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Old 07-27-2004, 08:26 PM
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never towed the playboy or other boat.. i just rack it!

question... what is the min required to tow it... 9500# plus trip axle trailer

could a hummer H2 pull it off.. probably not

then i need just atow vehicle... i wont drive it otherwise... maybe for some work stuff on the side but that would be it dont want to spen to much
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Used 2500 Avalanches are not that expensive. They are rated to tow 12,500 lbs with 4.10 gears. You can probably pick one up for less around $20K if you search a bit.
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Make sure it's four wheel drive. First time you try to pull it out of a slippery ramp, you'll know why you got a 4X4.

Go at least a "2500" series truck. A half ton would tow it, but it would be hard on the truck, also be sure the truck is rated to tow the weight you are hauling, otherwise more than likely your insurance won't be valid. Pay PARTICULAR attention to this issue.
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Buy a used dually 4x4. you can find one for under 10k in good shape. if you have unlimited pockets, buy new.

9500 + trailer is a lot of weight. i wouldnt do it with less than a 1 ton. its better to have MORE capacity than you need.
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Yes 2500 or bigger, if you use the H2 it's just going to be a big mess. And I would want a diesel.
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If you're looking for new, take a peek at the 2500HD Silverado, Duramax Diesel, Allison Transmission. The 2004 closeouts include nearly $6k in rebates, plus whatever you have to put down along with some nice finance options. Dealers are unloading to prepare for 2005 models which are on the way. Tow rating is 12,000, good on fuel mileage, running $1.69 per gallon.

Anything less and you're probably exceeding the limits of the vehicle. Hummer won't do it.
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hey dreamer, you need at least a 1 ton. i have a cafe racer and a 250 just does not cut it. if you really want to do it right get a diesel dually 4x4 f-350 or something in its class. by the way, love your rig post some pics of the dash and interior. dave
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avalanche and h2 are on the same platform isnt there a H2 tow package?

i guess not or youd see more prob just get a dually for under 10k when i start looking
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Forgot to mention, the 2500HD has a slightly higher towing capacity than the Silverado 3500 SRW package. If you go 3500, go dually with the Duramax/Ally combo. That's if you're looking for something new.
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so lets see some pics of that pig....
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