Most pickup truck buyers will know how to properly hitch up and tow a trailer, but for those 2020 Chevrolet Silverado owners who have not towed before, Chevy has put together a helpful video going over some towing tips and tricks.
The majority of the features in this video are part of the Advanced Trailering Package, which is offered on the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado LT, RST and LT Trail Boss trim levels and standard on the LTZ and range-topping High Country trim levels.
The Advanced Trailering Package includes a trailering app, which can be accessed via the truck’s touchscreen, a Hitch View camera with Hitch Guidance and a trailer tire pressure and trailer monitoring system. The most helpful of these features, in our opinion, is the Hitch View camera with Hitch Guidance. With this feature, the truck will display a rear-facing camera view with a guidance line on its touchscreen, allowing the driver to easily maneuver the truck in place so they can attach their trailer. It also has a top-down view to ensure the trailer hitch is exactly where it needs to be.
In addition to explaining how the various features in the Advanced Trailering Package works, this video also goes over some towing basics. For those who may not know how much weight their 2020 Chevrolet Silverado can tow, they can refer to the trailering label, which can be found on the inside of the driver’s side doorjamb of all 2020 Silverados. As a reminder, the Silverado has a max towing capacity of 13,400 pounds when properly equipped and a trailer tongue weight rating of 930 pounds.
This video also explains what spring bars and sway bars are used for in towing and reminds owners to ensure their trailering chains and electrical connections are properly secured and not dragging on the ground.
Need some help with towing in your 2020 Chevrolet Silverado? Check out the helpful how-to video embedded below.