't see it as any better than the Suburbans - in fact we may be selling the Excursion because we just don't need all 3 tow vehicles. Braking is the area in which I would wish for better performance on the truck-trailer combination. You should take it to the dealer to have it timed. Should I have no problem towing the car?? It doesn't matter if you can tow it, it matters if you can stop it.
I always run in 3rd gear, and have an extra tranny cooler in additional to the towing package. Towing capacity is a function of the chassis, drive train, and engine combined. Fifth-wheel tow rating 12,500 for C2500 with 7. Should you ever be involved in an accident while towing heaven forbid those specifications will be examined by the law enforcement people investigating the accident. The screen is called a sump screen and can usually be… Cabin air filters didn't come until 2000 on the Suburbans. The long wheel base of the Suburban allows it to pull great. So will other payload within the vehicle.
I do believe the you could have an older body style C10, being a 1988. It has been know to happen, where a vacationer towing a camper trailer too large for the towing vehicle, has been pulled over and forced to have the trailer disconnected from the vehicle on the roadside, and have the owner make expensive arrangements to have the trailer towed back home or at least out of the jurisdiction where the vehicle was stopped. You can also order one from your local dealer. Martin Lum Please excuse me for the following if you know this already. However, maximum towing capacity is always governed by the manufacturer's listed maximum. I have not measured the mileage, as it is what it is.
Im goin from Mid Michigan to Indianalpolis. How many miles on it? If you are haveing to give half therottle or more you need to slow down and give it A break, The rings will collapse if you push it too hard, This will require A engine rebuild to fix. If you do not have one then your local dealer shoud be able to provide this information. Thanks for your experience and advice. I plan on making a 500 mile trip with a tandem axle car hauler, and a 93 Camaro strapped to the back. Even if you make all the correct changes, unless it is certified by a licensed mechanic and recertified by the proper local vehicle licensing body, you may find yourself in violation of not only your local laws, but of the laws of some other state or province.
But you cannot just go hook up to one… You don't need to. So will other payload within the vehicle. I got this from the Chevy website. I basically used it only on the highway. They operate on a vacuum I believe. Engine size and rear differential ratio will affect towing capacity. Your tires will also have to match the load.
Email me directly for additional thoughts. Should I have no problem towing the car?? No disrespect to the previous answer, he obviously has more experience than I have with the Chevy trucks. Trouble loading the menu due to slow internet connection. But hot summer towing is the true test. You can also order one from your local dealer. There's nothing wrong with my 87 Chevy at 100,000 miles but I'd like the passenger carrying capacity of a closed vehicle.
The brakes work great even with my trailer having no brakes much better than the Ford brakes in my opinion It pull's my boat fine and it weighs 8500 lbs with a steel trailer. I have popped two 700R4 transmissions, well, two have failed on me while I owned them. If you want to tow something like a 3000 lbs camper, light truck tires would be in order. The 2500 with the 6. Before settling on a tow vehicle it would be prudent on your part to obtain the vehicle manufacturer's specifications regarding the published towing capacities of the vehicles you are considering. Martin Lum I'm with Steve, our 93 Suburban still remains a faithful unit.
I have also owned an 89 I think Astro van with the 4. I have not been able to verify this as of yet. For example, speed, altitude, road grades, outside temperature, and how much your vehicle is used to pull a trailer all are important. I found mine by going to the library and accessing the online automotive service manuals, which have more information than my Haynes service manual. I wouldn't recommend trying to pull that max on fifth wheel or gooseneck without major improvements on supension and of course your drivetrain a strong clutch, a good strong torque converter for your engine, etc. It's a 24' box trailer weighing in at 3,500 and rated to hold 7,000 gross. The 37 gallons will take me over 350 miles before I see an idiot light come on.
Best of Luck with your search for a tow vehicle. Refresh the page to fix it! Should I have no problem towing the car?? When you look at a Suburban look for the decal listing it's option codes in the glove box. I've got the same question, but I know a few more variables. With my trailer weighing in empty at 3,400 or so, it's easy to go over the limit of my trailer's gross weight limit of 7,000. I plan on making a 500 mile trip with a tandem axle car hauler, and a 93 Camaro strapped to the back. If any of these items are worn-out or compromised, your safe towing capacity is also effected. Ours has the 350 and was a good puller.