Originally Posted by joe_jeep
in the eyes of the law you didnt up the gvw at all?
i know that trailer with 2 cars/trucks on it puts you over gvw, possibly even gvcw.
why not swap the diesel into the dually and be legal?
GVWR stays the same on the truck which is 8,800. Gross vechicle combined weight is not rated by the truck, it is rated by the truck rating added to the trailer rating, which is seperate. I am currently licenced under 26,001 combined rating, which means I can legally tow a trailer with a 17,200 rating with my truck. The dually is rated at 10,500, so I would be stuck with only being able to tow a trailer with a 15,500 rating, which would be a loss.
Having a high gvwr on the truck only makes sense if you are hauling heavy loads in the truck. Higher GVWR limits trailer selection.
Being that the weight I haul is mostly in the trailer, it actually benefits me to have a lesser rated truck with a higher rated trailer. The truck never weighs more than 8,800 loaded, so I'm good.
Plus, I don't want a 4x4 and my family of four doesn't fit in a regular cab.