Trailering Camera System Available for Silverado
At Ray Chevrolet, we love the towing power of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD. We are more than happy to use this bad-boy unassisted to tow our boats to the river or lake and our motorbikes to our favorite off-road spots. Of course, Chevy wouldn’t leave us completely to our own devices. They’ve got safe and accurate towing covered with their state-of-the-art camera trailering system.
New and Improved
Chevy trailering already had a whole lot going for it, like a towing and hauling capacity of 13,000 to 14,500 pounds, thanks to a 6.0-liter V8 turbo engine, but it got even better with some new improvements. The Silverado’s trailering camera system has gotten so advanced that it almost takes the fun out of towing. Just kidding, of course, but it has eliminated a heck of a lot of guesswork. While the system has always been topnotch, Chevy, in all probability, will never stop improving it.
The power-extending trailer tow mirrors are an improvement to side visibility to be sure, but the Advanced Trailering System provides no less than 15 different camera angles for viewing. This is accessed through the center touchscreen. These camera angles are monitored on eight cameras. Check out the overhead view if you like, or keep an eye on those troublesome blindspots as well as the hitch or your cargo lying snugly in the truck bed.
Perhaps the most high tech and impressive feature is the invisible trailer view. Using the views from multiple cameras, the driver is able to see through whatever it is they’re towing, be it boat, camper, or trailer. The bigger the tow load the less stress on the driver when given the full viewing range available from the camera trailering system.
The Trailer App lets the driver check up on tire pressure and brake lights. It can also be used in conjunction with the ASA In-Command Control system. This gives the driver even more information on things like water tank levels, as well as control of heating, AC, and power slideout features.
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD model is the souped-up version of the Silverado 1500 which comes with a 6.0-liter V8 turbo engine that delivers 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. It’s got great tech too, like a power driver seat with lumbar support, remote keyless entry, and some choice voice-activated apps.