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« on: February 19, 2007, 08:21:16 PM »

I'm still in the "Get rid of the towed" mode, and have settled on a Yukon, or Tahoe.  Since I already own a couple of suburbans, I'm wondering if that's not good enough.  I've got the thing sitting out on the side of the road, but no takers yet.

The question is, does anyone know the difference in curb (empty) weight between a tahoe and a suburban, say a 1997-99 model?  Why not just use one of the suburans - even though it doesn't match?  I'm guessing it's around 500 pounds.  I took the suburban in question to a scale, and it came out at 5800 empty.  It probably wouldn't make a lot of difference between that and a tahoe.

Thanks for any information.....g

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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007, 08:40:17 PM »

Here is the current lineup - somethings got to give.  We only have three drivers.
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2007, 08:49:57 PM »

I have both a Tahoe and a Suburban. The weight difference is about 500 pounds. Although I towed the Tahoe many thousand miles I would not hesitate in towing the Suburban. I liked the Tahoe because it was 4WD.
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2007, 10:08:34 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2007, 12:52:24 AM »

That's what I thought.  Thanks for the info...

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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2007, 08:04:26 AM »

Personally-would tow whatever is the smallest and lightest.  Why pay for the extra weight?  And yes it does make a difference in fuel mileage, hill climbing, stopping, etc. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2007, 09:53:59 AM »

Here is the current lineup - somethings got to give.  We only have three drivers.

Given the choices for the towed, I'd probably lean towards either the Mercedes or Lincoln, unless you needed the carrying capacity/capability of the 'hoe or 'burb. I wouldn't tow the Sebring because it's a rag-top, and I wouldn't be thrilled about having to spend lot of time trying to clean road grime off the top once I had arrived at my destination. If you go with the Mercedes, you'll probably save about 1000 lbs of towed weight, maybe more.

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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2007, 10:23:37 AM »

If everyone would loan you some tow bars you could tow all of them.  That would be something to see.

Good luck Glen.
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2007, 10:41:07 AM »

I really do not think that 500 pounds is going to make any appreciable difference in your fuel mileage and it would be so slight that if you worry about that, maybe you should not even be driving the coach at all.
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