March 2, 2007Does anyone know what the real towing capacity is for the 2006 Denali XL? The factory rating is 7900lbs. I am looking at a load of 10,000lbs.
March 3, 2007The GVWR is on the label on the driverĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s side door. What is GVWR?
The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is the combined weight of the vehicle fully loaded and the weight of the item you are pulling fully loaded. (All of this is in your ownerĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s manual)
Just because the vehicle can pull/move 10,000lbs doesn't mean it's suppose too.
The most important thing about towing is, can the vehicle stop! Exceeding the vehicles GVWR will only cause you frustration and problems, usually the rear-end or transmission will go out prematurely, or the brakes will over heat causing the rotors to warp. Or something worse like an accident because the vehicle cannot stop in time.
Here's a simple way to look at it, don't pull anything heaver than the vehicle your pulling with.
If your going to pull something be sure the vehicle youĂ˘â‚¬â„˘re pulling with is rated to pull the added weight, youĂ˘â‚¬â„˘ll be happier and safer.