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2009 Chevy Workhorse Class-C Chassis Boosts Towing Capacity

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine

The 2009 Chevy Workhorse Class-C motorhome chassis offers a dramatic
increase in towing capacity that now allows RVers to tow most passenger
vehicles with a Class C coach. The Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) –
weight of loaded vehicle and what it’s towing) of the heavy-duty
version of the Chevy Workhorse cab chassis has been boosted from 17,600
lbs. to 20,000 lbs., while the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating – top
weight allowed for vehicle and payload) has been increased from 14,050
to 14,200 lbs., giving it best-in-class payload capacity.

Added to the boost in horsepower from 300 to 323 and torque
from 360 to 373 lb.-ft. from the 2007 to the 2008 model, this new
development for 2009 now gives the RVer more power and the ability to
take more with them. RVers who like the driving confidence and
maneuverability of Class C motorhomes can now tow all but the largest
cars, SUVs and trucks due to the 2009 model’s 20,000 lb. GCWR, which
allows up to 5,800 lbs. of safe towing capacity, depending upon the
manufacturer’s trailer hitch rating.

Chevy Workhorse Class C comfort is enhanced by the roomy cab
with a forward-mounted engine doghouse and large foot wells. This is
also made easier to access with wide step pads. The independent front
suspension contributes to a very comfortable ride along with the
upgraded seating.

Convenient features include easy-to-read instrument cluster and
redesigned radio/MP3 controls along with such touches as a front bumper
step for cleaning windshields, well-placed cup holders, oversized map
pockets and a driver information cluster that includes an oil life

Special safety features also include daytime running lights and
battery run down protection with retained accessory power. Further
providing peace of mind is Chevrolet’s 100,000-mile/5-year limited
powertrain warranty. Free emergency roadside service is also provided
for the same term. For more information visit Workhorse.

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