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Old 01-21-2009, 02:57 PM   #1
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We're considering selling our Jeep and buying a 4 WD Chevy Avalanche to tow. I know it's rated for flat towing. I'm wondering if any of you gentlemen have towed an Avalanche? Any comments?
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:40 PM   #2
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Why tow a hog like that? Just curious.
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:00 PM   #3
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KIX: I tow the Colorado crew cab, 4X4, automatic trans. The truck tows great and when I'm not towing it I get good mileage about 21mpg around town. I picked the Colorado because it is about 1000lbs lighter than the Avalanche.

Good luck on you choice the Chevy dealers are ready to deal.
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The Avalanche will tow just like the Silverado-Sierra pick-ups ..which is easy to hook up & go.
I loved the Avalanche as a daily commuter when I had it... Good luck & enjoy it!

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I see a lot of the Avalanche model being towed.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:32 AM   #6
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Finhawk: Cause I want to.
Gary CA: I probably need to look at the colorado but I also have to be able to tow our boat sometimes too. And I like the 4 wheel disc brakes on the Avalanche.
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I tow the silverado and monaco mama said its like your avalance. I dont have any problems with mine
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Good answer KIX> I'd respond the same way
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:40 PM   #9
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KIX,

If I had my current MH when I had my Avalanche, it would be my toad. Unfortunately needed to downsize in order to get under 5000 lbs. Best vehicle I've ever owned.
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Several of these in River Bend Resort, LaBelle, Fl. -- some were using these to bring their motor-cycles with them to Florida - tailgate open

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Old 01-28-2009, 06:34 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the help. We couldn't find an Avalanche anywher near us in the price range we were looking for, and the color, and the year, and etc, etc........ So.........we bought a Grand Cherokee.
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Kix, Did Jeep finally make the Cherokee towable with 4 down? Last year when we were looking at Jeeps, we were told that only the Liberty was towable with 4 down and a stardard transmission. Otherwise we would need a dolly. Right now we have 2 options for what we want (Honda CRV and Saturn Vue) and the third would give us more leverage.
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Kix, Did Jeep finally make the Cherokee towable with 4 down? Last year when we were looking at Jeeps, we were told that only the Liberty was towable with 4 down and a standard transmission. Otherwise we would need a dolly. Right now we have 2 options for what we want (Honda CRV and Saturn Vue) and the third would give us more leverage.
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Did Jeep finally make the Cherokee towable with 4 down?
Not sure where you heard the GC was not towable, Jeanne, but 4WD drive versions are towable 4-down without mods and always have been. Ditto for the Liberty and nearly all other Jeeps with 4WD. The Grand Cherokee is a very popular toad.

If you really want to have a standard transmission toad, the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot with standard trannys are towable 4-down.

You might take a look at the Motorhome Magazine Dinght Towing Guide
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4WD drive versions are towable 4-down without mods and always have been
09 has a footnote specifying an engine and transfer case which would indicate some may not be towable without modification. If memory serves me correctly, I think this applied to some earlier model years also. Not sure what year this started.
I'd double check the owner's manual and not rely on the salesman.
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RV Roamer has it correct. the only thing I can add is that the 2 WD drive Cherokee is NOT flat towable without modifications. Jeeps with Automatic transmissions (if you want an automatic) AND 4 wheel drive are able to be flat towed without mods. Ford 4 WD's cannot be flat towed but Chev. 4 WD can be flat towed.
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I must admit, we only talked to one salesman, due to his answer that it was not towable 4-down. And we were looking at automatic transmissions with 4WD. Now it makes me wonder just what else he 'didn't' know.
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the liberty, grand cherokee, wrangler and the commander are towable. I tow a 2001 cherokee
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Generally you are better of forgetting everything a truck or RV salesman says. I always ask for the brochure on the item and read for my self. In the case of a vehicle, I ahve ask to see the owners manual and read it for myself.

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