TRAILERING GUIDE

To ensure that even your buying experience is Professional Grade, we’ve created an interactive trailering guide that shifts with your preferences. Begin by picking your truck or your payload to discover which GMC pickup truck best fits your lifestyle.

 

Max Payload7 Range: 607/1338 to 735/1620 (kg/lb.) Max Trailering1 Range: 1588/3500 to 3493/7700 (kg/lb.)
Example cargo: Camper, Toy Hauler, Snowmobile Trailer Recommended Accessories: Assist Steps, Floor liners, GearOn Bar Package, Tonneau covers
Max Payload7 Range: 748/1650 to 1020/2250 (kg/lb.) Max Trailering1 Range: 2540/5600 to 5670/12,500 (kg/lb.)
Example cargo: Two RVS, Four Motorcycles Recommended Accessories: 6" rectagular chrome assist steps, hard folding trifold tonneau cover, spray-on bedliner, 20” polished aluminum wheels
Max Payload7 Range: 1069/2356 to 1603/3534 (kg/lb.) Max Trailering1 Range: 4264/9400 to 6577/14,500 (kg/lb.)
Example cargo: Non-fifth Wheel Horse Trailer, Large Tractor Recommended Accessories: 6" rectangular chrome assist steps, hard folding tri-fold tonneau cover
Max Payload7 Range: 1733/3821 to 1991/4,390 (kg/lb.) Max Trailering1 Range: 4173/9200 to 7983/17,600 (kg/lb.)
Example cargo: Large Boat Recommended Accessories: 6" rectangular chrome assist steps, hard folding tri-fold tonneau cover
Max Payload7 Range: 2236/4930 to 2613/5761 (kg/lb.) Max Trailering1 Range: 3992/8800 to 10,297/22,700 (kg/lb.)
Example Cargo: Fifth Wheel Camper Trailer (large DRV) Recommended Accessories: 6" rectangular chrome assist steps, Gooseneck/5th Wheel Prep Package and accessory Hitch Package

MAXIMUM TRAILER WEIGHT RATING1 (KG/LB.)

This chart gives you an idea of the maximum amount of weight you can confidently trailer with different GMC model lines when your vehicle is properly equipped. When determining the total weight of trailer and cargo, include the weight of any additional passengers and optional equipment (driver weight and base equipment are already included).

GMC maximum trailer weight rating chart.

DETAILS ON TRAILERING

Whether it’s payload, torque, or transmission, finding the best pickup truck for you starts with knowing what you’re looking for. Learn more about trucks and trailering below.

View of a 2017 GMC Sierra Denali pickup truck towing a trailer.

GROSS COMBINED WEIGHT RATING

Gross Combined Weight Rating represents the maximum weight of both your loaded vehicle (GMC truck or SUV) and your loaded trailer combined.

A GMC pickup truck with GearOn utility rack.

GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT

Gross Vehicle Weight is the maximum amount the tow vehicle can weigh including all of its contents, fuel, optional equipment and occupants.

View of a 2017 GMC pickup truck demonstrating it's gross trailer weight capability.

GROSS TRAILER WEIGHT

Gross Trailer Weight is the weight of a loaded trailer.

A GMC Denali pickup truck driving on the open road.

CURB WEIGHT

Curb Weight is the weight of an empty vehicle, without payload or driver, with standard equipment, fuel, coolant, and oil. It is also known as the vehicle weight.

 

View of a GMC truck's axle ratio.

AXLE RATIO

Axle Ratio is the relationship between driveshaft revolutions per minute and the drive axle's revolutions per minute. The most powerful and efficient ratio for each individual is determined by the frequency and the usual weight being hauled.

Example of a 2017 GMC Sierra Denali's trailer tongue weight capacity.

TRAILER TONGUE WEIGHT

The Trailer Tongue Weight is the amount of weight put on the hitch.