V8 Power, Off-Road Ability And Towing? This Chevy Silverado Trail Boss Truck Checks All The Boxes!

2021 chevy silverado 1500 trail boss towing off-road

This brand new Chevy Silverado Trail Boss is unique; combining good off-road capability with powerful towing abilities. Sweet!

Our friend Tim just bought this brand-new Chevy Silverado Trail Boss. It is very unique among regular Trail Bosses as it was ordered special from the factory. To be specific, it’s a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss, with the long-bed option, off-road (trail-boss) package, and a 6.2-liter V8. It’s painted in Satin steel-metallic, and it has (pretty much) the base interior.

Keep in mind: this brand-new Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss is (currently) one of GM’s most capable half-ton trucks, but it’s not known for serious towing. Still, owner Tim wanted it equipped with a gooseneck receiver. This half-ton is rated to tow 8,500 lbs (gooseneck), and 9,000 lbs regular towing. It is also rated at 1,558 lbs of maximum payload. That may seem like paltry numbers for a half-ton truck that’s dedicated to towing, but this truck can off-road too.

It has a factory two-inch lift and it sports Rancho shocks. Goodyear Wrangler Territory M/T tires are also part of this package. Along with the rear locker, low-range transfer case, and other Trail Boss packaging, it sure doesn’t look like a towing rig.

This brand-new Chevy Silverado Trail Boss has excellent running gear

The 420 horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 makes 460 lb-ft of torque, normally, but Tim ordered the GM intake and exhaust system which is said to add power (up to 15 hp). It’s hooked up to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

TFLstudios owned a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss, and we absolutely loved it. It was rock-solid reliable, towed well, and was impressive off-road. Honestly, many of us miss that truck, and we look at Tim’s new acquisition and rub our chins in contemplation.

In this video, Andre takes us on a tour of Tim’s brand-new Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss, and he shows all of us exactly what he means by it being unique.

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.