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Old 02-22-2014, 11:34 AM   #11
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Lots of things to look at. Long wheelbase will be more stable, short wheelbase will be easier backing and turning, you can add a stiffer suspension to rear of suv to help. Truck will be able to carry firewood and all the stuff you wouldn't want in a suv. I tow a bigger trailer with a Chevy Avalanche similar frame and coil springs to a Tahoe. Haven't had a problem yet but my trailer is a lite version so it helps. All in you have the final but it is smart to ask around to see what others use.
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Old 02-22-2014, 01:22 PM   #12
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Gee here's a question on same post re:Tahoe vs 1500. Anybody have any thoughts on the Chev Avalanche?? I think same chassis and engine specs as Tahoe but possible suspension is different. I have a 13 Avalanche looking to pull 04 FR 26 BHSS.
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Old 02-22-2014, 03:16 PM   #13
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Gee here's a question on same post re:Tahoe vs 1500. Anybody have any thoughts on the Chev Avalanche?? I think same chassis and engine specs as Tahoe but possible suspension is different. I have a 13 Avalanche looking to pull 04 FR 26 BHSS.
i own an '07 Avy, but it has the 4 spd trans, instead of the 6 spd trans that yours has. the chassis of the Tahoe is similar but wayyy shorter.
the Avy and the Burb are the same everything other than the Avy having a truck bed.

what's the UVW on the trailer's white weight sticker? and what brand is it? FR is the parent company but has tons of brands with similar model numbers.
and does your Avy have the factory tow package and what rear end ratio does it have?

my Avy has a max tow capacity of 7200lbs., so i'd only tow a trailer that had a UVW of 6200lbs. or less.
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Thanks, just got the 04 FR Flagstaff 26BHSS. I have had 02,06,10, now 13 Avy but pretty certain has tow pkg will have to check.
Not near TT to get weight, thanks for info re comparison to 1500. My guess is 5.3L with3.42 axle per book looks like max trailer wt is 5500 lbs
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Thanks, just got the 04 FR Flagstaff 26BHSS. I have had 02,06,10, now 13 Avy but pretty certain has tow pkg will have to check.
Not near TT to get weight, thanks for info re comparison to 1500. My guess is 5.3L with3.42 axle per book looks like max trailer wt is 5500 lbs
if it has the factory tow package, it should be at least 7200lbs. the 6 spd trans gives it more towing capacity than mine. should be more like 7500lbs.

you need to find the white weight sticker, since it's an older trailer. should be on the inside of a cabinet door. here's mine:



notice my UVW of 4468lbs.
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I will check, but as far as I can tell, if it has towing pkg. the Avy manual shows 8000 lb.
Thanks again, still learning.
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My 06 Avalanche when I looked it up was 7900 lbs with the tow package.
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Regardless of which you get, try to get the dealer to switch the tires from P to LT LR D.
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My 06 Avalanche when I looked it up was 7900 lbs with the tow package.
you must have the 4.10 rear end.
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I bought a Ford F150...never bought a Ford before but it is a supercrew 5.4 Triton V8. 2004. This should be ok right?
Tony: You really shouldn't b e asking us. You should be looking at your Owners Manual. If you didn't get one, look here: http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Fo.../04f12og5e.pdf

7300 lbs COULD be overloading the truck, based a quick review of manual. Since you didn't say what your drive ratio is or your wheelbase.

Look at the manual.
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