Why the payload is only 1300 lb?

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1300 lb is even less than a minivan right?
 

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In the old days half ton pickup meant you could carry a half a ton, or 1000 pounds. 1300 pounds is better than a half a ton. Though this really falls short of the F150 Lightning's 2235 pounds of payload. This makes me second guess whether I want a Silverado EV as I'm planning to tow an Airstream and put stuff in the truck bed and cab. 1300 pounds isn't much at all.
 

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In the old days half ton pickup meant you could carry a half a ton, or 1000 pounds. 1300 pounds is better than a half a ton. Though this really falls short of the F150 Lightning's 2235 pounds of payload. This makes me second guess whether I want a Silverado EV as I'm planning to tow an Airstream and put stuff in the truck bed and cab. 1300 pounds isn't much at all.
If towing, the hitch or tongue weight will have to be added to the payload.

So the largest Airstream has a tongue weight of 1000 lbs - leave you just 300lbs in payload.

Not much you can carry on top of that....

Even the Lightning would be pressed to max out pretty quickly if you take multiple passengers plus cargo in the bed...

My Lariat Lightning is 1900 lbs max.
 

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If towing, the hitch or tongue weight will have to be added to the payload.

So the largest Airstream has a tongue weight of 1000 lbs - leave you just 300lbs in payload.
My airstream is a 1966 Tradewind, so about 4500 pounds and under 500 pounds tongue weight before loading stuff into it. Payload also includes passengers, right? Yeah, we will have to be careful if we end up with a Silverado. I’m guessing the big 400 mile battery probably steals from the payload capacity and a smallee battery might give you more payload capacity, but less range.
 

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My airstream is a 1966 Tradewind, so about 4500 pounds and under 500 pounds tongue weight before loading stuff into it. Payload also includes passengers, right? Yeah, we will have to be careful if we end up with a Silverado. I’m guessing the big 400 mile battery probably steals from the payload capacity and a smaller battery might give you more payload capacity, but less range.
Yes, exactly!

The batteries are heavy, increase GVWR and reduces overall payload.

I am looking at the standard range WT which compares to Ford's Pro trim which is the lightest overall weight and best payload range.
 

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Yes, exactly!

The batteries are heavy, increase GVWR and reduces overall payload.

I am looking at the standard range WT which compares to Ford's Pro trim which is the lightest overall weight and best payload range.
Yeah, but I need the batteries to be able to tow more than 100 miles between charges. I may have to just buy an ICEr until the towing capacities and payload are sufficient. But the Silverado EV ads do show them towing an Airstream…
 

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Yeah, but I need the batteries to be able to tow more than 100 miles between charges. I may have to just buy an ICEr until the towing capacities and payload are sufficient. But the Silverado EV ads do show them towing an Airstream…
Just like Ford that showed towing a massive Airstream in their Lightning marketing but never saying how much range is impacted.

Does GM make a hybrid truck like the Ford PowerBoost hybrid ??
 

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Just like Ford that showed towing a massive Airstream in their Lightning marketing but never saying how much range is impacted.

Does GM make a hybrid truck like the Ford PowerBoost hybrid ??
They used to, but I think they stopped as it hardly helped.
 
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