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Bed Specs for a 2001 Chevy Silverado

by Harry Havemeyer

Chevrolet's Silverado is a full-size pickup truck model that competes squarely against the Ford F-150 line of pickup trucks. Chevrolet offers many equipment combinations on the vehicle, including truck beds of varying lengths.

Engines

The 2001 model year line of Silverado full-size trucks offer three different engines. The base engine is a 4.3L V-6 generating 200 horsepower. The smaller of the two V-8 engines is a 5.3L producing 285 horsepower, while the 6.0L V-8 has a maximum output of 300 horsepower.

Capacities

The Chevrolet Silverado has a maximum towing capacity ranging from 8,300 to 10,300 lbs. Maximum payload capacity in this pickup truck varies between 1,425 and 3,275 lbs. The maximum Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, which is cargo weight plus vehicle curb weight, ranges from 6,100 to 8,600 lbs for this series of Chevrolet trucks.

Bed Dimensions

Chevrolet offers the 2001 Silverado with a short bed or a long bed, with no option for a style side available. The beds retain the same dimensions with the exception of length; they both measure 19.5-inches deep and 60.2-inches wide from wall to wall with a 50-inch width between the wheel wells. The short bed has an overall length of 78.7 inches, while the long bed's length expands to 97.6 inches.

About the Author

Harry Havemeyer began writing in 2000. He has written articles for the "San Antonio Express-News" and the "Tulane Hullabaloo." Havemeyer holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and philosophy from Tulane University.

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