Originally Posted by bikendan
It might be in your Chevy's manual.
I should have tried to look up a manual first.
I didn't find anything regarding the frontal surface area, but I DID find one figure I was trying to locate and couldn't. I just thought, "well.. maybe they didn't include those figures back then".
But there it is.. GCWR is 8500lbs. Dang it all.
So 8500 - 4470 (curb weight) - 2530 (dry trailer) - 550 (passengers) - 100 (hitch) - 100 (battery/ies)....
That's 750lbs MAX cargo available before you bust the ratings even though your van OR your trailer still have cargo capacity ratings higher than that.
Having the wife and kids ride in a separate vehicle with additional cargo is looking much more attractive.