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Old 01-04-2005, 01:53 PM
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We got a thread didicated to our boats and garages, let's start one on our Tow Vehicles...

Seems like I saw a Hummer® in here once around the garage thread.



here's mine: 1993 K-2500 Suburban
nothing fancy, HD 3/4 ton, 350, 4L80E, 4.11 positrac


it could pull an elephant's teeth out through it's butt!!!!

the reason it's not fancy??? = it's paid for

got a later model K-1500 Suburban for the family rig.

when we go to the lake, it's a toss up for which one pulls the 30' travel trailer
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Old 01-04-2005, 02:44 PM
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Is there a difference between the new H2s and a Suburban? I thought they were basically the same car underneath the shell? I've got an 01 Expedition that gets the job done. But those Suburbans can tow the snot out of pretty much anything.
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Old 01-04-2005, 02:48 PM
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The H2 is not nearly as long as a Suburban. Maybe more like a Yukon or Tahoe (non-XL).
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Old 01-04-2005, 03:30 PM
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It's apparently based on a Suburban 1500/2500 frame, but modified.

http://www.truckworld.com/Sport-Util...iew/02-H2.html
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Old 01-04-2005, 04:23 PM
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2001 Ford F-250 Superduty 4WD, Super Cab, Lariat, Diesel. White. Only tow vehicle I have ever owned where you literally cannot feel the boat behind it - even on steep grades. It's got torque to spare and 14 MPG cruising at 75.
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Old 01-04-2005, 05:49 PM
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It's apparently based on a Suburban 1500/2500 frame, but modified.

http://www.truckworld.com/Sport-Util...iew/02-H2.html
this seem odd...
Towing capacity: 7,000 lbs. (4WD 1500 Suburban: 8,600)
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this seem odd...
Towing capacity: 7,000 lbs. (4WD 1500 Suburban: 8,600)
Doesn't seem odd to me. Suburbans rock (and I own a Ford). Sorry for the generalization, and I'm sure there are plenty of exceptions out there, but it seems that a lot of H2s (at least the ones around here), have never, and never will, see offroad. The original Hum-Vees were amazing, but the new ones seem to be used more for billboards for the local fitness center than anything else. I'd take my old Jeep GW over an H2. It just had more character. Must've been the wood paneling.

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Geez, I really feel out of date with the '87 Suburban and '97 Blazer..

http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/s...cat=507&page=2

But Doug, I agree with you. The Suburban is a great tow vehicle.. This one's been up to the top of Dunraven Pass (9,000 ft above Sea Level) in 90 degree heat, pulling that trailer fully loaded with 3 weeks' supplies and the temp gauge never left dead centre.
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FYI on H2 towing abilities. They are not the best. The 35" tires kill them. Besided skiing I like to snowmobile. Heading to Canada on a trip and one of the vehicles was a H2. He was pulling the same trailer as me 20' enclosed with 4 snowmobiles. He got real bad gas mileage and had a hard time pulling the weight. I guess the trailer to be 4500-5000 pounds. I was pulling with GMC 2500HD Crewcab we both have the same engine and the same axle ratio with 265 tires. I had zero problems did not even notice it back there.

All depends on what you towing and how often
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