Can a Chevy Silverado Tow a Travel Trailer Camper? [Towing Capacity]

2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow a max of 13,400 lbs. Here are how much each engine can tow:

The 2.7L Turbo engine has a towing capacity of up to 7000 pounds.

The 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine has a towing capacity of 7,900 pounds.

The 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine has a towing capacity of 11,600 pounds.

The 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine has a towing capacity of 13,400 pounds.

The 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel I6 engine has a towing capacity of 9,400 pounds.

The 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 truck is the powerful pickup you’ve been waiting for to take on tough jobs that require strength and dependability. With its high towing and payload capacities, impressive power, and off-road capabilities, the half-ton Chevrolet will surely make an impression and transform your day-to-day drive. It has the power to pull a large camper trailer.


The 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 is available in a number of designs and configurations to meet whatever preference you might have. You can choose between the Regular Cab (with standard Long Bed), the Double Cab (available with either Short Bed or Standard Bed), or upgrade to the Crew Cab (also available with either Standard Bed or Short Bed) for an even more second-row room. In addition to having more standard cargo bed volume than its competition, the 2020 Silverado features twelve standard tie-downs that surpasses other pickup trucks, and the industry-first power-up/-down tailgate makes loading easier.


While the interior of this pickup truck may be rugged, the interior is amazingly luxurious and comfortable. It packs features like the 10-way power driver’s seat (with power lumbar adjustment), rear under-seat storage, and dual-zone automatic climate control. There are also available heated front and rear seats and an available heated steering wheel to warm you up on those cold days.


Boasting a high-strength steel safety cage and six airbags, the 2020 Chevy Silverado is designed to protect you and your family whenever you hit the road. The 2020 Silverado has more camera views than any other truck, including six available driving views, four available hitch views, and five available parking views. There’s also front and rear park assist, automatic emergency braking to help reduce collision severity, adaptive cruise control, front pedestrian braking, lane change alert with side blind zone alert, etc. When it comes to your safety, the 2020 Chevy Silverado takes it very seriously.


The 2020 Silverado 1500 has five robust engines to choose from. The standard engine is the 2.7L Turbo engine that delivers 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque. This energetic engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and can get up to 20 city and 23 highway MPG.

The 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine produces 285 Horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque, and up to 16 city and 21 highway MPG.

The 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 is paired with either an eight-speed or six-speed automatic transmission to provide 355 Horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, and up to 17 city and 24 highway MPG.

The 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine is paired with an unstoppable ten-speed automatic transmission to churn out 420 Horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and up to 16 city and 20 highway MPG.

The 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel I6 engine doles out 277 Horsepower 460 pound-feet of torque, and up to 23 city and 33 highway MPG. This engine is quiet, highly efficient, and provides excellent fuel economy.

Compare to competition from the 1500, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra, and GMC Sierra 1500.

Other models

Chevy Silverado 3500 Towing Capacity
17,000 with 6.6L V8 gas engine
36,000 lbs with Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel v8 engine

With all that power under the hood, the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 delivers the reliability and strength you need for your towing jobs.

It can tow almost anything including a camping trailer.

Other Chevy models: Suburban, Trax, Silverado, Colorado, Traverse, Equinox, Cruze, Camero, Trailblazer, Spark, Impala.