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bigbadjon_LSV
07-18-2008, 04:57 PM
Does anybody out there tow an LSV with a Trailblazer (4.2L I6 with 3.73 rear end - 5700lb towing capacity)? I have pulled the boat in and out of the water several times with no issues, but the ramp I use is only about 10 houses away. This weekend I am towing my LSV to my dealer for the 20 hour service, and I have one pretty big hill to climb that I am nervous about. After that I only have to drive about 5 miles to the dealer. Thanks in advance for any advice.

Roachman
07-18-2008, 05:02 PM
You will be fine. I towed my boat for 3 years with a Montero Sport and then an FJ and know a Nissan Frontier. i have never had any problems with a v6.

moombadaze
07-18-2008, 05:03 PM
leave tranny in d and take it slow and easy-brakes on the trailer will help with stopping, just dont be in a rush. if it were a longer trip i would say get a 1/2 ton truck or full size suv

bigbadjon_LSV
07-18-2008, 07:21 PM
Thanks for the encouragement. I was pretty sure I would be OK, but I thought I should ask the experts. Thanks again.

kaneboats
07-18-2008, 10:26 PM
I have that engine in my other truck (Isuzu Ascender). It tows like crazy. Just don't let anything get too hot and you'll be fine.

zabooda
07-18-2008, 10:55 PM
Make sure you have a tranny cooler or it will be toast. I have a 2002 Blazer, 4.3L V6 with 40,000 and a rebuilt tranny. I pulled a mile each way and occasionally a 15 mile trip each way using 3rd gear as suggested. The tranny place has a display on the wall of the crappy parts used in them and I replaced those parts with heavy duty ones and added a cooler which set me back a total of $2,500. Other than that it does well. Hopefully, the trailblazer has better parts.

Sled491
07-19-2008, 11:55 PM
For that short trip, like was said earlier, just take your time and don't use OD especially for the hill. And if it were me, I start speeding up about 1/2 mile befroe the hill, just to give you a fighting chance!

OldeBoy
07-20-2008, 01:24 AM
Tippy Lake? What is your route? I am about 5 miles away. If you are driving to Bell's you shouldn't have any problem.