chevy truck towing capacity

TRAILERING AND YOU

Your Chevy truck provides a variety of standard and optional features that make it the idea vehicle for any trailering task. Whether you’re going on a camping trip with a fifth-wheel, heading to the lake for a weekend of fishing on your boat, or you’re taking the horses to the track, your truck needs the right combination of features for the task. There are a number of considerations to keep in mind beyond the engine size of your truck: type of trailer hitch, transmission, two-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive, rear axle ratio as well as weight ratings. The team at Dyer Chevrolet Lake Wales is here to help you understand how to make trailering with your Chevy truck as easy as possible.

One of the most important factors in successful trailering is making sure that you don’t exceed the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of your vehicle. The GCWR is the maximum weight of your truck and trailer and all of their contents. This includes food, water, camping gear, fishing poles, horses, boats, etc. Another top consideration is the type of hitch. The type of hitch that you use should be determined by what you’re towing. Using the wrong hitch can cause damage to both your truck and what you’re trailering.

Depending on the bed size, engine, and drivetrain, your truck has a variety of trailering capabilities:

CHEVY COLORADO TOWING CAPACITY

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder engine can tow up to 3,500 lbs / Gross Combined Weight Rating of 8,500 lbs
  • 3.6L V6 engine can tow up to 7,000 lbs / Gross Combined Weight Rating of 12,000 lbs
  • 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel 4-cylinder engine can tow up to 7,700 lbs / Gross Combined Weight Rating of 12,700 lbs

CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 TOWING CAPACITY

  • 2.7L Turbo 4-cylinder engine can tow up to 7,000 lbs / Gross Combined Weight Rating of 12,000 lbs
  • 4.3L V6 engine can tow up to 7,900 lbs / Gross Combined Weight Rating of 12,800 lbs
  • 5.3L V8 engine can tow up to 11,600 lbs / Gross Combined Weight Rating of 15,800 lbs
  • 6.2L V8 engine can tow up to 12,200 lbs / Gross Combined Weight Rating of 17,800 lbs

CHEVY SILVERADO 2500HD TOWING CAPACITY

  • Vortec® 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI engine can tow up to 14,400 lbs / Gross Combined Weight Rating of 21,100 lbs

CHEVY SILVERADO 3500HD TOWING CAPACITY

  • Vortec® 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI engine can tow up to 14,400 lbs / Gross Combined Weight Rating of 21,100 lbs
  • Vortec® 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI engine can tow up to 14,400 lbs / Gross Combined Weight Rating of 21,100 lbs

 

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