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Old 09-05-2012, 03:51 PM   #11
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Probably a little bit of both of those, plus the fact that the tests each manufacturer used or uses to calculate towing capacity are secret, proprietary, best-case scenarios and non-standardized.

Hopefully, this will be better with SAE J2807. Toyota started to use the new standard on some lines in 2011 and GM just did it this year. I don't think they published new numbers for the Suburban, though

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The biggest problem with the Suburban is that it weighs over 3 tons! Even if the rating dropped 500lbs, that would still be too much weight for this truck. It just runs out of steam on the hills - maybe it would be fine in flatland. It's just hilarious that they advertise it pulling horse trailers and such. Maybe if you are entertained by an engine screaming at 5000 rpm going 35mph up a grade, you should get one of these. In fact, I know a guy that'd give you a great deal on one with low mileage.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:14 PM   #12
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My wife gets to pick the next vehicle and she already thinks the Sequoia is too big to drive so we'll have to pass on that offer.

BTW - you're not the only one with a TV with an overblown rating. My Sequoia weighs about the same (3 tons) and was rated as something like 9,100lbs towing cap. Current models are a more realistic 7,100lbs. No changes to the truck as far as I can tell.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:39 AM   #13
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I went from a Escalade ESV to a Silverado DRW diesel 3500hd pulling the TT was night and day difference. I still use the wd bars mainly to take the weight off the tongue. My rear drops 1.5 inch when I drop the 950tw onto the hitch without the bars on. The front rises 3/4 inch which is negligible but I can feel the steering gets a little light but might just be my imagination.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:34 PM   #14
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Probably a little bit of both of those, plus the fact that the tests each manufacturer used or uses to calculate towing capacity are secret, proprietary, best-case scenarios and non-standardized.

Hopefully, this will be better with SAE J2807. Toyota started to use the new standard on some lines in 2011 and GM just did it this year. I don't think they published new numbers for the Suburban, though

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Not to go off topic but GM never implemented the numbers even though they did release them after Ford & Dodge reneged on the deal.

Opps, I stand corrected. The last info I saw was they were going to wait till Ford & Dodge were on board.
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:48 PM   #15
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so why not just pull it with your other truck?
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'cause when the world is your oyster, your trucks are not always on the same part of the country
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