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A Reminder to Stick with Your Truck’s Recommended Towing Specs

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If you’ve ever been behind the wheel of a Chevy Silverado, you’re likely familiar with this truck’s pleasing performance specs — especially when it comes to towing. As impressive as the Silverado’s strength is, though, it’s still a good idea to stick within Chevy’s recommended towing specs before hitching it to something heavy. A driver in Canada recently illustrated that, as Jalopnik relates

The story

The Ontario Provincial Police pulled over a motorist who was using his truck to yank a 53-foot trailer down a Norfolk County road. Apparently, the driver had constructed his own I-beam contraption to connect his pickup with the semi-trailer. Needless to say, OPP officials fined the driver for this dangerous use of his Silverado’s towing power.  

Silverado capabilities

This headline serves as a great reminder to adhere to your truck’s recommended towing specs. Though, it’s also an opportunity to refresh yourself on the Chevy Silverado’s performance ratings. Here are the maximum towing ratings for each version of the 2020 Silverado. 

2020 Silverado 1500

13,400 pounds when equipped with the 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management

2020 Silverado 2500HD 

18,510 pounds when equipped with the 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel V8 engine and a fifth-wheel/gooseneck hitch

2020 Silverado 3500HD

35,500 pounds when equipped with the 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel V8 engine, a fifth-wheel/gooseneck hitch, and a dual rear wheel

Still on the fence about whether or not you should buy a Silverado of your own in 2020? Here are some additional reasons this truck makes a rewarding choice if you value the latest technologies and cabin features as well as affordability.