GMC Details on Trailering in Cochrane, AB
Every GMC truck, SUV, and van get explicitly built for trailering and comes equipped with features you can rely on for hauling heavy loads or long hauls. Whether it is big or small, with the right package outfitted on your reliable GMC, you don't fritter, and the job gets done.
Trucks and SUVs are used more than ever to ferry families and their toys to far-off places. GMC recognizes the people's growing demands and is looking for ways to make that experience better. Our GMC new inventory meets your commanding lists when looking to towing larger objects, such as campers or enclosed trailers.
The key to finding the best pickup truck or SUV for you depends on knowing what you're looking for. Learn more about terms and trailering below.
GROSS COMBINATION WEIGHT RATING (GCWR)
The maximum permitted weight for the truck, trailer, all equipment, total payload, gasoline, fluids, and occupants, as established by the manufacturer. The gross combination weight rating is the fully stocked and road-ready setup.
GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING (GVWR)
The maximum permissible weight of the vehicle, specified by the manufacturer, includes all of its contents, gasoline, optional equipment, and occupants-the tongue weight or kingpin weight gets considered when trailering.
GROSS TRAILER WEIGHT
The weight of a loaded trailer is referred to as the Gross Trailer Weight.
Curb Weight is also known as vehicle weight. It is the weight of an empty vehicle, without payload or driver, with standard equipment and a full fuel tank, coolant, and oil.
The Axle Ratio connects the revolutions per minute of the driveshaft and the revolutions per minute of the drive axle. Rear-axle ratios are utilized to tightly tune a truck to satisfy load hauling and performance demands.
Higher numerical ratios (such as 4.10) increase engine rpm proportional to road speed, resulting in increased load-carrying capacity but less road speed and a loss in fuel efficiency. Adding a low ratio (e.g., 3.23) operates in the opposite way, resulting in lower engine RPMs relative to road speed but less towing power and fuel efficiency.
TRAILER TONGUE WEIGHT/KINGPIN WEIGHT
Tongue Weight or Kingpin Weight refers to the different weights put on the hitch ball or fifth-wheel hitch.
GMC Trailering Details at Cochrane GM
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