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What is the towing weight capacity?

Postby cobra19946 [OP] » Mar 30 2010, 4:35pm

Does anyone know the towig capacity for a 2010 silverado with a 4.8L? i dont wanna kill my suspension.
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Re: towing

Postby Austin » Mar 30 2010, 4:47pm

Have you checked the 2010 Silverado Owners Manual? On page 419 (5-51) there is a good table of all the Trailer weight ratings.

These are also some good points:
Do not tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles
(800 km) the new vehicle is driven. The engine,
axle or other parts could be damaged.

During the first 500 miles (800 km) that a trailer is
towed, do not drive over 50 mph (80 km/h) and
do not make starts at full throttle. This helps the
engine and other parts of the vehicle wear in at the
heavier loads.
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Re: towing

Postby LonestarEMT » Mar 30 2010, 6:31pm

The max towing weight on your truck is 10700 lbs. I would stay away from doing that if your truck is still new.
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Re: towing

Postby cobra19946 [OP] » Mar 30 2010, 9:18pm

thanks for the help and advice guys. so it wouldnt be a good idea to try ripping the bushes out of my front yard for a while? i have 1030 miles on the engine.
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Re: towing

Postby Austin » Mar 30 2010, 9:33pm

Just bushes? That should be a cake walk for your drivetrain. I just pulled my neighbors tree out that was about 3 feet in diameter and had roots the size of my leg. The age of your truck would make me hesitant as well but I think some little ol' bushes wouldn't be a problem.


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Re: towing

Postby jpk » Apr 02 2010, 4:18pm

If you're planning on towing a pretty heavy trailer, you might consider some air helper springs. just google "air springs silverado" and you'll find a bunch of options.
I added some to my '99 1500 and it made a world of difference. Not only can I level the truck out with the trailer attached, but the ride is improved significantly.
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Re: towing

Postby cobra19946 [OP] » Apr 02 2010, 8:46pm

sounds like a great idea. may be my next project! wife is gonna kill me! HA HA HA!
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Re: towing

Postby lzn197 » Apr 03 2010, 1:34am

Read up on the use of your tow haul switch. Using that feature really makes a difference. The idea of the Engineering of that feature is to keep your axle torque up and no early shifts that result in another downshift.
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Re: towing

Postby cobra19946 [OP] » Apr 03 2010, 2:01pm

thanks for the advice everyone, it has really helped. those bushes that i was referring too, i should mention, were 10ft tall. lol, thats why i asked if it would be safe. the main root stem was about 10 inches thick.
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Re: towing

Postby Nyron » Jul 25 2010, 2:59am

The max recommended towing weight will be nowhere near 10,700. It may tow that but you are going to be rated around 5500 lbs. You can check your owner's manual for more information but that 10,700 has several factors including heavy duty cooling, 6.2 liter V8, etc.
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