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Towing with a V6

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 2High4U, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. 2High4U

    2High4U 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 99 Silverado 4.3 Vortech V6 is it possible for me to tow my blazer 3000 miles without screwing it up? If I can what way should i go about doing it a dolly etc..
     
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    I think that a trailer would be a better option. I have towed two different K-5's with my S-10 Blazer. The one i towed with a dolly was a pia i used up about 10 gallons of gas for a 100 mile trip. The next time i towed one i used a 20 ft car trailer with trailer brakes and sway bars. That time i towed the K-5 about 400 miles with no problem at all and even got 16 miles to the gallon. Just make sure you have a large tranny cooler and keep it out of overdrive
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    in drive not over drive and it will be a dooggg no power.
     
  4. HarryH3

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    You will definitely want trailer brakes. I've had to do a panic stop in my S-10 while towing a trailer made from a mini-truck, carrying just a 14 bolt and a 10 bolt axle. It took WAY longer than usual to get it stopped. Towing a K5 you're talking about nearly 6,000 lbs. that will be pushing you along. That could get major league scary... :eek1:
     

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