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Old 01-31-2012, 03:43 AM
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Default Cadillac Escalade for pulling a 15000 lb load, (short haul)

My truck was not available and I needed to move a 38 Fountain 10 miles or so this weekend. So, I used my wifes ESV instead. It did ok for a short haul, had plenty of power but the suspension or brakes were a bit over-extended. I didn't travel over 40 mph and was very cautious.

My wife wasn't very excited about it when the trailer was lowered on the hitch.
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That 6.2 should be plenty of power. if you had some self leveling airbags on the rear it probably would have been a walk in the park. (assuming its 4x4) That ESV has enough weight and a long enough wheelbase to make it a safe tow.
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haha. I saw an Escalade towing a 36 YF on the Turnpike once and it had the ass end pinned to the ground just like that. I thought all Escalades had air bags? Maybe too much for the bags too?
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Subscribed - this ought to be fun!!! BTW - I tow my scarab with a Suburban and I know it is back there - you must have been white knuckling it a little.
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, at least this has pics.
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Any idea what the tongue weight is on that load? Just curious.
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Yeah, I have an extended 2008 Yukon Denali and my 26 Intrepid makes the rear sag a bit. I want to get some Firestone air bags to help level.
Your wife must have thought the Escalade would never be the same after that!
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Curious about the airbags as well, if they can't hold up the rear would it do any damage to them? My deck boat is about 6000 lbs (far cry from the fountain, I know), and though the milage sucks, the wife's short wheelbase Denali pulls it great. Would like to know the tongue weight as well.
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The tongue weight is likely over 2000 lbs bc that trailer has the axles further back to accomodate my quad verado boat.

The escalade has airbags, but they were not able to level the load. I am pretty sure this didn't damge them. Everything drove normal when it was disconnected from the trailer.
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Chris,

My issue is just trying to figure out how I can make a living in OB so I can live over there! I hate how nice it even looks in February.

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My issue is just trying to figure out how I can make a living in OB so I can live over there!

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That's easy, just open up a shop to do suspension repairs........
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That 6.2 should be plenty of power. if you had some self leveling airbags on the rear it probably would have been a walk in the park. (assuming its 4x4) That ESV has enough weight and a long enough wheelbase to make it a safe tow.
He could've done it with a Rav4 no problem.
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He could've done it with a Rav4 no problem.
could have the pulled the caddy and the boat
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My truck was not available and I needed to move a 38 Fountain 10 miles or so this weekend. So, I used my wifes ESV instead. It did ok for a short haul, had plenty of power but not a strong enough suspension or brakes. I didn't travel over 40 mph and was very cautious.

My wife wasn't very excited about it when the trailer was lowered on the hitch.

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I have a 2005 yukon Denali and believe the towing capacity is around 8500 lbs. I just bought a 2008 28' Southport which is stated to weigh around 5800 pounds dry. I know the beam is way to wide to legally tow however do you guys think I could get away with this along with the trailer weight or would I ruin the SUV? I've never towed the boat or really plan on it just curious if the event ever presented itself.
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My truck was not available and I needed to move a 38 Fountain 10 miles or so this weekend.
To move "a" 38 Fountain suggests the boat wasn't yours?

What was so damn important to move the boat that minute?

NOt your boat and transporting it illegally down a public roadway sure does make you a dumbass in my books.....unless there is a damn good reason why you would do something so stupid!?
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To move "a" 38 Fountain suggests the boat wasn't yours?

What was so damn important to move the boat that minute?

NOt your boat and transporting it illegally down a public roadway sure does make you a dumbass in my books.....unless there is a damn good reason why you would do something so stupid!?

Jeez, give the guy a break! Propbender said he went slow and was cautious. I'm sure he knew this wasn't the ideal situation but I'm guessing there was a reason it had to be done then.
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Looks like one of those ideas Jim Beam might have suggested.
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To move "a" 38 Fountain suggests the boat wasn't yours?

What was so damn important to move the boat that minute?

NOt your boat and transporting it illegally down a public roadway sure does make you a dumbass in my books.....unless there is a damn good reason why you would do something so stupid!?
You live in Scotland why the hell do you care what he did in Alabama? Wasn't that big of a deal and it is his boat he has it for sale.
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