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Old 10-12-2007, 11:53 AM   #1
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GCWR for 1999 Silverado 1500

Newie here so please be gentle.

I am trying to find the GCWR for my 1999 Silverado 1500 but haven't been able to come up with it. From the door panel the ratings are GVWR 6400 lbs, GAWR front is 3925 lbs and GAWR rear is 3750 lbs. This I understand. From the owners manual, the max trailer weight is 7500 lbs although that seems some what generic and not dependant on how the truck is equiped.

I have also tried to look up some of this information on-line and have found the towing guides at trailerlife.com but am a little skeptical about the numbers. The 1999 version lists all Silverados with the 4.3L engine only. In the 2000 version, I assumed the 1999 and 2000 Silverados are identical, which lists a trailer weight of 8500 lbs but with "heavy duty tow package required". The 2007 verision for the "classic Silverado" says 7700 lbs with the "factory towing package".

My truck is equiped as follows:

1999 Silverado 1500 Extended cab 4X4
5.3L engine
3.73 : 1 axel ratio
Factory installed "Z82 Heavy Duty Trailering Special Equipement" which I believe includes the "Z85" heavy duty suspension.

Can anyone help me decipher all of this? Do I just add the truck GVWR to the max tow weight?
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Old 10-12-2007, 01:14 PM   #2
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Got you the factory brocure coming online in a minute

Shows 13000 lbs

Let me flip a few buttons and load the GM brocure to the site for you.


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Old 10-12-2007, 01:18 PM   #3
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You found the brochure for a 1999? Mind posting the link?
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Old 10-12-2007, 01:19 PM   #4
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Lets try this for some help I hope.

www.archive.org is where I found it on the 12/98 website for www.chevrolet.com


Page 12 of that attachment


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Old 10-12-2007, 01:30 PM   #5
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Yep and hope it helps you.

Look at the attachment in my post as I uploaded it to the server for you.

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Old 10-12-2007, 03:42 PM   #6
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So it doesn't look like my package includes the heavy duty spespension. What I would like to do is to purchase a Salem T27BHSSLE which has a hitch weight of 741, a axel weight of 5530 and shipping weight of 6070 but I might be dreaming.

With those numbers, 13,000 (GCWR) - 4235 (truck curb weight) - 6010 (trailer dry weight) = 2755 for people and stuff in both truck and trailer. Seems like after I take off 700 for people, I am left with about 2000 lbs for stuff including batteries, propane etc. Does this look a little too close for comfort? If so perhaps a T27BHLE with a ship weight of 4400 would be acceptableand would gain me another 1100 lbs. Both trailers are about 29' in length and I would really like to get the rear storage that adds another 1.5'.

With the size and length of either of these trailers I would have to use a WD hitch, sway control and electric brakes.
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:47 PM   #7
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I tow a 2001 Salem BHHS with a 2003 Chevy 4x. It will pull it as equipt, but If I had to pull it any more than we do now I'd be shopping for a 3/4 ton truck.
By the way..whatever you get invest in good equalizing, sway control hitch system.
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