Originally Posted by 47chevy
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.