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ww8q
02-20-2018, 01:58 PM
I have a 2016 Chev Silverado 1500. Upon decoding the VIN, one of the figures I do not understand is the GCWR. They are: 12000, 16700, 12800 lbs 12000.0 min 16700.0 max, all on one line.

I know what GCWR means, I just donít understand the difference between the 12000, 12800 and the 16700 they are giving me.

MCTalley
02-20-2018, 02:24 PM
I have a 2016 Chev Silverado 1500. Upon decoding the VIN, one of the figures I do not understand is the GCWR. They are: 12000, 16700, 12800 lbs 12000.0 min 16700.0 max, all on one line.

I know what GCWR means, I just donít understand the difference between the 12000, 12800 and the 16700 they are giving me.

Different ratings for different engines or other drivetrain-related items (max tow package, different gear ratios, different wheel/tire combos), I would guess. I gave up trying to find any GCWR numbers on any Chevy/GMC literature.

ww8q
02-20-2018, 03:08 PM
I would have thought that the numbers would be specific to the vehicle/VIN that was entered. But I think you are right pertaining to the different packages. I guess my option is to just give up trying to figure out what they mean. :confused:

TravelTiger
02-20-2018, 05:55 PM
A good source of figuring out how to determine safe towing info is to check out www.fifthwheelst.com. They cover conventional bumper-pull towing as well.