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  1. #1
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    Question Towing LSV with Chevy Trailblazer

    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.
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    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.

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    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
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    Thanks for the encouragement. I was pretty sure I would be OK, but I thought I should ask the experts. Thanks again.
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    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.
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    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.
    Last edited by zabooda; 07-19-2008 at 01:56 AM.

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    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!

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    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.

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