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Old 05-05-2009, 10:25 PM   #1
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GMC Yukon XL Denali tow

Hi all, I am totally new to camping. We are looking at purchasing a 2001 Wildwood Camper 27BH. I am just wondering if we can tow it or not. I have a 2004 Yukon XL Denali. Our max towing capacity is 8000 and I am unsure of the weight of the 2001 camper. The seller has not gotten back to me with that info. On the website the '09 version (which is not the same) is GVWR 7615 and dry ship weight of 4857. Which number do I go by? The 7615 is really close to my max of 8000. Thanks for any help.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:09 PM   #2
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you should go by the gvrw
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:42 PM   #3
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Thx for the help chevy02. I was just on the NADA site and it said that the 'weight" was 5210 of the 2001 wildwood but I am not sure if that is dry weight or gvwr. Is there any website that I can go to that will have the weight of that year instead of the '09?

Thanks for any help.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:51 PM   #4
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Your gvwr is on the weight label on the front of the trailer. Just add the 2 axle weights together.

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Old 10-14-2009, 10:39 AM   #5
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Rather than start a new thread, I'll piggy back on this "dead" one. I also have an '06 Yukon Denali XL (6.0l AWD). Tow ratings are 7900lbs trailer, 600/1000 with WD tongue weight and 14,000lbs GCVW.

However, I have weighed the truck at 6360lbs with all passengers, leaving me (if I understand it right) with about 7,600lbs trailer weight.

We're seriously considering a 2010 Rockwood 2701SS. Weights are 5593 dry as equipped(directly off the inside-trailer sticker), 602lbs tongue weight (advertised) and 6666lbs GVW.

Will this combo be safe/effective with an Equ-i-lizer or a Dual Cam set-up? We will be towing into the Rocky's occasionally.

Thanks in advance and I'm glad to be here.
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:43 PM   #6
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I had almost the identical set up. 03 Denali with an 94 27BH. The Denali pulled it better than my 03 1500HD, the Air Ride suspension was awesome.

You should be fine.
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:18 AM   #7
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You will all be fine with the Yukons. No matter what tow vehicle you have if you don't have hitch set up properly you can run into problems. Gross weight rating is max that that trailer can weigh when fully loaded which one hopefully never gets to.(Keep the lead out)
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:02 PM   #8
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Reviving the dead thread again. Input from Denali owners requested. I am considering trading up from my 2002 Suburban 5.3 to a 2007 Denali XL 6.2 my concern is the 6.2 and how it is holding up mechanically. I have considered other offerings from ford ect. but still need the 6 passenger, 2 dog and guinea pig loading ability of the XL/Suburban type SUV. My trailer is a Flagstaff 831QBSS 2008 with a tongue weight of 1100lbs by manufacturer specs. Yes I load more to the rear of the TT.
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Old 08-11-2010, 03:47 AM   #9
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I towed with a 1997 GMC Suburban with a 5.7 engine, auto trans with a 4:10 rear and there was no problem pulling a 2006 8314SS Rockwood, you should be fine.
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I have an '08 Denali with the 6.2L and have just over 20K miles on it and have not had any issues with the engine. Any issues I've had have been small fit and finish items (squeaks/rattles). Looking at moving up to new 2500HD though in anticipation of UltraLite 5er. Thus far towing my 2501ss has been decent with the Denali...I've driven a friends Tundra with their equivalent length, albiet heavier, trailer and the Tundra is a bit stiffer/more controlled
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:13 AM   #11
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Before getting our Surveyor last year, we've pulled a 4500lb boat (and tents) to all our outings. We started with a 96' 1500 Surburban, went to a 01' Denali, then an 07' Escalade (same drive-train as the 07+ Denali).

The 07' Denali/Esc 6.2 w/6spd is definately the best setup we've owned. At 53k in our Escalade has held up great. 50% of the mileage is towing here in the Tahoe area, and it is always a 6000 ft elevation change to get to where we previously boated and now camp. The worst problems we've had were all software glitches (2 of them over 4 yrs), and a recent recall for the heated windshield washer system.

The surprise we had moving to a TT was the drag created by the profile. Mileage suffers not due to weight (our little TT is about 5k loaded), but wind resistance.

Although a diesel is the best for towing, the GM 6.2-6spd combo is a decent gas setup. The 6spd makes a big difference on hills because in the previous 4 spd vehicles we had, going up hills, the engine was either bogged, or screaming.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:32 PM   #12
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I have been checking the Denali XL's out and what a price jump from a 2006 to a 2007. I have just about settle on a 2006 year being my choice should do a better job pulling than the suburban 5.3, plus the autoride is a good addition. Hopefully by the end of the month I have something newer. I have only once in my life bought new and just did not like the car wreck I had driving off the dealer lot.
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For big families the Denali is a great pulling machine!
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I have an '04 Denali Yukon XL with the 6.0. 8000lb towing capacity. 85k miles. I tow an '06 Salem 26BH (dry weight 5660) with no problems. I'm not sure what my loaded weight is with the gear, but I generally travel without any fresh water on board. Just the usual stuff... I could use more power over the mountain passes here in the Pacific NW, but it will comfortably go 45-50mph with no problems. All the coolant and trans temp gauge stay where they should be under load. 60-70mph on the flats. I recently serviced the trans and the fluid was clean. No metal or anything in the pan. Good Luck!
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:37 AM   #15
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Oh, and the gas mileage is terrible on the '04 Denali when towing!! But worth it... We love the set up we have.
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:20 AM   #16
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Just purchased an 07 Denali XL 6.2 6spd auto to replace my 02 Suburban 5.3, 4 spd auto. 19.3 mpg on the drive back home WOW! Now to find out the towing MPG. I really like the 6 spd auto and the 6.2 rumble is subdued but noticeable. DW did not want to drive it home as she was overwhelmed by all the accessories. OH yeah the Suburban got 13.6 on the drive home.
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:20 AM   #17
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OK, this seems like a good place to jump in with a somewhat related question. I have a 2004 Tahoe Z71 4X4 with the tow package and off road suspension. I almost signed the paperwork to order a new Rockwood Signature Ultralite 8296SS yesterday. But, I noticed the Dry Hitch Weight is 950 lbs. I'm sure that is because it is a front kitchen and super slide model. I was also purchasing an Equalizer 1000 WD Hitch. From what I can tell, the max tongue weight for a normal Tahoe is 1000lbs with a WD hitch. My concern is once I put some food and drink in the Frig along with kitchen utensils, full propane tanks (which are on the front tongue) along with the weight of the WD hitch, I will be over the max for the Tahoe. Is there a way to add more capacity to the Tahoe? Should I be concerned? Thanks, in advance for any input.
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My Flagstaff 831QBSS has a spec tongue weight of 1111lbs. I do more rear loading than front. My old suburban handled it well with some Monroe coil over spring shocks and of course the wd set up with two friction bars. I did not tow it into the mountains and did not plan to. The Denali should handle the small hills and flat lands of Iowa a lot better than the suburban does.
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