View Full Version : how much weight can I pull with my truck???

03-02-2005, 05:57 PM
I was wondering how much weight I can safely pull with my truck without killing it, this is the info about my truck. 2005 GMC Canyon Crew Cab....

Crew Cab 4WD Max Trailer/Towing Capacity lbs.** 4000
(Automatic Transmission Ratings with Ball Hitch)


GVWR lbs. 5300
Curb weight lbs. 3802
Payload lbs. 1498

I dont want to get a trailer too small, I want to get the biggest that I can get w/o killing my truck. My ideal trailer would be able to pull 2 exmark ZTR's...approx. 1100-1200 lbs. each. (Is it just the total of trailer weight and ZTR's weight cannot exceed 4000 lbs.???) thanks for the help.


03-02-2005, 06:43 PM
The 4000 lbs. means that your trailer (loaded) can't exceed 4000lbs.

If you go over that, you run the risk of having to be responsible in a wreck if you are over weight, even if you did not cause the wreck.

03-02-2005, 08:07 PM
It surprises me that GM didn't put more "go" in these pickups. If I recall 220 horse is it (5 cylinder). With the 6 cylinder in the Envoy/Trailblazer at 275 I would think that would be a logical motor to put in the Canyon.

03-02-2005, 08:39 PM
Want to see something funny about towing? Here you go.


03-02-2005, 09:03 PM
thanks for that video Smalltimer1, thats the kinda of thing that I was trying to avoid by asking this question. also thanks for the answer. oh yeah ksss it is a 5 cylinder, I kinda regret getting it now that I am stating my own business but it is a nice truck. I just wish it was more powerful. oh well, I guess that I will learn from this mistake. Next truck will be bigger and better. Thanks again.