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Can the new Chevy Silverados with the 4.3L V6 really how over 9000 pounds? Anyone with practical experience in one case to arrest to that?

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Tow, yes. Comfortable, No. My 2013 Silverado couldn’t with its 5.3L auto could not. 7200 lb 25’ toy hauler, never out of 4 th gear.





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Posted: 12/29/20 11:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jrichd wrote:

Can the new Chevy Silverados with the 4.3L V6 really how over 9000 pounds?


Silverado 2500HD? Yes. 1500? not likely.

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"Can the new Chevy Silverados with the 4.3L V6 really how over 9000 pounds?"

I wouldn't consider a 4.3L and a 9000 pound trailer.


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I would tow a 9,000 lb travel trailer about 3-5 miles to my house, unhook and take the Silverado down to the nearest Chevy dealer and trade it in on a 2500 or 1 ton Silverado.

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jrichd wrote:

Can the new Chevy Silverados with the 4.3L V6 really how over 9000 pounds? Anyone with practical experience in one case to arrest to that?


Towing Capacity is a fictional number since it will almost always run out of payload capacity WAY before getting close to that 9000lbs number. If that is an actual correct number.


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Will it tow it?
Yes
Just like this Tundra pulls space shuttle
All you need is cleared streets and a police escort at 4 mph. Easy Peasy.

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Will it tow it?
Yes
Just like this Tundra pulls space shuttle

Though the world record goes to the Porsche Cayenne S Diesel towing an Airbus A380?
Video here.


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1492 wrote:

wanderingaimlessly wrote:

Will it tow it?
Yes
Just like this Tundra pulls space shuttle

Though the world record goes to the Porsche Cayenne S Diesel towing an Airbus A380?
Video here.


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Not a fair comparasion, you switched to a diesel.[emoticon]

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jrichd wrote:

Can the new Chevy Silverados with the 4.3L V6 really how over 9000 pounds? Anyone with practical experience in one case to arrest to that?


I'm not sure where that number comes from, because with that engine the max towing is 7800 lbs. GCWR is 12,800, which sounds reasonable for the hp/torque of that motor. With a truck GVWR of 7000ish, a GCWR of 12,800 gives a realistic towing capacity of 6000 lbs or so. Interestingly, the 2.7 turbo 4 has a significantly higher towing capacity, and with its far superior low end torque would make a much better towing motor. If I were in the market for a GM 1500 series truck I would consider that motor even over the 5.3 V8.

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