Chevrolet Silverado: Trailer Towing / Parking on Hills

Chevrolet Silverado 2019-2024 Owners Manual / Driving and Operating / Trailer Towing / Parking on Hills


To prevent serious injury or death, always park your vehicle and trailer on a level surface when possible.

When parking your vehicle and your trailer on a hill:

  1. Press the brake pedal, but do not shift into P (Park) yet. Turn the wheels into the curb if facing downhill or into traffic if facing uphill.
  2. Have someone place chocks under the trailer wheels.
  3. Gradually release the brake pedal to allow the chocks to absorb the load of the trailer.
  4. Reapply the brake pedal. Then apply the parking brake and shift into P (Park).
  5. Release the brake pedal.

Leaving After Parking on a Hill

  1. Apply and hold the brake pedal.
    • Start the engine.
    • Shift into a gear.
    • Release the parking brake.
  2. Let up on the brake pedal.
  3. Drive slowly until the trailer is clear of the chocks.
  4. Stop and have someone pick up and store the chocks.

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