Chevrolet Avalanche

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by Sunrise, Aug 1, 2003.

  1. Sunrise

    Sunrise New Member


    I am new on that forum and my english is not perfect but I will try to explain.

    We are looking for a 9000 pounds RV.

    I was wondering if an Avalanche would give me the power I need for that.

    I saw the F-250 Diesel and the F-250 V-10 but I am very interested by the Avalanche.

  2. Mdh4u

    Mdh4u New Member

  3. Sunrise

    Sunrise New Member

    Chevrolet Avalanche

    Thanks a lot,

    I have been informed last Friday that the Avalanche is not good for a fifthwheel.

    I am now looking for a F-250 or F-350.

    Thanks for the links.
  4. hertig

    hertig Senior Member

    Chevrolet Avalanche

    No matter what the dealer tells you, a small gas engine will have trouble pulling a trailer up hills.

    Diesel engines do have some negative points, but for pulling, nothing beats one.

    The bigger gas engines can do an adequate job, like about 8 liter/454 ci. There is another thread in this section which seems to indicate that the V10 gas engine pulls pretty good.

    For 9000 pound trailer, a 1 ton pickup should be plenty (F-350). The chevy 2500HD may be fine too. As I understand it, the standard F-250 won't pull as much as the 2500HD, so that model would require careful analysis to see if it can handle that much trailer.

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