TRAILERING AND TOWING

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You know you want to tow. And we know there’s a Chevy truck or SUV that  can get the job done. Keep reading to find the vehicle capable of handling all your towing and trailering needs.

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Towing glossary

Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR)

Represents the maximum weight of both your loaded vehicle and your loaded trailer combined.

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 Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

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

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 vehicle is determined by the frequency and the usual weight being hauled.  

Trailer Tongue Weight

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

Gross Trailer Weight

The weight of a loaded trailer.

Fifth-Wheel and Gooseneck Hitches

These are designed for heavy trailering. Located in the bed of the truck, these hitches position the trailer’s kingpin weight over, or slightly in front of, the truck’s rear axle. Fifth-wheel and gooseneck hitches are most frequently used with travel trailers, horse trailers and other large trailers.

Trailer Weight Rating

This rating is determined by subtracting the tow vehicle’s weight (curb weight) from the Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). Base vehicle (curb) weight plus 150 lbs. each for the driver and a front passenger is used, so additional passengers, equipment and cargo weight reduce this rating.

Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR)

Represents the maximum weight of both your loaded vehicle and your loaded trailer combined.

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 Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

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

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 vehicle is determined by the frequency and the usual weight being hauled.

Trailer Tongue Weight

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

Gross Trailer Weight

The weight of a loaded trailer.

Fifth-Wheel and Gooseneck Hitches

These are designed for heavy trailering. Located in the bed of the truck, these hitches position the trailer’s kingpin weight over, or slightly in front of, the truck’s rear axle. Fifth-wheel and gooseneck hitches are most frequently used with travel trailers, horse trailers and other large trailers.

Trailer Weight Rating

This rating is determined by subtracting the tow vehicle’s weight (curb weight) from the Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). Base vehicle (curb) weight plus 150 lbs. each for the driver and a front passenger is used, so additional passengers, equipment and cargo weight reduce this rating.

Seeing is believing with up to 15 camera views

Silverado LTD and Silverado HD offer a Technology Package featuring cameras that provide up to 15 views to help make it easier to hitch a trailer and provide confidence while towing. Views enabled by these cameras are easily accessed by selecting the available Camera App on the touch-screen display.

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*The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles' destination freight charges.