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Old 01-22-2010, 03:43 PM
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Awesome looking setup....is that an x-15?
i do have the air suspension.

thanks for the compliment. it's a x2.
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:11 PM
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We own a Yukon XL 5.7 L and have towed over 20,000 miles (ProStar 205). Throughout the midwest not a problem. Towing through the Appalachian's several years ago was no picnic so the 6.2 L would be my choice for a cross country run.
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:34 PM
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I would say Yukon XL Denali/Escalade ESV or Sequoia. Don't know much about GL's from a towing standpoint but I would guess the GM's and Toyota would be better. If you decide you want the Escalade definitely get the ESV for the longer wheelbase, it is much better for towing stability.

I owned a Yukon XL Denali with the 6.2L and six speed and it was fantastic. Got great gas mileage given the power and performance and towed my 45 very well. I think the new GM large SUV's drive and ride extremely well and have great drive trains. I easy got over 18 mpg cruising the freeway at 75 mph +, tough to beat that and have the most HP and TQ.
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:40 PM
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The 6.2 is standard on the denali this year, and the same HP (400+) as the Caddy, and rated at 20mpg highway (it now has active fuel management/shuts off 4 cylinders, good for 1mpg). Better than any other big SUV out there, and it is the biggest, no real compromise, except for the rear seat, non fold flat issue.
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:42 PM
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+1 for the GM SUVs. 02 Yukon 198k miles, DD, and can't complain one bit, especially with the air suspension! Soon to be retired late summer for a new one though... am also looking at the 'yotas myself as well tho...
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:53 PM
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Tahoe does a great job, I think about how nice it would be to have a 2500 silverado or something but the Tahoe is good beacuse it can still be a daily driver in the city. Gets the worste gas mileage I have ever seen but oh well. can't tow with a prius!
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:11 PM
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Wow, another awesome rig....I'm not normally a white truck guy, but it looks awesome with the white on the X2, awesome colors on the boat.

How much does the X2, tandom trailer, and extras weigh? About 5k?

I love the look of the Tahoe and it would be my first choice, but I decided if I'm going big, I might as well go BIG, an am leaning towards the XL Yukon (Suburban too, just like the Denali package). Doesn't seem to be much loss in going with the XL versions of these, except for the parking issue.

Also the less I have to fold/tumble the back row, the better. Having that extra space back there will be used.
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:17 PM
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Wow, another awesome rig....I'm not normally a white truck guy, but it looks awesome with the white on the X2, awesome colors on the boat.

How much does the X2, tandom trailer, and extras weigh? About 5k?

I love the look of the Tahoe and it would be my first choice, but I decided if I'm going big, I might as well go BIG, an am leaning towards the XL Yukon (Suburban too, just like the Denali package). Doesn't seem to be much loss in going with the XL versions of these, except for the parking issue.

Also the less I have to fold/tumble the back row, the better. Having that extra space back there will be used.
5K is about right with gear. i liked my tahoe but i am just more of a toyota guy.

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Old 01-22-2010, 05:21 PM
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The X2 weighs in at 3500 then add your gear and fuel. I would assume you wouldn't get more than a thousand pounds. So maye 4500ish. The Tahoe does fine, You can feel it but not enough to move you around.
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:24 PM
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My Tahoe has 3:42 Gears and a 6-Speed Transmission - Pulls my X-1 with no problems.

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