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Old 09-25-2015, 02:49 PM   #1
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Can I tow a Gray Wolf 26DBH with Avalanche?

One of the trailers I'm considering is a 2016 Gray Wolf 26DBH
My tow vehicle is a 2005 Chevy Avalanche Z71 LT
Its a 1500 with a 3:42 rear.

Anyone towing with a similar setup?
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Old 09-25-2015, 03:49 PM   #2
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I pulled mine with a 2009 1500 z71 crewcab. I do not know the numbers off an Avalanche but they look like a flasher 1500 to me... It pulled OK.
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Old 09-25-2015, 04:11 PM   #3
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That's a lot of trailer for the truck - little bit of Google-Fu says your max tow is 7100 or 7300 # (4x4 or 2wd) with the 3.42's...

Trailer max weight is 7725; specs say 5500 ish dry...

You'll be at the top end of what the truck's rated for, but should be fine; long as you pack and drive accordingly.
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You'll run out of payload waaaaaay before you run out of max tow.

Look on your tire loading sticker on the door jamb.
From that number subtract the hitch weight of the camper plus everything you carry in the avalanche including passengers, also subtract your receiver hitch and sway bars

I'll bet you've got real close to a zero number if not a negative and you have not even loaded the camper yet which will raise the uvw of the hitch weight.


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Old 09-25-2015, 04:53 PM   #5
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You'll run out of payload waaaaaay before you run out of max tow.

I'll bet you've got real close to a zero number if not a negative
I agree. Wrong travel trailer for that tow vehicle.

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I put down a deposit on that trailer today. I hope the truck holds up for a little while, I guess we will see. My wife is not going to be happy if I have to upgrade the truck
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I towed our surveyor with an Avalanche that had the 3;42 rear end it pulled fine just make sure it has the full tow package as many with the 3;42 did not, mine did not so I had to add transmission cooling capacity and a larger rad, worked fine.
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I towed our surveyor with an Avalanche that had the 3;42 rear end it pulled fine just make sure it has the full tow package as many with the 3;42 did not, mine did not so I had to add transmission cooling capacity and a larger rad, worked fine.
My avalanche come with a tow package included in the Z71 and LT options but I will be adding a large tranny cooler.
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Curious, why did you even pose the question if you were going to do it anyway?

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Curious, why did you even pose the question if you were going to do it anyway?

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X 2 I still would not advise the tow. Looking to cause tv problems mainly transmission. Later RJD
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