GMC 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.

 

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  • GMC Canyon, maximum trailering range of 1,588/3,500 to 3,493/7,700 (kg/lbs.)
  • GMC Sierra 1500, maximum trailering range of 2,540/5,600 to 5,670/12,500 (kg/lbs.)
  • GMC Sierra 2500HD, maximum trailering range of 4,264/9,400 to 6,577/14,500 (kg/lbs.)
  • GMC Sierra 3500HD single rear wheel, maximum trailering range of 4,173/9,200 to 7,983/17,600 (kg/lbs.)
  • GMC Sierra 3500HD dual rear wheel, maximum trailering range of 3,992/8,800 to 10,297/22,700 (kg/lbs.)
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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.