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Millertlc

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Towing with 2019 Yukon XL SLT
« on: March 25, 2020, 10:09:24 AM »
I have recently purchased a 4WD 2019 Yukon XL SLT.  Everything that I've researched has the maximum tow capacity around 6000#.  My travel trailer dry weight is 7500#.  My Yukon has the tow package and the hitch is stamped with a max tow of 10,000#.  I would really love to tow my camper with the Yukon, but I definitely don't want to damage my vehicle.  Can anyone please add some knowledge to this?

1blue78

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Re: Towing with 2019 Yukon XL SLT
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2020, 10:29:22 AM »
I think you have it about right - 6000# max.  A trailer with a dry weight of 7500# will probably put you in the 9000# + range and be way to much for your Yukon. 
2020 25Y Arctic Fox
2017 GMC 3500 SRW CC SLT L5P

SpencerPJ

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Re: Towing with 2019 Yukon XL SLT
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 11:59:10 AM »
I owned a YukonXL, SLT prior to buying a F150.  I can positively tell you, that YukonXL will not come close to pulling your trailer, and 6000# is about correct for max weight.  The hitch my be able to handle 10k, but the truck can't.  I'm not sure I would attempt your trailer with my well optiond F150, you are real close to F250 territory.  The wind force adds a bunch of resistance. 
2020 F150 Lariat, Max Tow, 3.5 Eco
2012 Puma 21BH TT
Paul & Julie


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Millertlc

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Re: Towing with 2019 Yukon XL SLT
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 05:02:16 PM »
i'm afraid that I regrettably have to agree.  Thanks for your input.

steveblonde

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Re: Towing with 2019 Yukon XL SLT
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 07:42:50 PM »
Loved my Yukon my wife loved it more, but it struggled with a 4500lb boat. Sorry to burst bubbles, the  Yukons are great vehicles but not for towing unless you step up to a 2500. I traded in the Yukon on a new 3500 truck and kept the 1500 6.2l 1500 i had for towing the boat.
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SpencerPJ

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Re: Towing with 2019 Yukon XL SLT
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 08:10:02 AM »
Loved my Yukon my wife loved it more, but it struggled with a 4500lb boat. Sorry to burst bubbles, the  Yukons are great vehicles but not for towing unless you step up to a 2500. I traded in the Yukon on a new 3500 truck and kept the 1500 6.2l 1500 i had for towing the boat.

Yup, I search high and low for a newer YukonXL that met my minimal towing needs.  I probably could have gotten by with one.  Don't get me wrong, I really like my new F150, but that YukonXL was better than a cadi, sure would like to have bought a new Denali, 6.2, 2500, with 1700 payload. 
2020 F150 Lariat, Max Tow, 3.5 Eco
2012 Puma 21BH TT
Paul & Julie


"Never argue with stupid people. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience" - Mark Twain