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Old 05-20-2015, 10:19 PM   #31
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Thanks everybody for the responses lots of good information. So we went camping this weekend and lo and behold the sewer line fits in the bumper. Problem mostly solved. I have an elbow that 90s into the sewer line at the campsite. On the 90 is a attachment made to screw i to three different size sewer inlets. That attachment doesn't fit in the bumper. I may just put it in the firewood tote.

I also remembered buying one of those racks that mount into your hitch receiver to carry coolers and such. I used to have an SUV when I was in my late teens and early 20s. I checked at my parents and sure enough it was still there after nearly 20 years In their garage. Luckily my dad is a pack rat. Now I just need a bumper attachment for my trailer and away we will go.

If anybody is curious I am pretty certain my new vehicle will be a cadillac escalade esv or a yukon Denali XL with the 6.0 liter or if I can find a deal on a newer one, one with the 400 horse 6.2l . Payload likely won't be an issue.
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:53 AM   #32
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I also remembered buying one of those racks that mount into your hitch receiver to carry coolers and such. I used to have an SUV when I was in my late teens and early 20s. I checked at my parents and sure enough it was still there after nearly 20 years In their garage. Luckily my dad is a pack rat. Now I just need a bumper attachment for my trailer and away we will go.

If anybody is curious I am pretty certain my new vehicle will be a cadillac escalade esv or a yukon Denali XL with the 6.0 liter or if I can find a deal on a newer one, one with the 400 horse 6.2l . Payload likely won't be an issue.
Remaining payload goes down with heavier engines; not up. GVWR of the tow vehicle is typically frame based and payload is at maximum with the "standard everything" version of the vehicle.

Every option adds to the curb weight which is then subtracted from GVWR to find available payload remaining.

You are thinking of "tow rating" which is only based on powertrain (engine, trans, final gear ratio rear end, and axle rating).

You can "pull" more trailer than you can "carry" (tongue or pin weight) in most cases.

As to your "find" I recommend leaving it where it is. Today's light weight camper bumpers are not stressed for any load located more than 6 INCHES from the bumper centerline. It would really stink to be pulled over by the State Police because your bumper and carrier broke off killing some folks behind you on the highway.
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:14 AM   #33
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I knew that post was coming. after I replied I realized I made it sound like the bigger the engine the bigger the payload.

I know the difference but thanks for looking out.
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I knew that post was coming. after I replied I realized I made it sound like the bigger the engine the bigger the payload.

I know the difference but thanks for looking out.
Most replies are to help the poster, but I have found I still get "thanks" from posts made years ago (still shocks me when it happens).

Some issues are eternal it seems.
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:20 AM   #35
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The closest route to safely carrying the cooler/bike rack on the back is to have a hitch receiver bolted or welded to the frame. Do not even consider using the bumper at all. Even using the frame can be risky on light weight trailers. You need to make sure the frame is strong enough for the stress of what you are placing back there.
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:47 AM   #36
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My last truck (03 Burb) and my current truck (07 Yukon XL) both had the 5.3. I wanted the 6 this time but just couldn't find a good deal on one. They both haul my light hybrid fine although would like some more power. Before joining this site i really never knew/learned or worried about weight that much but have never had a problem. Both trucks would be loaded with 5-7 people (mostly small kids), back end loaded with wood and other gear. My burb desperately needed the WDH as she squatted bad even with a light utility trailer. My newer yukon barely drops when i hook up, actually could use a new lower hitch as it sits a little high.
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I agree. Maybe 2 regular rows with a third row similar to an extended cab seat? And a 5.5' bed.
Sound good but should have a 8 foot box.
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Sound good but should have a 8 foot box.
You'd probably be looking at close to a 200"WB. Not very feasible for any type of every day use. I think with a 5.5' bed you could come close to fitting it on the 172" WB the SCrew with 8' bed uses.
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We have an 08 Escalade with the 6.2 and have a 26RR (5500# with water), and it tows it well with a WD hitch and sway control. I have towed almost 7K before with it, and it does just fine. Payload on these SUV's are less than their truck counterparts due to the coil spring rear suspension, but the mechanicals (6.2 , 6L80E, and G80 rear) are the same as the VortecMax trucks that tow 11K.
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