Auto transportation for a Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab is no easy feat; the truck is very large, but most auto transportation companies should be able to find a carrier given enough time and plenty of money, which it will certainly cost. In this article we’ll briefly discuss the history of the Silverado, what current models (as of 2012) are in production, their various sub-models and their features, and what you can expect while searching for an auto transportation company to actually ship one.
Debuting in 1998, the Silverado has been a major seller for Chevy and is currently their most popular brand of pickup. Though it has changed over the years, the Silverado is still available in three models, the 1500, 2500 and 3500, and a fourth Hybrid model is being introduced. Each lineup is further broken down into various package configurations. On the 2500HD, there are three basic models: the Regular Cab, Crew Cab and Extended Cab, and each has further models. This article will focus on the 2500HD Crew Cab, the largest of the 2500 models; it has three further sub-models, the WT, LT and LTZ. Some auto transportation companies will ask you which specific model you own, while other auto transportation companies will group them all together; still, it’s best to give your auto transportation representative as much information as they ask for, but have it all at your disposal just in case.
The WT features a Vortec 6.0L V8 engine standard with the option of upgrading to a 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 Duramax engine. It features a six-speed automatic transmission, a transfer case with a floor-mounted shifter, the Z85 handling/trailering suspension system, 3,247-lb standard payload, 17-inch steel wheels, and power door locks. The LT, in addition to or replacing certain features of the WT, includes an electronic transfer case with a rotary dial, an MP3-compatible CD player, SiriusXM Satellite Radio free for three trial months, power-adjustable and heated outside mirrors, power windows, premium cloth seating, 17-inch machined-aluminum wheels and OnStar for six months. The LTZ features body-color, power-folding-and-adjustable heated mirrors, an automatic-locking rear differential, custom leather-appointed front bucket seats, a Bose-powered sound system, USB ports and 18-inch forged-aluminum wheels.
The Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab is the largest 2500 available, and as such can be a pain for auto transportation companies to ship. It is especially difficult if yours has had any modifications (such as a lift kit), but as it is not as large as the 3500 you should be alright. Usually you’d be looking at anywhere from $150-$250 in overweight and oversize auto transportation fees (this is standard regardless of which auto transportation company you decide to book with). Auto transportation for a Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab will usually be more expensive than any car you may be shipping, but it’s worth it if you need to move it. The 2500HD Crew Cab is not an easy vehicle for an auto transportation company to ship, and availability may be limited for auto transportation carriers who can haul something that large, so be prepared to wait a week or two if need be. Every auto transportation company we work with will work their hardest to find an auto transportation carrier for your truck, but be prepared to wait a bit and pay a bit more for the auto transportation service.
Regardless of where you’re shipping to or from, though, American Auto Shipping is here to help. Simply fill out our free online auto transportation quote request form and you’ll receive an instant quote. We clear all our carriers for reliability ahead of time, and we make sure they are all fully licensed, bonded and insured before we ever allow them to pick up your car. You can also speak to one of our own live representatives simply by calling our toll-free telephone number. So go ahead, give us a call, or fill out our free quote form, and find out what American Auto Shipping can do for you and your auto transportation needs.