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Old 06-24-2018, 11:08 AM
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anyone pull long distance with Yukon Denali

I have a 2011 Yukon Denali (not xl) - specs say towing capacity of 8100. Looking to pull my x10 and occasionally a 23 foot snowmobile enclosed trailer several hundred miles each way. Total payload will be less than 5200lbs. Anyone pulling with similar vehicle? Worried about sway as well with a shorter wheelbase then I am used to. Thanks
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Old 06-24-2018, 11:39 PM
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I have an 05 Denali with the 6.0 engine. I pull a 32' travel trailer 50 miles (each way) several times a year. Weighs close to 8000 lbs. No problems so far. I'm just careful not to make any sudden steering moves. When I'm towing my X2 (about 4200 lbs with trailer) I don't even know it's there!
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Old 06-26-2018, 12:41 PM
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You are GTG, especially with the new gen MC trailers which are largely bombproof.

I have a quasi similar Sierra 6.2L and have towed the X10 a good 4k miles on two trips, plus a ton of payload in the vehicle. Only addition was some airbags which helps level loads and a huge improvement in handling for such a simple mod.

Long distance tow tips thread: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=68699
Road trip thread: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=74653
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Old 07-01-2018, 02:09 PM
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If it doesn't sway in the first 5 miles it will be ok the the rest of the way.
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:58 PM
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It will not be a problem. We recently moved from Southerm IL to Knoxville and pulled our X10 with a 2015 Denali. As others have said, “good to go!”. Plan on a few more fuel stops though.
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