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FINDING THE RIGHT TRUCK

When it comes to trailering capability, we have a truck for every need. The chart below shows the maximum amount of weight each Chevy truck can confidently trailer, so you can find the right truck for your lifestyle.

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WORTH THE WEIGHT

Discover the Maximum Trailer Weight Rating needed to trailer
different types of cargo and see all Chevy trucks that fit the bill.
When determining the total weight of a trailer and cargo, include
the weight of additional passengers and optional equipment
(driver weight and base equipment are already included).

Actual weights of these items may vary.

MAX TRAILER WEIGHT RATING (LBS.)

SILVERADO 1500

MAX TRAILER WEIGHT RATING (LBS.)

SILVERADO 2500HD

MAX TRAILER WEIGHT RATING (LBS.)

SILVERADO 3500HD

MAX TRAILER WEIGHT RATING (LBS.)

TRAILERING BASICS

Whether it’s payload, torque, or transmission, finding the right pickup truck starts with understanding what you’re looking for. Here’s a list of common trailering terms you should know.

Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR)


Represents the maximum weight of both your loaded vehicle (Chevy truck or SUV) and your loaded trailer combined.

Axle Ratio


The relationship between driveshaft revolutions per minute and the rear axle’s revolutions per minute. The most powerful and efficient ratio for each individual is determined by the frequency and the usual weight being hauled.

Curb Weight



The weight of an empty vehicle, without payload or driver, with standard equipment, fuel, coolant and oil. It is also known as the vehicle weight.

Gross Trailer Weight


The weight of a loaded trailer.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)


The actual weight of the entire Chevy truck or SUV and its contents, including fuel and occupants.

Trailer Tongue Weight


The amount of weight put on the trailer tongue to keep it balanced for a safer driving experience.

  • 1 2 Towing capability is capped at 5,000 lbs. for Colorado ZR2, regardless of engine.
  • 2 1 Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
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Destination Freight Charges

To allow you to do an accurate price comparison with prices featured on other Internet sites, GM provides Internet pricing both with and without the Destination Freight Charge (see prices including Destination Freight Charge below). To get full pricing details, go to our Build Your Own section.