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Old 03-15-2015, 05:01 PM   #1
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Tow vehicle truck or SUV

I'm looking for a new truck and I've got narrowed down to a Yukon and a silverado they both have the same engine and transmission and tow package just wondering which one would be better for towing
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Old 03-15-2015, 05:08 PM   #2
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The lighter one.
Lighter TV will give you a larger weight cushion or room for more stuff.
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I haven't checked the tow ratings, but since the Yukon is likely heavier than the Silverado, it will have a lower tow capacity.
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My guess is the trucks wheel base will be longer = better towing. Most trucks are built for working... Most SUV's are built for riding, in my opinion. Don't forget too that when it pours down rain Sunday morning, you'll need to put all that wet stuff somewhere... Either inside your SUV or in the bed of the truck. This was a kicker for me to move away from the SUV... Bikes and/or firewood. No place to carry them in an SUV.


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Old 03-15-2015, 06:09 PM   #5
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Have had both

We had a 31' TT until last May and for a little while we had a Yukon and a 1500 Silverado. The Yukon would pull it but had a lot more trouble with sway control. I got to the point I refused to pull it with the Yukon. The Yukon appeared to have a softer suspension and I think that was the reason I had more trouble with it than my truck. FYI I do have a lot of experience pulling trailers and have had my CDL 18 years. My advise would be the truck over the SUV unless you need the extra passenger space. Either way you go just make sure you stay close to the rated capacity of the vehicle.

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Yukon is basically a "soccer Mom " vehicle , meaning it is designed for ride and hauling people and light luggage. Longer wheelbase is best......Remember with a long trailer if it gets to whipping or swaying all of a sudden you have "the tail wagging the dog".......IMO buy the heaviest duty truck that you can afford just for the safety and stability of the tow vehicle ! ! !
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Yukon is basically a "soccer Mom " vehicle , meaning it is designed for ride and hauling people and light luggage. Longer wheelbase is best......Remember with a long trailer if it gets to whipping or swaying all of a sudden you have "the tail wagging the dog".......IMO buy the heaviest duty truck that you can afford just for the safety and stability of the tow vehicle ! ! !
NO! Just because the OP said "new" doesn't mean "brand new" but could maybe be "new to him/her," and I can assure you our 2004 Yukon XL 2500 SLT is no soccer mom grocery getter just because it has the 3rd row bench! It's a 2wd, 8.1L, 4.10 geared, 8600 GVW and stickered payload is with 2440# payload (toss the 3rd seat for at least another 75#) and the maximum trailer weight is 12,000# and GCWR is 19,000#. Stoutest full-size SUV GM ever offered!

OK, so if new means "brand new" I'd go pickup as well.
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Unless it's the 3/4 ton Yukon, then the Silverado will have more towing capacity and way more payload.
Mike, just because they have the same engine, trans and tow package, really doesn't mean that much.
it's more about the entire specs of the vehicle.
trucks' capabilities can vary wildly, depending on the specs.
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Look up the formula on the internet that figures the wheelbase of the vehicle and how long of a trailer you can safely pull. I know there are several formulas out there but I think you will quickly see the Yukon/Tahoe does not appear to be the best choice for a longer trailer. We were faced with this same question, and we decided on the longer wheelbase on the truck.
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You'll be much more stable and comfortable with the longer wheelbase of a truck. Unless you're towing a pop up, I'd go with the Silverado.
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