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2018 TRAILERING AND TOWING CHARTS

MAXIMUM TRAILER WEIGHT RATING (LBS )

This chart gives you an idea of the maximum amount of weight you can confidently and safely 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).

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1. Requires available 2.0L Turbocharged gas engine and available trailering equipment.
2. Requires 2WD Crew Cab with available Duramax 2.8L I-4 Turbo Diesel engine and available Trailering Package.
3. Requires available trailering package and 3.6L V-6 engine.
4. Requires 2WD model.
5. Requires 2WD model with available Heavy-Duty Trailering Package.  
6. Requires short wheelbase 2WD with 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine.
7. Requires short wheelbase 2WD with 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine and HD Trailering Package.
8. Requires 2WD.
9. Requires 2500 or 3500 RWD with available Vortec 6.0L V-8.
10. Requires Sierra Double Cab or Crew Cab Short box 2WD with available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine and NHT Max Trailering Package.
11. Requires 3500HD Regular Cab 2WD DRW and available Duramax Diesel engine.
12. Requires 3500HD Regular Cab 4WD DRW with available Duramax Diesel engine.

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SELECTED HORSEPOWER AND TORQUE RATINGS

For trailering, GMC recommends an automatic transmission for convenience and improved performance. Sierra Heavy Duty trucks equipped with the available Duramax Diesel engine include the Allison 1000 Series 6-speed automatic with Tow/Haul mode, which raises upshift points to use more of the engine’s power for strong acceleration and raises downshift points to help slow your truck using engine braking. On select Sierra Light Duty and Canyon models, an 8-speed automatic transmission provides smooth and precise shifting. The Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali models feature a 10-speed automatic transmission.

FLAT (DINGHY) TOWING CAPABILITY

This chart indicates which GMC vehicles are able to be towed behind another vehicle, such as a motor home, with all four wheels on the ground.

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1. Requires 2-speed transfer case on Yukon and Yukon XL models.

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TRAILER WEIGHT RATINGS

These charts specify the maximum trailer weight for your vehicle, assuming use of a weight-distributing hitch. The maximum rating for a weight-carrying hitch is listed at left. Do not exceed the maximum trailer weight rating. Some models, when loaded with the driver, passenger and maximum tongue load, may exceed the maximum Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or rear-axle weight rating for that vehicle, which is not permissible. For more information, ask your GMC sales professional or call 1-800-GMC-8782.

2018 SIERRA 1500

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH CONVENTIONAL BALL HITCH

Trailer weight ratings are based on SAE J2807 performance requirements.
1. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and option or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
2. Requires 8-speed automatic transmission.
A weight-distributing hitch and sway control are required for trailer weights greater than 7,000 lbs.
GENERAL TRAILERING NOTES: A seven-wire trailering harness is standard on Sierra 1500 Series models. Where available, the Trailering Equipment Package (Z82) provides a trailer hitch platform and a seven-pin/four-pin sealed connector at the rear bumper.
WEIGHT-DISTRIBUTING HITCH NOTES: Trailer tongue weight should be 10 percent to 15 percent of total loaded-trailer weight. For 1500 Series models, trailer tongue weight  should be up to 1,200 lbs. The addition of trailer tongue weight must not cause vehicle to exceed Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAWR) or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH GOOSENECK/FIFTH-WHEEL TRAILER HITCH

Trailer weight ratings are based on SAE J2807 performance requirements.
1. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and option or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
2. Requires 8-speed automatic transmission.
A weight-distributing hitch and sway control are required for trailer weights greater than 7,000 lbs.
GENERAL TRAILERING NOTES: A seven-wire trailering harness is standard on Sierra 1500 Series models. Where available, the Trailering Equipment Package (Z82) provides a trailer hitch platform and a seven-pin/four-pin sealed connector at the rear bumper.
WEIGHT-DISTRIBUTING HITCH NOTES: Trailer tongue weight should be 10 percent to 15 percent of total loaded-trailer weight. For 1500 Series models, trailer tongue weight  should be up to 1,200 lbs. The addition of trailer tongue weight must not cause vehicle to exceed Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAWR) or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).

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2018 SIERRA HD

2500HD AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION RATINGS WITH CONVENTIONAL BALL HITCH

Trailer weight ratings are based on SAE J2807 performance requirements.
1. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and option or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
2. Fifth-wheel or gooseneck kingpin weight should be 15 percent to 25 percent of trailer weight up to 4000 lbs on 3500HD SRW models and 5000 lbs on 3500HD DRW models.
GENERAL TRAILERING NOTES: A seven-wire trailering harness is standard on Sierra Heavy-Duty models. Where available, the Trailering Equipment Package provides a trailer hitch platform and a seven-pin sealed connector at the rear bumper. An eight-wire camper/fifth-wheel wiring harness (UY2) is also available and
requires the Trailering Equipment Package.
AUTOMATIC-TRANSMISSION MODEL NOTE: All automatic transmission models are equipped with an engine oil cooler (KC4) and an oil-to-air transmission oil cooler.
FIFTH-WHEEL AND GOOSENECK MODEL NOTE: The addition of trailer kingpin weight cannot cause vehicle to exceed Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAWR) or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).

2500HD AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION RATINGS WITH GOOSENECK/FIFTH-WHEEL TRAILER

Trailer weight ratings are based on SAE J2807 performance requirements.
1. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and option or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
2. Fifth-wheel or gooseneck kingpin weight should be 15 percent to 25 percent of trailer weight up to 4000 lbs on 3500HD SRW models and 5000 lbs on 3500HD DRW models.
GENERAL TRAILERING NOTES: A seven-wire trailering harness is standard on Sierra Heavy-Duty models. Where available, the Trailering Equipment Package provides a trailer hitch platform and a seven-pin sealed connector at the rear bumper. An eight-wire camper/fifth-wheel wiring harness (UY2) is also available and
requires the Trailering Equipment Package.
AUTOMATIC-TRANSMISSION MODEL NOTE: All automatic transmission models are equipped with an engine oil cooler (KC4) and an oil-to-air transmission oil cooler.
FIFTH-WHEEL AND GOOSENECK MODEL NOTE: The addition of trailer kingpin weight cannot cause vehicle to exceed Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAWR) or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).

3500HD 2WD AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION RATINGS WITH BALL HITCH

Trailer weight ratings are based on SAE J2807 performance requirements.
1. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and option or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
2. Fifth-wheel or gooseneck kingpin weight should be 15 percent to 25 percent of trailer weight up to 4000 lbs on 3500HD SRW models and 5000 lbs on 3500HD DRW models.
GENERAL TRAILERING NOTES: A seven-wire trailering harness is standard on Sierra Heavy-Duty models. Where available, the Trailering Equipment Package provides a trailer hitch platform and a seven-pin sealed connector at the rear bumper. An eight-wire camper/fifth-wheel wiring harness (UY2) is also available and
requires the Trailering Equipment Package.
AUTOMATIC-TRANSMISSION MODEL NOTE: All automatic transmission models are equipped with an engine oil cooler (KC4) and an oil-to-air transmission oil cooler.
FIFTH-WHEEL AND GOOSENECK MODEL NOTE: The addition of trailer kingpin weight cannot cause vehicle to exceed Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAWR) or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).

3500HD 2WD AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH GOOSENECK/FIFTH-WHEEL TRAILER HITCH

Trailer weight ratings are based on SAE J2807 performance requirements.
1. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and option or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
2. Fifth-wheel or gooseneck kingpin weight should be 15 percent to 25 percent of trailer weight up to 4000 lbs on 3500HD SRW models and 5000 lbs on 3500HD DRW models.
GENERAL TRAILERING NOTES: A seven-wire trailering harness is standard on Sierra Heavy-Duty models. Where available, the Trailering Equipment Package provides a trailer hitch platform and a seven-pin sealed connector at the rear bumper. An eight-wire camper/fifth-wheel wiring harness (UY2) is also available and
requires the Trailering Equipment Package.
AUTOMATIC-TRANSMISSION MODEL NOTE: All automatic transmission models are equipped with an engine oil cooler (KC4) and an oil-to-air transmission oil cooler.
FIFTH-WHEEL AND GOOSENECK MODEL NOTE: The addition of trailer kingpin weight cannot cause vehicle to exceed Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAWR) or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).

3500HD 4WD AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION RATINGS WITH CONVENTIONAL BALL HITCH

Trailer weight ratings are based on SAE J2807 performance requirements.
1. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and option or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
2. Fifth-wheel or gooseneck kingpin weight should be 15 percent to 25 percent of trailer weight up to 4000 lbs on 3500HD SRW models and 5000 lbs on 3500HD DRW models.
GENERAL TRAILERING NOTES: A seven-wire trailering harness is standard on Sierra Heavy-Duty models. Where available, the Trailering Equipment Package provides a trailer hitch platform and a seven-pin sealed connector at the rear bumper. An eight-wire camper/fifth-wheel wiring harness (UY2) is also available and
requires the Trailering Equipment Package.
AUTOMATIC-TRANSMISSION MODEL NOTE: All automatic transmission models are equipped with an engine oil cooler (KC4) and an oil-to-air transmission oil cooler.
FIFTH-WHEEL AND GOOSENECK MODEL NOTE: The addition of trailer kingpin weight cannot cause vehicle to exceed Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAWR) or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).

3500HD 4WD AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION RATINGS WITH GOOSENECK / FIFTH-WHEEL TRAILER

Trailer weight ratings are based on SAE J2807 performance requirements.
1. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and option or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
2. Fifth-wheel or gooseneck kingpin weight should be 15 percent to 25 percent of trailer weight up to 4000 lbs on 3500HD SRW models and 5000 lbs on 3500HD DRW models.
GENERAL TRAILERING NOTES: A seven-wire trailering harness is standard on Sierra Heavy-Duty models. Where available, the Trailering Equipment Package provides a trailer hitch platform and a seven-pin sealed connector at the rear bumper. An eight-wire camper/fifth-wheel wiring harness (UY2) is also available and
requires the Trailering Equipment Package.
AUTOMATIC-TRANSMISSION MODEL NOTE: All automatic transmission models are equipped with an engine oil cooler (KC4) and an oil-to-air transmission oil cooler.
FIFTH-WHEEL AND GOOSENECK MODEL NOTE: The addition of trailer kingpin weight cannot cause vehicle to exceed Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAWR) or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).

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2018 TERRAIN

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1. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
NOTES ON TERRAIN: Trailer tongue weight should be 10 percent to 15 percent of total loaded trailer weight. Addition of trailer tongue weight cannot cause vehicle to exceed Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAWR) or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). Maximum towing capacity when ordered with available Trailering Package.

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2018 CANYON

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1. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
NOTES ON CANYON: Trailer tongue weight should be 10 percent to 15 percent of total loaded trailer weight. Addition of trailer tongue weight cannot cause vehicle to exceed Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAWR) or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). Maximum towing capacity when ordered with available Trailering Package.  

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2018 YUKON

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1. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
NOTES ON YUKON: Trailer tongue weight should be 10 percent to 15 percent of total loaded trailer weight. Addition of trailer tongue weight must not cause vehicle to exceed Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAW) or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). The Trailering Equipment Package includes trailer hitch platform and seven-wire sealed electrical connector.

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2018 ACADIA

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1. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
2. Requires (V92) Trailering Package. V-6 engine limited to 1,000 lbs without V92 Package.
NOTES ON ACADIA: Trailer tongue weight should be 10 percent to 15 percent of total loaded trailer weight. Addition of trailer tongue weight must not cause vehicle to exceed Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAWR) or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). Maximum towing capacity when ordered with available Trailering Package.

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2018 SAVANA

SAVANA PASSENGER

1. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
NOTES ON SAVANA PASSENGER: Trailer tongue weight should be 10 percent to 15 percent of total loaded trailer weight, up to 400 lbs with a weight-carrying hitch and up to 1000 lbs with a weight-distributing hitch. Addition of trailer tongue weight cannot cause vehicle to exceed Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAWR) or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). The standard base cooling system includes all content required to attain maximum trailer rating. No optional cooling equipment available. The Trailering Equipment Package includes trailer hitch platform and seven-wire trailer wiring harness.

SAVANA CARGO

1. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
NOTES ON SAVANA CARGO: Trailer tongue weight should be 10 percent to 15 percent of total loaded trailer weight, up to 400 lbs with a weight-carrying hitch and up to 1000 lbs with a weight-distributing hitch. Addition of trailer tongue weight cannot cause vehicle to exceed Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAWR) or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). The standard base cooling system includes all content required to attain maximum trailer rating. No optional cooling equipment available. The Trailering Equipment Package includes trailer hitch platform and seven-wire trailer wiring harness.

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  • Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See your GMC dealer for details. Click here to see all GMC destination freight charges.

  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See your GMC dealer for details. Click here to see all GMC destination freight charges. Bed/Roof-Mounted Bicycle Carriers shown. Requires crossbars or Thule Rack Solution. Non-GM warranty. Warranty by Thule®. See dealer for more information.

  • Canyon’s 7000-lb rating requires available trailering package and 3.6L V-6 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Sierra's 12,500-lb rating requires Sierra Double Cab or Crew Cab Short box 2wd with 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine and NHT Max Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming properly equipped vehicle, plus driver and one passenger. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See dealer for details.

  • Requires Crew Cab with available 6.2L V-8 and Max Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Sierra Denali's 9,300-lb rating requires 2wd. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming properly equipped vehicle, plus driver and one passenger. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See dealer for details.

  • These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the vehicle loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver’s door jamb.

  • Savana Cargo's 10,000-lb rating requires 6.0L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Savana Passenger's 10,000-lb rating requires 2500 Wheel Base with 6.0L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle and trailer combination, including the weight of driver, passengers, fuel, optional equipment and cargo in the vehicle and trailer.

  • When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.

  • Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). When properly equipped, includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.

  • When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.

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