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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Towing Capacity

How much can a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD pull? Compare 37 trim levels.

What will it tow?

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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Trims
Towing capacity by engine

Choose a towing vehicle wisely. Make sure the engine has enough power, the gearbox is capable of withstanding heavy loads, and the axle ratio is optimal for hauling.

  • 6.6L V-8, 3.73 axle ratio, 401 hp, 464 lb/ft - 14,000 lbs

Work Truck 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 141.6 in. WB SRW

Maximum Towing Capacity - 14000 lb

The maximum weight that Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is allowed to tow. The maximum trailer weights listed are only applicable for altitudes up to 3280 ft (1,000 m) above sea level. With increasing altitude the engine power and therefore the car's climbing ability are impaired because of the reduced air density, so the maximum trailer weight has to be reduced accordingly. The weight of the car and trailer must be reduced by 10% for every further 3280 ft (1,000 m) (or part thereof).

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - 10750 lb

This is the maximum amount of weight Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is rated to carry (engine, chassis, fluids, passengers, cargo, load - everything). It is often determined by the manufacturer and is indicated in the owner's manual or on the inside of the drive's door panel.

Curb Weight - 6231 lb

This is how much Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD weighs sitting on the curb with no driver, passengers, no cargo and no load with all standard options.

Payload Capacity - 4519 lb

Payload is considered all the extra stuff you put inside your vehicle, whether it be passengers or a pile of rocks, that weight is all considered payload. You can increase it by:

  1. Upgrading the Rear Springs.
  2. Adding Coil-Over Shock Absorbers.
  3. Installing a Longer Truck Bed.
  4. Attaching a Trailer.
  5. Adding Bed Racks.

Horsepower - 401 hp
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It is the same for all trims.

The higher the power of your engine, the more weight your car can pull.

Torque - 464 Lb-Ft
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It is the same for all trims.

High torque is essential for towing because it allows you to pull the trailer at a lower RPM, reducing the strain on the engine.

Axle Ratio - 3.73
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It is the same for all trims.

The higher the axle ratio, the more power your vehicle produces, and as a result, the more weight this car can tow.

Drive Type - rear-wheel

All-wheel or rear-wheel drive vehicles are best suited for towing, while front-wheel drive vehicles can haul much less weight.

Transmission - 6-spd auto w/OD
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It is the same for all trims.

Do not overload your vehicle while towing, as this can cause the transmission to overheat and fail. If your transmission has "Towing mode" - be sure to turn it on.

Turbocharger - intercooled turbo
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It is the same for all trims.

Turbocharged engines produce more power, so if you need a vehicle for towing, choose the one equipped with a turbo.

Wheelbase - 141.6

The longer your vehicle's wheelbase, the less likely the trailer you tow will push down on the rear axle and lift the front end.

Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a front axle of your Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD.

Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a rear axle of your Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD.

Work Truck 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 141.6 in. WB DRW

Work Truck 4x2 Double Cab 8 ft. box 162.5 in. WB SRW

Work Truck 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 141.6 in. WB SRW

Work Truck 4x2 Double Cab 8 ft. box 162.5 in. WB DRW

Work Truck 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 141.6 in. WB DRW

Work Truck 4x2 Crew Cab 6.75 ft. box 158.9 in. WB SRW

Work Truck 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 172 in. WB SRW

Work Truck 4x4 Double Cab 8 ft. box 162.5 in. WB SRW

Work Truck 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 172 in. WB DRW

Work Truck 4x4 Double Cab 8 ft. box 162.5 in. WB DRW

Work Truck 4x4 Crew Cab 6.75 ft. box 158.9 in. WB SRW

Work Truck 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 172 in. WB SRW

Work Truck 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 172 in. WB DRW

LT 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 141.6 in. WB SRW

LT 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 141.6 in. WB DRW

LT 4x2 Double Cab 8 ft. box 162.5 in. WB SRW

LT 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 141.6 in. WB SRW

LT 4x2 Double Cab 8 ft. box 162.5 in. WB DRW

LT 4x2 Crew Cab 6.75 ft. box 158.9 in. WB SRW

LT 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 141.6 in. WB DRW

LT 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 172 in. WB SRW

LT 4x4 Double Cab 8 ft. box 162.5 in. WB SRW

LT 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 172 in. WB DRW

LT 4x4 Double Cab 8 ft. box 162.5 in. WB DRW

LT 4x4 Crew Cab 6.75 ft. box 158.9 in. WB SRW

LT 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 172 in. WB SRW

LT 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 172 in. WB DRW

LTZ 4x2 Crew Cab 6.75 ft. box 158.9 in. WB SRW

LTZ 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 172 in. WB SRW

LTZ 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 172 in. WB DRW

LTZ 4x4 Crew Cab 6.75 ft. box 158.9 in. WB SRW

LTZ 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 172 in. WB SRW

LTZ 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 172 in. WB DRW

High Country 4x4 Crew Cab 6.75 ft. box 158.9 in. WB SRW

High Country 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 172 in. WB SRW

High Country 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 172 in. WB DRW




Trailers that Your Vehicle Can Tow

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RVs

Inside the RV, you will find everything you need for a comfortable stay, even away from civilization.



Car Trailers

If you need to transport your car over a long distance - use a car trailer - this method is much safer and more reliable than towing with a rope.

Choose the car you want to haul:

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Boat Trailers

If you need to transport a boat, make sure you choose the right size trailer.


Boat trailer

Typical Trailers

Whatever your needs, you can find a trailer that's perfect for you.


Boat trailer

What is a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD maximum towing capacity?

When preparing much-awaited excursions outside, you will need to keep in mind the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD towing capacity, which is the key attribute for such endevour. The towing capacity in reality is the vehicle's greatest volume of weight that it may safely pull. This information can frequently be seen on a sticker situated on the inside of the driver's front door next to the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is definitely the optimum functional weight (which includes cargo and passengers) and ought not to be violated. As a good rule of thumb, the load of a trailer being pulled is advised to stay within 10-15 % of the GVWR.

Below, you may find the info on the towing capacity of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD with all trims and generations. Please note the maximum towing weight could differ depending on the braking system of what is being towed. In case a trailer possesses its own brakes then its "braked capacity". If not, it is unbraked capacity. When reviewing options for the future RV, you need to remember that its weight and score is provided by the the trailer's manufacturer plus all of the additional payload you will put into it must never go beyond the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD towing capacity. Violating this essential rule will have an effect on your capability to control and make a full stop in time and may someday cause permanent injury to your vehicle or even cause crashes on the highways.

PAY ATTENTION

Drivers must not exceed the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD towing capacity as it can have serious consequences such as interfering with your car's braking ability

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The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has developed the J2807 set of recommended practices. The tow test procedures designed by the big brains at the SAE consist of a series of rigorous real-world challenges to determine the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of a vehicle and trailer combination.

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