Searching for a Suburban Tow Vehicle

by Jason on March 23, 2011

Well, we’ve narrowed our search to a very specific vehicle.  In the unlikely event you have one of these you’d like to sell, please contact me at robillardj “at” gmail “dot” com.  If you happen to know anyone that has one or know someone that could locate one (car dealership owner or employee), that would work, too. :-)

Here’s what we need:

  • 2001-2004 Chevy Suburban 2500 (trim package doesn’t matter)
  • 8.1L engine
  • Less than 100,000 miles
  • 4.1 differential (look for RPO code “GT5″ on sticker in glovebox)
  • 4L85E transmission (RPO code Z82)
  • Factory tow package (RPO code UY7)

The specific needs are for safety reasons.  After calculating the weight of our likely trailer and gear, this will give us the most flexibility.  In the near future, I’ll share the process for calculating the weights (thanks to John Anderson, founder of the RV Safety and Education Foundation.)

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