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#82 of 91 Re: 2WD or 4WD better for towing? [rsholland]
Aug 12, 2007 (4:26 pm)
Actually GM has expanded the on-demand 4wd to the 2500 series as well. Heck even the Duramax Diesels with the Allison transmission get it. I was pretty impressed with that when I was looking to buying one.
Also almost all the SUVs have AWD available as well.
#83 of 91 Re: 2WD or 4WD better for towing? [paisan]
Aug 12, 2007 (5:27 pm)
On the 2500 Suburban, yes, but not the 2500HD pickups.
Here is the link to the Chevy 1500 and 2500HD/3500HD specs.
If you check out the 1500 models (scroll down about 1/3 the page) and you will see Autotrac mentioned. Scroll down further (near the bottom of the page), into the 2500HD/3500HD area, and Autotrac is not mentioned.
#84 of 91 Re: 2WD or 4WD better for towing? [rsholland]
Aug 12, 2007 (6:08 pm)
When I went to the car show, on the 2500 diesels, they had 2wd-A4wd-4hi-4lo on the 4wd selector, this would indicate to me that the auto-trac was available on the 2500 series trucks. I'll take another look into it and get back to you on it.
#85 of 91 Travelling with trailer
Aug 14, 2007 (10:10 am)
#86 of 91 Travelling with trailer
Apr 21, 2007 (3:05 pm)
Hi guys! When I drive my truck with the trailer attached to it, I´d like to better control the position trailer and make sure it´s safe back there. Is there any way I can be warned about my trailer while driving my truck?
#87 of 91 Re: Travelling with trailer [agnes_a]
Apr 23, 2007 (4:52 am)
What do you mean "warned"? Also if you can give us some details on your tow vehicle and trailer we can definitely give you some advice on towing with it.
#88 of 91 Re: Travelling with trailer [paisan]
May 13, 2007 (9:12 am)
Hi Mike! I had replied earlier, but my message never showed up. Thanks for your reply. I was talking about using some sort of acustic (?) warnsignal so that I get warned while driving
#89 of 91 Re: Travelling with trailer [agnes_a]
May 13, 2007 (8:47 pm)
I don't know of any warning signal devices, other than to keep a keen eye on your mirrors at all times to watch for swaying. Make wide turns and always leave enough stopping distance. I recently moved up from a 22ft boat with a tandem axle trailer weighing in at around 5000lbs up to a 9500+ lb triple axle trailer that is about 40ft long, and I just keep my speeds down to about 65mph and make really wide turns and so far so good.
#90 of 91 Re: Travelling with trailer [agnes_a]
Aug 14, 2007 (10:09 am)
The first thing is to be sure and tow safely. Make sure your tow vehicle can handle the weight and then make sure you have a good brake controller, sway bars and weight distribution hitch. The trailer should also be able to stop if it breaks away .Check your hitch at every stop and when being passed by big rigs give it a little more gas to break the drag and smooth out your ride. If the trailer breaks away i'm sure you'll know it.
#91 of 91 towing my Chevrolet S-10
Oct 21, 2007 (2:44 pm)
i have a friend that tows his car, not a s-10, all wheels down, behind his motor home. he does this by placing it in neutral and keeping the a/c on to keep the cooling fan in operation. he has towed his car all over the country without damaging his transmisson. my question is can i do the same thing with my 1998 S-10????? Thank you folks......very much! Mike