- Jan 6, 2023
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Good to hear! I am trying to figure out if a 21-23 Suburban 3.0 with Max Trailering & Air Suspension can handle our travel trailer, 5,810lbs dry, with a family of six & two dogs. The current tow rig is a 2018 Lexus LX570 (tow capacity: 7,000 lbs.) with Active Height Control. With some towing experience behind my back, I feel very safe and comfortable towing our travel trailer up and down the California Coast. The LX570 lacks leg and cargo room and I hope that the Suburban 3.0 can handle our family's needs. I can get a six-seater truck, but prefer the passenger comfort the Suburban provides. @ItIsWhatItIs Does the 3.0 with 10-speed do a good job towing? Was there a need to use the manual shift buttons to change gears for whatever reason? Thanks~We have a 22 Tahoe 3.0 with Max Trailering and air suspension. Travel Trailer is a lighter, 4,900lbs dry, unit but with a family of five gets loaded pretty well. Never weighed it to see but my guess is after bikes and everything probably close to 6k. Oh and it’s 31’ ball to bumper. I had plenty of trailering experience before this and I’m the previous tow vehicle was a 2020 Ram EcoDiesel. In my opinion the Tahoe is better than the Ram I every way for towing so far. The air ride smoothed everything out for a more planted and controlled feel (and yes it auto levels itself once you drop the trailer on). The transmission is far superior to the Ram and never seems to be guessing what gear to be in.
But in regards to whether or not it will safely handle that specific trailer has a lot to do with the driver and how driven. Sure the Tahoe can handle but how comfortable are you on long trips. Our longest trip to date in the Tahoe is 250ish miles each way at 70-75mph through northern Arizona which isn’t the easiest terrain and my wife, who gets very anxious when we tow, had no issues.
Oh and last point, the short length may not be the best for towing however what a turning radius! I’ve gotten into and out of spots I never would have considered in the Ram. HOWEVER, watch out for jack knifing, I’ve had 2 close calls forgetting how tight to Tahoe can pivot.