GMC and Chevrolet Truck GVWR Information and Survey

While searching for a truck to do household chores, I kept looking at the many classic Chevy trucks available.  I really like the '60 to '72 Chevies but I had a concern over weight ratings.  Most with these trucks today use them like a big hot rod, with maybe a cooler and a dirt bike as the heaviest load they will carry.  But I needed to pull an enclosed car trailer which is heavy.  I want a classic, but I want to work my classic.

So I searched the Web to find information of GVWR of these old trucks and couldn't find any.  In fact, if it isn't a new Chevy, there is no information at all. And it is nearly impossible to find the GAWR for the front or the rear.

The survey form has been removed. I've collected quite a bit of data and will be adding it to the table in the future.

I've also collected quite a bit of spam. Thank the spammers for the form going away. For every valid survey I got, I probably got around 20 invalid ones and about 30 pieces of spam.

So for now, I think the information I have will suffice for anyone searching and for me. It covers a wide spectrum of the Chevy trucks and let's face it, no one is using a '54 Chevy truck to pull a big trailer unless they have fully reworked the truck, and then all the original weight ratings do not apply anymore.

You might send information on how heavy of a trailer you have hauled. If you have had it on a scale, great.  If not, you can guess like a 3500 pound car on a 1500 pound open trailer would 5000 pounds or a 4000 pound car in a 2800 pound 24 ft. enclosed trailer. Email it to .  I'm especially interested in hearing from S10 owners as I've heard they will carry and tow a lot more than most believe.

Thanks




Year Make Body Model GVWR GAWR Front GAWR Rear Trailer Weight Rear Gear Ratio

1960

Chevrolet

Pickup 2 wheel drive

C35

10000

4000

7200

 

 

1960

Chevrolet

Pickup 2 wheel drive

C30

10000

3500

7200

 

 

1960

Chevrolet

Pickup 4 wheel drive

C25

7600

3500

5200

 

 

1960

Chevrolet

Pickup 2 wheel drive

C20

7500

3000

5200

 

 

1961

Chevrolet

Pickup 2 wheel drive

C30

10000

3500

7200

 

 

1961

Chevrolet

Pickup 4 wheel drive

C25

7600

3500

5200

 

 

1961

Chevrolet

Pickup 2 wheel drive

C20

7500

3000

5200

 

 

1961

Chevrolet

Pickup 2 wheel drive

C15

5200

2500

3500

 

 

1965

Chevrolet

Pickup 2 wheel drive

C25

7500

3000

5200

 

 

1967

Chevrolet

Pickup 2 wheel drive

C20

7500

 

 

 

 

1969

Chevrolet

Pickup 2 wheel drive

C10

7500

 

 

 

                 

1970

Chevy

PU

20

7500

2700

5500

 

 

1971

GMC

Pickup 2 wheel drive

1500

 

 

 

 

 

1975

Chevrolet

Pickup 4 wheel drive

C10

 

 

 

 

 

1977

Chevrolet

Cargo Van 2 wheel drive

C10

 

 

 

 

 

1977

Chevrolet

 2 wheel drive

C20

6800

 

 

 

 

1978

Chevrolet
350 V8

 G20 SWB van 2 wheel drive TH350

C20

6800

3600

3600

8000

3.08

1979

Chevrolet

Pickup 2 wheel drive

C30

10000

3500

7200

 

 
                 

1981

Chevrolet

Pickup 2 wheel drive

C30

11000

 

 

 

 

1982

Chevrolet

Pickup 2 wheel drive

C20

8600

 

 

 

 

1983

GMC

Pickup 2 wheel drive

C30

9000

3800

 

 

1984

GMC

Suburban 2 wheel drive

C10

 

 

 

 

 

1989

Chevrolet

High Top Conversion Van,  2 wheel drive

C20

6600

3600

3600

 

 

1989

Chevy
5.7 L

Van, hi top LWB,  Hydramatic 700R4

G20

6600

3400

3406

7000

3.08

1989

GMC

PU Extended Cab 2 wheel drive

3500

8600

3800

6000

 

 

Year Make Body Model GVWR GAWR Front GAWR Rear Trailer Weight Rear Gear Ratio

1991

Chevy

S10 Extended Cab SB 4 cyl 105hp@4800 135@3200 MPG C/H 21/27

S10

4600 GVWR 2775 Curb

 

 

5000

 

1994

Chevrolet

Cargo Van 2 wheel drive

C30

 

 

 

 

 

1994

GMC

Cargo Van 2 wheel drive

C30

 

 

 

 

 

1994

Chevy

PU

C1500

6200

3600

3684

 

 

1995

GMC

Pickup 4 wheel drive

3500

 

 

 

 

 

1996

GMC

High Top Conversion Van 2 wheel drive

3500

10000

3800

7200

 

 

1997

Chevy

PU

C1500

6200

3600

3684

 

 

1997

Chevy

PU

C2500

7200

3600

4800

 

 

1997

Chevrolet

Extended Cab 2 wheel drive

1500

6200

3600

3684

 

 

1997

Chevrolet
5.7 L

Extended Cab 4 wheel drive, 255hp@4600 330-lb-ft@2800 MPG C/H/O 13/17/14

K1500

6200 GVWR 4500 Curb

3600

3684

7500

3.73

1997

Chevrolet

Crew Cab 2 wheel drive

3500

 

 

 

 

 

1998

Chevy

PU

C1500

6600

3600

3684

 

 

1998

Chevy

PU

C2500

8600

4100

6000

 

 

1999

GMC

Pickup 4 wheel drive

1500

6800

 

 

 

 
Year Make Body Model GVWR GAWR Front GAWR Rear Combined GVWR (Trailering) Rear Gear Ratio

2000

Chevrolet

Cargo Van 2 wheel drive

2500

6600

 

 

 

 

2000

Chevrolet

Passenger Van 2 wheel drive

3500

 

 

 

 

 

2001

GMC

Pickup 2 wheel drive

C10

 

 

 

 

 

2001

GMC

PU Ext. Cab

C2500

9200

 

 

 

 

2001

GMC

PU Ext. Cab 4x4

C2500

9200

 

 

 

 

2001

GMC

Extended Cab 2 wheel drive

2500

9200

 

 

 

 

2001

GMC

Extended Cab 4 wheel drive

2500

9200

 

 

 

 

2001

Chevy

S10 Crew Cab 4.3 V-6 automatic MPG C/H 17/22

S10

4900

 

 

5000 (trailer max weight)

 

2002

Chevy

PU

C1500

6100

 

 

 

 

2002

Chevy

PU

C2500

7100

 

 

9900

3.73

2002

Chevy

PU

C2500

8600

 

 

10000

4.10

2002

Chevy

PU

C3500

8600

 

 

 

 

2002

Chevy

PU Crew

C3500

10,000

 

 

 

 

2002

Chevy

PU

K2500

6800

 

 

9500

3.73

2002

Chevy

PU

K2500

8300

 

 

10000

4.10

2002

Chevy

S10

S10

4900

 

 

 

 

2002

Chevy

Cargo Van

1500

6100

 

 

 

 

2002

Chevy

Cargo Van

2500

 

 

 

 

 

2002

GMC

Pickup 2 wheel drive

3500

33000

 

 

 

 

2002

Chevrolet

Pickup 2 wheel drive

3500

 

 

 

 

 

2002

Chevy

Cargo Van

3500

9500

 

 

 

 

 


Note: The above information is all based on survey input.  
If something is wrong, it is due to input.  Some people referred
to 3/4 ton trucks as C25 when only C20 was in use and vice
versa. Some had obviously wrong weight ratings. Please do not use this as fact, but as reference.


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