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Load Capacity for 1999 Silverado 2500 ( not an HD)

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by bluebrick, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. bluebrick

    bluebrick New Member

    Any idea of how much weight I can carry in the bed of my 1999 Silverado 2500 ( this is not the HD model) with extended cab? Is there a chart or way to figure this out so that I don't break an axle or something? Thanks.
  2. PantheraUncia

    PantheraUncia Active Member 1000 Posts

    There should be some information in your owners manual. I am sure its posted online somewhere too.
  3. TexasTechRaider

    TexasTechRaider New Member

    For that vehicle it's rated not to exceed 3100 pounds!
  4. PantheraUncia

    PantheraUncia Active Member 1000 Posts

    I took a look and found this:


    http://www.trailerlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Trailer-Life-Towing-Guide-1999.pdf

    Keep in mind a few things..... This guy does not work for GM, so I would expect that these numbers are (close), but you would need the GM information to be sure.

    And the amount of weight that can be towed depend on a few things:


    • Engine size
    • If you have 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive
    • If it is a regular cab, extended cab or crew cab
    • if it is a long or short box.
  5. bluebrick

    bluebrick New Member

    Thanks evryone. Based on the tag information on the driver-side door, the rear axle has a capacity of just over 2000 #'s. I was able to haul a load of musroom compost at 2108#'s. Thanks again.
  6. Barnettamb

    Barnettamb New Member

    ive had quite a bit of weight over my load capacity of wood in my bed before and i just drove slow and careful and it was fine. chevys are built tough

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