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#17 of 49 Real Towing Capacity Of A Yukon
Apr 22, 2010 (5:52 pm)
I have a Yukon with a 5.3 L and a 3.42 axle ratio. We purchased a travel trailer and I think we trusted the salesman way to much. He told me that according to his towing guide my Yukon would have no problem. If my truck is rated maximum to pull 6,500 lbs and my travel trailer is roughly 6,300 lbs dry.
I'm talking with the dealership and there are working with me. They have asked to actually weigh the trailer on a truck scale and have mentioned an upgrade of my a axle ratio to 3.73. That would max me out to 7,500 lbs.
Looking for the "real deal" on the towing capacity. If there is anyone that can help my battle the dealership it would be appreciated.
#18 of 49 Re: Real Towing Capacity Of A Yukon [mirovsky]
Apr 23, 2010 (8:41 am)
I am from GM Customer Service. I am assuming that you have a 2008 2WD Yukon. If you purchased the flex fuel Yukon your max towing rating is 6400LBS. If you have regular gas and not flex fuel then it is 6500 LBS towing capacity. Trailering capacity may be limited by tow vehicle ability to carry trailer tongue weight. Addition of trailer tongue weight cannot cause vehicle weights to exceed Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAWR) or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). Even if you go to the 3.73 axel upgrade if you have the flex fuel your towing capacity is 7400lbs, and regular gas will be 7500lbs. If you have any further questions please let me know. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#19 of 49 XL Yukon capacity
Jul 15, 2010 (9:30 pm)
What is the towing capacity of a 2008 Yukon XL 5.3L V8 with the towing package. The dealer said that the real wheel ratio was 3.42 (or something like that) and I thought (perhaps incorrectly!) that with the tow package the rear wheel ratio was automatically 3.73.
Bottom line--we have purcharsed a travel trailer with a fullly loaded weight of a bit under 7000 lbs, and will this Yukon work with this size trailer. We will do a bit a traveling in the Colorado mountains, but no off-road excursions.
Thanks very much.
#20 of 49 yukon xl denali towing
Aug 15, 2010 (6:34 pm)
I am looking to buy a 2010/2011 new Yukon Denali XL AWD. Can you tell me if you recommend AWD or 4 wheel drive to pull a 30 foot Sea Ray boat. Currently I tow it with a 4 wheel drive 2008 suburban LTZ. On my suburban I can switch to 2 wheel, 4 wheel low or 4 wheel high. There have times on the boat ramp where I have switch to 4 low because the ramp is wet or full of algae.
Will the AWD on the Yukon Denali XL be able to handle pulling the boat out of the water on steep boat ramps like my suburban does? My concern is on my suburban I can switch it to 4 wheel Low on the Denali I do not know how it works with AWD since there is no switch. Any thoughts?
Sep 21, 2010 (9:19 am)
can I pull a 27ft camper trailer that weights 4750lbs with a 2009 yukon xl with 5.3 engine 4 wheel drive
#23 of 49 Re: 2009 yukon sxl [gdallinger]
Sep 21, 2010 (10:54 am)
The 2009 Yukon XL 4 wheel drive can pull 5400lbs normally. If you get the max trailering package you can pull up to 7900lbs. If you have any further questions please let me know. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#24 of 49 Towing capabilities of a 1994 Yukon
Jan 02, 2011 (5:06 pm)
How much weight can a 1994 Yukon 5.7 4 x 4 safely tow. This vehicle has a Reese hitch already installed with the brake package installed. It has towed a 28 foot Airstream before I purchased the vehicle. I have pulled a loaded (and I do mean loaded) 6 x 12 U-Haul with little to no problems.
I want to purchase a travel trailer and need to know how big of a trailer will my Yukon safely pull. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
#26 of 49 Trailer Towing Advice:2011 Yukon Denali with 6.2L
Apr 02, 2011 (2:38 pm)
Hi - I have a 28' Airstream trailer that weighs 7300 pounds. Have been using a 3/4 ton pickup to tow though looking at moving to large SUV for more comfort/seating room, etc. I really like a 2011 Denali (regular not XL) with AWD, the 6.2L V8, 3.42 axle, integrated trailer brake controller, etc. Specs say it can tow 8,100 pounds though looking for feedback/advice on using the Denali to tow a 7,300 pound trailer. We live in the east - mostly flat - but do take long trips that have some moderate uphill climbs. Thanks.