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Check out the new payload specs for the 2014 Chevy/GMC 1500 trucks. Unless I'm misreading it, the "standard" 1500 4wd 5.3 crew cab (near bottom of page) will have a payload rating of 1957 lbs (vs ~1650 now). What's interesting, is that the "max tow" 1500 4wd 5.3 has a ~100 lb lower rating. Yes, the "max tow pacakge" will be available w/ a 5.3 and 3.73 gearing. Not too shabby...

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Check out the new payload specs for the 2014 Chevy/GMC 1500 trucks. Unless I'm misreading it, the "standard" 1500 4wd 5.3 crew cab (near bottom of page) will have a payload rating of 1957 lbs (vs ~1650 now). What's interesting, is that the "max tow" 1500 4wd 5.3 has a ~100 lb lower rating. Yes, the "max tow pacakge" will be available w/ a 5.3 and 3.73 gearing. Not too shabby...


If you look at the vehicle weight of the max tow, it weighs ~100 lb more than vehicle with out the max tow. So the max tow package adds weight without payload, but increases the GCWR by 1700 lbs.


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music69 wrote:

Yes, the "max tow pacakge" will be available w/ a 5.3 and 3.73 gearing. Not too shabby...


Just because it is available, doesn't mean that you would ever want to tow with it. It could indeed be very shabby. You need to see performance test results to determine wether it is shabby or not.

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Just because it is available, doesn't mean that you would ever want to tow with it. It could indeed be very shabby. You need to see performance test results to determine wether it is shabby or not.


I'm not too concerned about power, but ~380 ft/lbs seems like plenty to me. I'm more interested in the rest of the truck for towing. From their 2014 description:

Max Trailering Package
  • Trailering package with seven-pin and four-pin connector
  • Enhanced cooling
  • Automatic locking rear differential
  • Heavy-duty 9.75-inch rear axle with 3.73 ratio
  • Increased-capacity rear leaf springs
  • Revised shock tuning for increased control
  • Integrated brake controller.


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Sounds like GM is getting serious about the heavy half ton tower. That's great for the market.

Dodge and Toyota will probably still be bringing up the rear with 1100-1500 lbs of payload.


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I am wondering if that 5.3L for the NHT package is a typo. It was NOT available through 2013 and the 100# weight difference could be attributed to the 6.2L engine, which was the ONLY engine available with the NHT package. Also, there is NO mention of the 6.2L other than as an available engine, but nothing in the towing ratings.


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Sounds like GM is getting serious about the heavy half ton tower. That's great for the market.

Dodge and Toyota will probably still be bringing up the rear with 1100-1500 lbs of payload.



I wouldn't get too excited yet. The crew cab that you'd want for towing would be the long box with the tow package which drops the numbers to 1751lbs already. What they fail to show is how the vehicle is optioned out, meaning it's likely a bare bones model. Start adding options and the numbers will drop quickly.


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The max tow package will be available with the new DI 5.3L--it's not a typo. The 6.2L won't be released until later in the year, since it's an all new version too. As for reductions for options, that's true for all truck ratings. GM looks to have provided a real increase in available payload of ~300 lbs for similarly equipped trucks over their current models. I personally don't want the 6.5 ft bed, but that's a personal choice based on my needs.

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I agree with Music. I liked my crew cab 5.5' bed truck and had very few times when I missed my prior 6.5' bed truck. Crew cab 5.5' fits in my garage. GM/Ford already had the higher crew cab payloads and does appear to increase by about 300 pounds, making them very competitive with Ford's Max trailer towing package payloads. GM is following what Ford did for 2006-2010 F150s, though. Same GVWR for 5.5' and 6.5' bed crew cabs, means less payload for the longer beds.

Has GM put the SUVs on a diet too? 3-400 pounds more standard payload on the 1500's means maybe there is no need for a 3/4 ton Burb. The 2014 5.3L makes the same power as my 6.0L, while getting much better fuel economy.


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jerem0621 wrote:

Sounds like GM is getting serious about the heavy half ton tower. That's great for the market.

Dodge and Toyota will probably still be bringing up the rear with 1100-1500 lbs of payload.


Payload is the area Toyota lags behind in for sure. It will be interesting if they offer something like a max tow package for 2014.


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