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Old 09-05-2016, 02:57 PM   #21
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You will definitely not be happy towing that in the Rockies. You will want to go much lighter if towing in the Rockies... or if you can afford it, get that tt and trade the burb for either a more capable truck with a crew cab or a 3/4 ton burb.
....uh.....

For a few years, I ran up and down the best (worst?) the Rockies and Cascades had, pulling about 7500 pounds of TT with a 2007 Chrysler Aspen with a hemi.

We met all the GVW's, tow package, and safety requirements, with a reasonable cushion.

Using 89 octane, we were constantly passing the turbo diesels going uphill and the tranny, combined with properly tuned brake controller, kept us safe going downhill.

On one trip from Blue Mesa Res to Farmington (somewhat "significant" passes) we got 12 mpg.

....having a TV with a power lift rear door, that clears the TT tongue jack is VERY nice.....

I REALLY miss the Aspen, and wish they still made them.
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Old 09-05-2016, 05:11 PM   #22
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The Hemi was your friend. The Chevy isn't fortunate enough to have that.
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Using 89 octane, we were constantly passing the turbo diesels going uphill and the tranny, combined with properly tuned brake controller, kept us safe going downhill.


I REALLY miss the Aspen, and wish they still made them.
Wow, I guess all us of poor diesel guys need to sell our turbo diesels with 440hp and 865lbs of torque that can tow between 15,900 and 17,000 lbs and buy a Aspen since it tow up hills better...
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I REALLY miss the Aspen, and wish they still made them.
They do. Only they call them Durango's.

(And they kind of look like Jeeps these days!)

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....uh.....

For a few years, I ran up and down the best (worst?) the Rockies and Cascades had, pulling about 7500 pounds of TT with a 2007 Chrysler Aspen with a hemi.

We met all the GVW's, tow package, and safety requirements, with a reasonable cushion.

Using 89 octane, we were constantly passing the turbo diesels going uphill and the tranny, combined with properly tuned brake controller, kept us safe going downhill.

On one trip from Blue Mesa Res to Farmington (somewhat "significant" passes) we got 12 mpg.

....having a TV with a power lift rear door, that clears the TT tongue jack is VERY nice.....

I REALLY miss the Aspen, and wish they still made them.

Also according to the online specs I found the aspen had a higher payload and higher towing capacity than the op's burb.
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Wow, I guess all us of poor diesel guys need to sell our turbo diesels with 440hp and 865lbs of torque that can tow between 15,900 and 17,000 lbs and buy a Aspen since it tow up hills better...
...if you wish.

Wonder why some folks take it that way.

(but I won't correct grammar)
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Hi Folks , got tired of reading is my tow vehicle able to tow this and that, I researched here and there, read, read , read. Read advice about this and that. Which is better, researched inside door tags etc. Made myself sick. They sway the rocking, pushing me down the road, struggling to climb the hills. Wow couldn't take it no more, So went out and bought a 2016 Ford F350 4x4 . And now i can say i can rest each and every night knowing that i have 0% sway, get 10.5 mpg while towing. Now downfall is with this beast of payment, i will have to stick with my 2015 FR Wildwood 28RLSD for a many more years and dream for that 5th wherl a lityle more time or alot more years, but all in all I'm happy. I guess that most matters. So my friends Happy Camping.
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thanks for your help guys see i was confused because the sticker said a lower weight and i didnt know which one to use as payload. so i knew i was getting close to max payload. so u guys suggest a smaller travel then i assume. because i wanna be safe.
Get the trailer you want and then pick a new truck to pull it. I know, those pesky budgets. I do like my HD with Duramax.
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....uh.....

Using 89 octane, we were constantly passing the turbo diesels going uphill and the tranny, combined with properly tuned brake controller, kept us safe going downhill.

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If you were passing turbo diesels pulling about the same weight as you, they were just loafing and you were not. I suspect they were pulling considerably more weight ... or D all the above.
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Here is my story with my 2014 Suburban towing 6250 lbs "dry". (more like 7100lbs loaded). Fine on flat roads, destroyed it going to Yellowstone.


This is for all those who tow at max capacity
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