2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Wants to Make Towing Safer

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After speaking with some 7,000 Chevrolet truck customers and chalking up more than 18,000 hours in the process, the engineering team working on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 decided to up their towing game with the all-new half-ton pickup truck. In fact, 60 percent of those surveyed said that towing was a key consideration in their next pickup purchase.

The new Silverado 1500, on its way to dealerships now, will offer several all-new technologies and towing packages. It will also provide a brand-new door tag that will let owners see exactly how much their individual pickups can safely tow and carry. The new door tag will list both the max tongue weight and gross combined weight rating for the pickup, which shows precisely how much the truck can safely tow. Other numbers on this new door tag will include gross vehicle and rear gross axle weight ratings, max payload and the truck's curb weight. (These door tags are not required by the government.)

Among the new technologies offered as an option, the myChevrolet phone app will provide a towing checklist, glossary of terms and even allow drivers to conduct a trailer-light tests from their phone single-handedly.

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For truck buyers that know they'll be towing more often, Chevy offers what it calls its Advance Trailering System. This includes Auto Parking Brake Assist, which prevents any rollback when taking your foot off the brake during hitch-ups; a new hitch guidance view in the backup camera with new dynamic backup lines; and a new tire pressure monitoring system that can include the trailer tires and features temperature and pressure readouts. Additionally, this advanced system available in the myChevrolet app can track real-time mileage, transmission temperature and provide monitoring for the driver with up to five different trailer types. There's even a Trailer Theft Alert option that will connect your trailer with your tow vehicle's alarm system, blowing all horns and lights if the harnesses are disconnected.

The final piece of the towing puzzle is a set of upgraded cameras, four in all, that cover the vehicle to provide a 270-degree view at any given time. Cameras are located at the bottom of the rearview mirrors and in the tailgate, with an optional fourth camera available to be mounted to the rear of the trailer that must be hard-wired.

The Advanced Trailering System will be standard on LTZ and High Country trims and available for LT, RST and Trail Boss trim levels for $240. Pricing for the option will fluctuate based on trim and features.

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Comments

TNTGMC

“ V8 technology that gets better fuel economy than any junk ecobust “

More bologna from the King of MPG Misrepresentation

“F-150 with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 at 18/23 mpg, and when we put it through our Real MPG testing, we saw 17 mpg city, 22 mpg highway, and 19 mpg combined “

“ The Chevy is EPA-rated at 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway, and 18 mpg combined. In our Real MPG testing, it returned a disappointing 13 mpg city, 19 mpg highway, and 15 mpg combined “

Search M/T where you’ll find the 5.3L Silverado got slapped silly.

how about creating a mountable camera for trailers that then integrates into the console display of the truck either wire into the a new harness or do it via Bluetooth to the truck.

Search M/T where you’ll find the 5.3L Silverado got slapped silly.
Posted by: BA | Aug 6, 2018

@BA

You can't be using Motor Trend? M/T is a fine place to go if you want to read about station wagons, minivans, little coupes, sports cars and crossover SUVs. Their writing on trucks is a joke.

It’s a direct mpg comparison where I proved TNTGMC is full of crap.

The trailer the F350 towed had incorrect weight distribution. Not enough forward on the tongue

Sure is hard for you GMShills to understand what was already clarified....again


Posted by: BA | Aug 6, 2018 11:31:57 AM

Do you have proof of this? I dont recall reading anything to substantiate your claim.

The trailer the F350 towed had incorrect weight distribution. Not enough forward on the tongue
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Posted by: BA | Aug 6, 2018 11:31:57 AM

The Ford Junk was also towing 7600 lbs. below it's rated capacity.

The Ford Junk was also towing 7600 lbs. below it's rated capacity.


Posted by: Fordsarejunk | Aug 6, 2018 5:12:46 PM
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Wrong

4900lbs trailer with 8100lbs of gravel

@ BA

Lol. Did u hurt your feelings. Check out comparisons here and u will find that GMs V8s perform as well or better in FE.

Get your facts straight

@ Brick

Now u understand my frustration with this idiot imposter.

you fanboys are still whining about uneven distribution of weight yet they were all carrying same weight.
Other 2 trucks did just fine

Excuses for everything...you lost for the 18 straight year to the Duramax in performance!//

There's always next year

Look at the sissy GMShills dismissing facts when those facts aren’t supportive of the ( bailout ) narrative.

That 5.3 Silverado was embarrassed by the 2.7 F150

The 5.3 and 6.2 will soon be replaced by smaller turbo engines. I predict the 2019 Sierra will have a 4.1 DOHC turbo engine instead of the 6.2. GM must build engines to compete with the Ecoboosts.

@ BA

Lol. Did u hurt your feelings. Check out comparisons here and u will find that GMs V8s perform as well or better in FE.

Get your facts straight

@ Brick

Now u understand my frustration with this idiot imposter.


Posted by: TNTGMC | Aug 6, 2018 5:57:45 PM

Create a typepad account and your username will look like mine.

Then you can tell if its you or an imposter because you will have a login.

The Ford Junk was also towing 7600 lbs. below it's rated capacity.

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Wrong
4900lbs trailer with 8100lbs of gravel

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Aug 6, 2018 5:46:27

Each gooseneck trailer's total weight was within 100 lbs of 13000lbs.
Are you unable to understand math?

@ FIF

Compete. To funny. I think GMs V8s compete very well against any engine ford offers.

@ andrwken

Thanks for the info. This clown is very annoying. Like an insect that needs smashed.

@tntgmc Are you saying my prediction is wrong?

The trailer the F350 towed had incorrect weight distribution. Not enough forward on the tongue

Sure is hard for you GMShills to understand what was already clarified....again

Posted by: BA | Aug 6, 2018 11:31:57 AM

Do you have proof of this? I dont recall reading anything to substantiate your claim.

Posted by: andrwken | Aug 6, 2018 5:09:58 PM

I guess we are still waiting on BA to respond. He has no proof, just a Fordshill with a sore Bleached A....... because Ford embarrassed him again.

If you read the comments Mark Williams said the trailer on the Ford was light on tongue weight.

Ford has always built a descent truck. My brother and sister have both owned several of them. They both buy new, or a year old. No doubt the fords look great and have fantastic gadgets. Ones a nurse and pulls a Travel trailer and the other is law enforcement and pulls around at s and dirt bikes. They love them. Me, I am in construction. And over the last 25 years of tractors, skidsteer, bunks of lumber and skids of salt. I have never had a complaint about owning a Gm. They have always been a working mans best friend.

If you read the comments Mark Williams said the trailer on the Ford was light on tongue weight.

Posted by: FrankinFlorida | Aug 6, 2018 9:07:58 PM

All 3 trailers were loaded evenly and tongue weight was within 100 pounds of the other. In this case it is a none issue, the Ford couldn't safely handle the exactly weighted trailer as well as it's competitors. The argument of the Ford being light on tongue weight is mill and void.

The Ford's trailer was the same as the others. Therefore, if there was a probe with the trailer distribution, it was the same for all three.

Pickuptrtucks.com clearly stated that the Ford could not handle the problem, but the RAM and GM had no problem with it.

That what theses tests are for--to reveal the flaws in the Ford. And Ford is the the one that usually has the flaws for the last 20 years.

I wouldn't drive a Ford if you gave it to me free. I'd sell it to an ignorant guy who lives far away and buy a GM if I want the job done right, or a RAM that will outlast all of them.

And that's the TRUTH to any kid reading this.

@ gmsgreat & tad Facts are facts no matter if you believe or understand them.

@ FIF


Your wrong. GMs V8s are here to stay. In comparisons they do as well or better than ecobusts. Sorry man.

As for your excuses for tongue wait....its laughable bc if gm would have had it, unwould have made every excuse for it being junk. Your truck got beat just like it has the past 18 years!!! Better luck next year

Tech gizmos and gadgets are neat, but GM will have to do a lot more to get many former GM truck buyers back.
GM needs to focus on function. In typical post-Roger Smith fashion GM gets the products close, but not quite there, then tweaks looks, packages, trim, or special editions to keep folks interested.
In a field that is fiercely competitive, unless one wants a pavement princess, there are more suitable alternatives to GM trucks.

@Walt
Agree about safety features spreading. Many who are towing Trailers/ Caravans or 5th wheelers are retirees or are close to retirement but have little experience towing ,They need as a much hel as they can get.
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@Robert Ryan

WTFO?

GUTLESS

GLORYLESS

CAN'T HANDLE A BIG TRAILER

CAN'T HANDLE HEAVY PAYLOAD

FORD AND GM TRUCKS

TNT- you should just leave then you will know its you that left and not the impostor.

@ gmsgreat & tad Facts are facts no matter if you believe or understand them.


Posted by: FrankinFlorida | Aug 6, 2018 10:15:48 PM

Agreed, and the fact is, FORD disappoints again. Even Mark Williams expressed is disappointment with the Ford. Don't take my word for it, go back and fact check it yourself.

not the REAL Papajim

HAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHA

For some reason when the Ford Junk looses the fan's seem unable to accept the facts. Go back and drink more Ford juice, remember it's full of bull--it.

“F-150 with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 at 18/23 mpg, and when we put it through our Real MPG testing, we saw 17 mpg city, 22 mpg highway, and 19 mpg combined “

“ The Chevy is EPA-rated at 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway, and 18 mpg combined. In our Real MPG testing, it returned a disappointing 13 mpg city, 19 mpg highway, and 15 mpg combined “

Search M/T where you’ll find the 5.3L Silverado got slapped silly.
Posted by: BA | Aug 6, 2018 4:35:49 PM


LOL so you had to go all the way back to 2014 to find an example that supports your case? Lets not forget that the Ford in that review weighed in at 4,935 lbs compared to the Chevy's 5,607 lbs. I would hope that the Ford would get a little better fuel economy. I mean, if your truck has an aluminum bed that comes apart at the seams and rips like Reynolds Wrap when you try to use it like a truck, it should at least help the truck become the Prius that Ford built it to be.

Also, we should keep track of how much oil that 2.7 burns and leaks between oil changes. Between the leaking valve seals, leaking turbo seals, and the leaking plastic oil pans, that's a lot of full synthetic oil you have to buy to keep the level on the dipstick.



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