2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss

Bids & Comments 2020ChevroletSilveradoTrail Boss 4x4

TFL’s Take: Time to let another one of our best-loved trucks go to a new home. Our Trail Boss quickly became our go-to truck for towing, logistics, back-up, and road trips. The 5.3L V8 did everything we asked of it. The 10-speed transmission was up to the task whether we were crawling up 13,000-foot mountain off-road mountain passes, Moab trails, or hauling heavy on the IKE Gauntlet™ towing test. Of all the vehicles we bought new for our 2020 long-term tests, this Trail Boss racked up the most mileage by the thousands because it was our team’s default first-choice to use. It can be your go-to truck now.


  • 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab Z71 Trail Boss
  • Red exterior with black accents. Black interior with wood trim accents
  • 5.3L V8 EcoTec3 gas engine. 355 hp @ 5,600 rpm; 383 ft-lb. torque @ 4,100 rpm
  • 4-HI/4-LO transfer case
  • G80 automatic locking rear differential
  • Aux transmission cooler
  • Underbody skid plates
  • Hill Descent control, Tow/Haul Mode setting, StabiliTrak, stability control system with Proactive Roll Avoidance and traction control, includes electronic trailer sway control and hill start assist.
  • 24-gallon fuel tank
  • EPA 16 city/21 hwy/18 combined
  • 5-passenger
  • Tinted windows
  • Leather seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Power front seats
  • Power mirrors/windows/rear window
  • Dual zone A/C heat for front seats
  • Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay
  • Cruise control
  • Heated steering wheel
  • All-weather rubber floor mats
  • Remote start
  • USB, 12-volt and 110-power outlets, front and rear
  • Factory-installed spray-in bedliner
  • remote locking tailgate with backup camera
  • 110v power outlet in rear of bed
  • Factory-installed 2-inch receiver hitch with 4- and 7-pin connector wiring
  • Factory-installed trailer-brake controller
  • Hitch guidance
  • 9,500 lbs. max towing capacity. Check out its performance on the IKE Gauntlet™ here.
  • 3.23 axle ratio
  • 1,685 lbs. max payload
  • 7,000 GVWR
  • 2-inch factory lift, Rancho shocks
  • Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac AT tires on four corners, size LT275/65R18.
  • Full-size spare (not matching)
  • LED fog lamps
  • 2 scheduled oil changes performed since new. No issues found.


  • Scratches on the plastic on the lower inside rear doors.
  • Small scratches on top of dash
  • Scratch on outside of driver’s side-view mirror
  • Scratch on top of tailgate.
  • Front bumper repainted after being scratched by another vehicle

This Auction Has Ended
Ended On: January 13, 2021 at 3:29 pm

Auction expired without reaching reserve price

Auction expired without reaching reserve price

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Bidding History
January 12, 2021 6:48 pm $39,100.00
January 7, 2021 8:35 am $39,000.00
January 6, 2021 4:47 pm $36,100.00
January 6, 2021 11:34 am $36,000.00
January 6, 2021 11:15 am $32,900.00
January 6, 2021 10:45 am $28,000.00
January 6, 2021 10:43 am $9,000.00
January 6, 2021 9:54 am $8,000.00
January 6, 2021 8:37 am $6,250.00
January 6, 2021 8:30 am $6,000.00
January 6, 2021 7:37 am $5,500.00
January 6, 2021 7:33 am $5,250.00
January 6, 2021 6:58 am $5,000.00
January 6, 2021 6:56 am $1,300.00
January 6, 2021 6:49 am $1,000.00
Auction started January 6, 2021 4:59 am
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  1. Daytrader

    Reserve not met at over $39k. I have seen this new for not much more. Will it be listed with a lower reserve?

    • TFL Grant

      No it will not. The reserve price already factors in the 5% buyer’s fee to arrive at a fair price for the truck.

    • Daytrader

      Thanks, I’ll keep an eye on future auctions.

  2. akgerman

    I’m trying to figure out why anyone would want to buy or sell a truck on here…that 5% take is massive dead weight loss. seller has to be willing to take less, buyer willing to pay more…on BaT the value added, I suppose, is the information everyone shares (crowd sourcing)? but mostly it seems it creates a marketplace for rare or special cars and trucks? It seems if a car clears the market here (sells) it’s gone for too much or too little than comparative ones a well researched buyer would find in the broader marketplace. What value does TFL bids add? Trucks are a VERY liquid market. I know for a fact the Hummer was $3k too cheap, it only cleared because of that and it was so old. Let me know what i’m missing. what value does TFL add? thanks!

    • TFL Grant

      It’s an auction site, not a listings site. Every auction has a buyer’s fee and many have a seller’s fee to list their vehicle. We advise everyone who lists with us to set a reserve price somewhere between a trade-in price and a fair asking price that factors in the 5% fee. The risk-reward for the seller is that he or she may get more money for their vehicle than a trade-in. But the vehicle won’t sell for less than the trade-in. The risk-reward for the bidder is they may be able to get a great truck at a fair price without getting ripped off at a dealership. It’s not for everyone, but for those who get it, they have no problem with it.

    • akgerman

      Real life example. I was offered $34,000 for my 2017 4 Runner Off Road on a trade in, buying a 2020 JTR for $55,000. My taxes, in Boulder is 9%, but I get to deduct the trade in value.
      So, I pay 9% on $21,000, $1,890 in taxes. Now, I know that 4 Runner Trim and year and miles in a 500 mile radius of Boulder is being offered for sale, at best at $38,000. I should with some work be able to sell it for $37,000 all day long. You can debate what that work is, and what that’s worth, however, that $3,000 bonus I made selling it myself, isn’t worth it. Now I pay taxes on my JTR, the full amount, 9% on $55,000 is $4950, which is…$3,060 more than what I paid given I traded the 4 Runner in for $34,000. Extra work, for $60 in savings, and my 4 Runner is the cheapest sale in a 500 mine radius.

      My point is, at 9% sales tax, with the trade-in deduction, I’m willing to trade in my 4 Runner for $34k or sell it to a person for $37k ($1k cheaper than the lowest priced equivalent in a 500 mile radius). It seems impossible for me to ever sell on here.

      For a buyer, if they paid $37,500 for my 4 Runner (splitting the difference) they would actually be paying $39,375 all in. Why wouldn’t they just go buy the $38k or or $39k one at any of the dealers? Especially if they themselves have a car to trade in and would get all the benefits of my trade in example above? The used car market is heavily influnced by taxes trade-in deductions and, I would love, to use this site for buying or selling, it’s not something that’s econcomiclaly sound already, and especially if you charge 5%. It’s a war on two fronts. BaT, at least, sells unique and collectors cars. To sell or buy a car on here, either the participants have to be uneducated, and that for sure happens, or it has to be people buying or selling their rigs without doing some kind of trade in. Let me know!

    • akgerman

      The battle you’re facing, what anyone is facing, is the Dealerships get to deduct taxes on a trade in. In Boulder they basically can offer you 9% less on your trade in than what you can sell it for yourself and you’d be just as good assuming you’re buying a car that costs more than the one you’re trading in. In other states that may be 5%, but it’s priced in. Dealerships get to buy a car for 5% to 9% less than what the trade in is going for on the open market before the seller of the trade in even does the math on how much work they want to do to sell it. We need to get the law changed! OR big OR here..you all need to get dealership status, let us sell our cars on your site and get that tax deduction for our next purchase given we’ve sold it on here. Maybe we sell it to you and you sell it to the auction winner in one fell swoop?

    • TFL Grant

      So trade it in. Not everyone lives in Boulder, CO and can get that deal/tax write-off. I think using Boulder, CO for your example misses the point that TFL has a national audience–in fact the vast majority of TFL’s audience lives outside of the Rocky Mountain Region.

    • TFL Grant

      We bring a lot of attention to the trucks we sell here thanks to exposure through the millions of combined viewers on TFLcar and TFLtruck. Credit BaT for what they’ve built. We believe we can build a similar audience with the deep reservoir of knowledge we’ve gleaned from TFL as well as our engaged audience. We’re patient.

  3. TFL Grant

    Bidders, when bidding reaches the reserve price, I’ll announce it here in the Comments section. Also, make sure to refresh your browser every 30 seconds or so to make sure you’re seeing the latest bid. If a bid comes in right before the auction expires, the auction automatically adds 3 minutes to the auction.

  4. Silverado86

    So does the 5% buyers premium go towards the price of the vehicle or just a few you guys collect 🤔?

    • TFL Grant

      The 5% buyer’s premium is on top of the winning bid and goes to TFLbids in a separate transaction. It will be charged to the winning bidder upon winning the auction.

    • Silverado86

      Should probably change that policy why should you guys get 5% on top when its your own vehicle being sold

    • TFL Grant

      I’m sorry, were we supposed to operate this site for free? The sale price of the truck brings no money to the work and costs associated with setting up and running TFLbids.com. Second, not charging the buyer’s fee is not fair to other sellers and bidders who are selling and buying other vehicles. The fair thing to do is to treat everyone equally.

    • Silverado86

      Should just be a fee for the person selling it like eBay

    • TFL Grant

      We’re not interested in being another eBay.

  5. Drew04

    What was the MSRP when new?

  6. jperovich

    You have vented front seats? Can you verify, I didn’t know it was available on the trail boss

    • TFL Grant

      Thanks for asking. I double-checked and you are correct: Heated only. Listing has been updated.

  7. Automator59

    Is this a reserve auction?

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