Sierra HD owners can have package added
The ability to pull heavily loaded trailers and equipment is a major reason why models like the GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 are so popular at Don Wheaton. Without question, the full-size pickup truck class of the is the most hotly contested segment in the global automotive industry. Every truck-builder, including GMC, is looking for the next innovation to give them a leg up on the competition. An upgraded towing system is available as dealer-added fifth-wheel for the 2016 GMC Sierra heavy duty series of pickup trucks. Owners will instantly see an impressive increase in maximum towing capability.
“GMC’s reputation was forged on the ability to perform heavy work with a premium touch, and this new option does more to make that work comfortable and confident. With a 112-year legacy of professional-grade trucks behind them, the entire Sierra lineup handles the toughest tasks with the utmost ease.”
— Mark Alger, brand manager, GMC in Canada.
What comes with the GMC Gooseneck/Fifth-Wheel?
For a minimal investment, an owner of the 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 or 3500 can added the Gooseneck/Fifth-Wheel towing system to the truck. The optional upgrade package includes a frame-mounted hitch platform as well as a tray which fits a gooseneck ball hitch or fifth-wheel hitch mounting brackets. Most competitors that add a fifth-wheel setup permanently mount the attach connecting plate in the bed of the pickup. This naturally will take up space otherwise used for hauling.
In the 2016 Sierra heavy duty series, the dealer-added fifth-wheel attachment plate is mounted under the cargo bed. Additionally, the hitch is removable so the full hauling capacity can be used at all times.
How much will the fifth-wheel for the 2016 Sierra HD pull?
GMC engineers built the dealer-added fifth-wheel towing package for the 2016 Sierra to SAE J2807 standards. When properly equipped a:
- 2500HD model will pull up to 18,000 pounds
- 3500HD version with single rear wheels has a max rating of 17,500 lbs.
- Dual-rear-wheel model of the 3500HD will trailer up to 23,200 lbs.
If you would like to learn more about the Fifth-wheel/Gooseneck towing package for the 2016 GMC Sierra HD series, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.