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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, 09:43 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, 07:18 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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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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