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Terryallan

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Posted: 06/24/18 11:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thing is. When towing, or hauling heavy. Airing the tire to it's cold max WILL help reduce sway. That is all the information I need


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chrispitude wrote:

peely-chrome wheels.


LOL. I haven't laughed this hard while reading a forum in a long time.


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deltabravo wrote:

chrispitude wrote:

peely-chrome wheels.


LOL. I haven't laughed this hard while reading a forum in a long time.


Ya, I liked that one too!


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You are overthinking this by a lot. You have another problem staring you in the face, yet you don't even realize it.

Your GVWR is 1313 lbs more than the curb weight of that Yukon XL. Your estimated tongue weight is 750 lbs, leaving you 563 lbs. If you put 30 gallons in the fuel tank, you are now down another 240 lbs, leaving only 323 lbs for all passengers and gear.

Since you drive a Yukon XL and bought a bunkhouse trailer, I am assuming there are numerous kids involved? If you have 2 adults averaging 180 lbs in the front seats, that leaves -37 lbs
and we haven't even gotten into kids, snacks, their entertainment, luggage, etc.

You need a 3/4 ton SUV for this.

* This post was edited 07/01/18 10:18am by DRTDEVL *


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DRTDEVL wrote:

Your GVWR is 1313 lbs more than the curb weight of that Yukon XL. Your estimated tongue weight is 750 lbs, leaving you 563 lbs. If you put 30 gallons in the fuel tank, you are now down another 240 lbs, leaving only 323 lbs for all passengers and gear.
Curb weight includes fuel and all other fluids. Dry weight doesn't.

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mike-s wrote:

DRTDEVL wrote:

Your GVWR is 1313 lbs more than the curb weight of that Yukon XL. Your estimated tongue weight is 750 lbs, leaving you 563 lbs. If you put 30 gallons in the fuel tank, you are now down another 240 lbs, leaving only 323 lbs for all passengers and gear.
Curb weight includes fuel and all other fluids. Dry weight doesn't.


OK, so add 240 lbs back, and you're at 203 lbs capacity remaining for the kids and all the cargo. Being that he bought a triple bunkhouse and has a Yukon XL, I would venture to guess there are more than 2 kids coming along. Three kids averaging 68 lbs would put him over GVWR, without adding a single bag of pretzels or a couple sodas. The issue didn't change a bit, that' not enough truck to legally and safely pull that trailer when it's outfitted for camping and there is anyone else on board with him. He either needs a bigger ride, or the family needs to follow him in another vehicle.

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Not sure if the OPs orig post was serious or tongue in cheek, but either way, his rims will take 50psi no problem.


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DRTDEVL wrote:

You are overthinking this by a lot. You have another problem staring you in the face, yet you don't even realize it.

Your GVWR is 1313 lbs more than the curb weight of that Yukon XL. Your estimated tongue weight is 750 lbs, leaving you 563 lbs. If you put 30 gallons in the fuel tank, you are now down another 240 lbs, leaving only 323 lbs for all passengers and gear.


Yes, I don't like how close this is either.

It's two adults (400lbs), two kids (100lbs), two dogs (100lbs). We tow with the third-row bench removed, which is a heavy SOB, to reduce weight for this reason. So our 600lbs family minus the bench seat weight credit must be less than 563lbs. If that's true, it's just barely. We keep the trailer cargo as close as possible to the trailer axles, both to minimize angular momentum and the contribution to tongue weight.

I'm hoping my tongue weight is less than 750lbs, but only a trip to the scales will tell the full story.

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If your that close I think I'd change rims and tires to E rated.

Won't help with vehicle and suspension but might make a scary situation or blowout never happen.


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I agree that your should read the tire sidewall.

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