2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Still Useful for Hauling Even If It Doesn't Fit in the Bed

February 27, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Crew cabs are great...if you're hauling people. They're not so great when you need to carry stuff in the bed, especially really, really long stuff.

That doesn't mean it can't be done. Getting these 16-foot-long pieces of baseboard home from the lumber yard in our 2014 Chevy Silverado merely required a little twine and enough faith in my fellow drivers that no one would do anything stupid. The fact that I only had to make two turns to get home helped, too.

At first I figured I would route the boards through the rear window and hang them off the back of the tailgate, but then I realized that our Silverado doesn't have a sliding rear window. So it was on to plan B, and thankfully there were no incidents on the way home.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 16,038 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in VA is:

$110 per month*
* Explanation