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Old 05-17-2018, 12:27 PM   #1
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Anyone tow with Buick Enclave or GMC Acadia?

Just curious how it tows you trailer?
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:29 PM   #2
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Just curious how it tows you trailer?
I checked about a year ago,on the Acadia, it had to have the towing package & was still only rated to tow around 5000 lbs if I recall correctly.
Funny thing is my neighbor has a Ford Escape with a factory 1 1/2 - 2" receiver mounted on it???? Maybe it has the all powerful 2.7 EgoBoost & able to haul a 30' TT.
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:33 PM   #3
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This is a canned response but very true. Midsize SUV's are meant for popup trailers and Scamps. Anything traditional like a full frontal 11' tall, 8' wide coach has so much surface area to battle against that a relatively light unibody platform isn't an ideal or safe choice. It almost always works out that a mid-sized SUV owner will upgrade to a more significant TV after a short time towing with it.
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:26 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses
I was just curious if anyone had any real experiences with them.

I know the curb weight and power is more than the 2001 Pickup we tow with today and it does fine.
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:40 PM   #5
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I think the Achilles heel with the Buick is the wheelbase. Had an '05 Explorer 4.6 V8 factory tow package. Towed a 14' TT max loaded to about 4000#. No problem on a straight dry road. When I encountered 18 wheelers, wind, hills, curves, etc. I really had a handful. Good thing we had the big Ford and 5er. That was the last time for the Explorer as a TV. Both that and the TT were sold shortly after. Great grocery getter.
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:31 PM   #6
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I tow with a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, the same vehicle as the GMC. Depending on the year, the Buick has a lower tow rating than the Chevy/GMC because it doesn't have a transmission cooler. I have the factory tow package and it's rated at 5200 pounds. I have towed a Bullet 1800RB with a dry weight of 3400 all over the country. No problems.
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:11 PM   #7
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Interesting

Thanks for the insights.
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