Go Back   Chevrolet Forum - Chevy Enthusiasts Forums > Current Chevy Trucks, SUV's, Crossovers & Vans > Silverado & Fullsize Pick-ups
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

Silverado & Fullsize Pick-ups The Silverado has been one of the best selling trucks in the US for decades, and is truly proven to be "like a rock".

2014 Chevy Silverado
Platform: Truck, GMT 400, 800, & 900
Sponsored by: Bakliner

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-26-2010, 01:20 PM
Gaz Gaz is offline
CF Beginner
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1
Default 2500HD Towing Capacity

I am really struggling to find any info online with this one. I am looking at getting a truck to pull a fifth wheel. The guy selling is selling the combo so it has towed together before.

The truck is .....

2003 2500HD, 6.0 Gas, 4WD, 4.10 axle, short bed, ext cab, max towing package

The fifth wheel is 9600lbs dry and 12000lbs loaded.

When I search around I find the fifth wheel capacity of this truck is 10,600lbs.

The guy swears up and down though that because of the 4.10 and max towing package his truck is rated at 12,000lbs.

I talked to my local Chevy service department and they couldn't confirm or deny these claims, so the question is.

Is that truck rated that high?
What is the max towing package?
Does anyone have any of the old Chevy documentation about this because they only go back to 2005 on their web site?
Is this trailer to much for this truck?

Thanks in advance for any help.
Register today for free or log-in if already registered to remove this ad!

Last edited by Gaz; 04-26-2010 at 01:24 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2010, 02:54 PM
CF Active Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 243

i found a little pdf thing online saying the 03 was rated at 10,300 for an ext, 4x4 short bed with 4.10 gears. 15,700 for a diesel, fifth wheel trailering, but it doesnt have a "max trailering package" since its a 2500hd, that was a pacakage on 06+ half tons. that package consisted of 4.10 gears, HO 6.0, 4l70 transmission, and a 14bolt rear end.

But that 6.0 is going to hate 12k pounds. even if the truck was capable i wouldnt do it, diesel is the only way to go if you are thinking of that much weight.
2006 Chevrolet Silverado Ext. Cab LT3 VortecMax (LQ9), Black, K&N 63 series intake, 40 series dual in dual out Flowmaster, Leveled on 295/70/17, Line-x, SS cluster, corvette servo. Blackbear 93 Tune

Last edited by bad2006z71; 04-26-2010 at 02:56 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2010, 03:01 PM
CF Beginner
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 5

My 04 owners manual states max towing of 10,100 for a 6.0 4x4 extended cab, with 4.10 rear end and 12,000 max for a 8.1 or a duramax.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2010, 08:34 PM
CF Active Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 121

Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2010, 08:34 PM

2008, 2500hd, 5th, bed, capacaties, capacity, chevy, fith, hauling, limit, pulling, short, towing, trailer, wheel

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Join Chevroletforum
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:26 PM.

Internet Brands, Inc.

Emails Backup