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07-12-2013, 03:24 PM #1
2013 Silverado 1500 factory hitch.
After looking through my owners manual, I cannot find ANYTHING about the factory hitch rating.
Where does one find the factory hitch ratings?
2013 Silverado LTZ White Diamond Crew Cab
Advent OGM1 Navigation
Husky Liners GearBox Underseat Storage
EGR Rail Caps
K&N Air Filter
Flowsound 40 Muffler
Hypertech Max Energy Tune (only top end limiter removed and AFM disabled)
Chrome Tailgate Handle Cover
TonnoPro HF-155 Tonneau Cover
WeatherTech Front and Rear Splash Guards
Husky Liners X-Act Contour Floor Liners
WeatherTech Side Window Deflectors
07-12-2013, 08:48 PM #2
Without going out to look at mine, is there an info plate on the platform?Ray
'09 Avalanche LTZ - Black
'05 Envoy XL (sold)
07-16-2013, 11:47 AM #3
07-16-2013, 01:01 PM #4
Factory hitch as in on your bumper? or do you have a factory tow pckg? at any rate i think that information may be contained on the sticker on the side of the door or on the inside of the body where the door opens, it should state tire pressures, gvwr, and max tow ratings.
ETA: I found this chart for towing capacities online here: http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-p...ity-chart6.htm
This is for 2009 year model trucks but should be similar if not the same for your same generation truck.
Also: does anyone happen to know why the avalanche has a higher capacity than the silverado 1500? Do those come with >5.3L engines? i just noticed that according to this chart both the avalanche, and the suburban can tow greater capacities than the 1500
Last edited by Bowtied; 07-16-2013 at 01:26 PM.
07-16-2013, 02:44 PM #5
I have the factory towing package with what appears to be a class III or IV hitch attached to the frame. I would just like to know that the tow rating of that factory hitch is.
07-16-2013, 02:48 PM #6
i believe the 3500 is reflective of the dually model which weighs more, so it has to pull less to achieve its max towing capacity, i may be wrong on that but just a hunch. that may also explain the differences in towing capacities of the other vehicles i was asking about above.
07-16-2013, 03:32 PM #7
07-19-2013, 03:16 PM #8
Go to Chevy online
It wasn't really bad, wasn't a sever issue or anything like that, I was just being cautious is all while traveling with my family in the truck with me when towing through the NC mountains. More to consider when towing than just max cap, etc etc etc.
Feel free to message me if you have any more questions and want to discuss more detail.
Tony'13 Silverado 2500 | Crew Cab 2WD W/T | Vortec 6.0
(workin on the mods....)