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Posted: 06/14/12 07:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

does anyone know what an 04 3/4 ton burban pull? thinking of buying one to pull my 34' aprox 8000lbs dry. any thoughts?

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http://www.trailerlife.com/trailer-towing-guides/


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Posted: 06/14/12 08:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It sure would tow it empty but what matters is the weight when it's loaded. Probably OK then too (estimating around 10,000 or 10,500).


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My 04 with 8.1 liter and 3.73 gears is rated 10,500lb I believe.

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Which engine and gears? I am running with the 8.1 and 4.10 which is rated for 12,000. Loaded I am at 8000 and it does fine. As a side note This rig has 1' less wheelbase than most trucks and 2' less than a long truck.

Here is an article which gives some information that may be helpful.

http://www.onlinetowingguide.com/tests/2004ChevroletSuburban2500.html

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Posted: 06/18/12 07:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

6.0L is something like 8k/10k with 3.73/4.10 axle ratio and 8.1L is 10k/12k for 01-06 3/4 ton Burbs. Find one with the 8.1L and you'll be happy, happier with the 4.10 axle. Budget some $ for a replacement receiver as they were poor when new, let alone 8 years old.


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I have an 04 2500 Suburban with the 8.1l and 4.10 rear end. It is rated to tow 1200lbs. With the truck fully loaded with people and gear it is more like 10600lbs....still not too shabby. We tow a Cougar 31SQB which is near 36' and a FLW of 9000lbs. We have only towed it through the hills of southern Ohio with this new trailer so far, but honestly tows great. Power is of no concern on the highway. We can run in OD up most light to moderate grades. With a long trailer, your concern would be more with trailer sway that power or ride quality. A properly setup WDH with proper sway control makes all of the difference in the world. We will be making a few trips this year to the Smoky Mountains and the Florida Keys this year so I will be able to update more soon. As far as a tow vehicle goes, if you have a large family and need the room, you cannot get much better than a 2500 Suburban or Excursion.

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