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Old January 10th, 2012, 08:48 PM   #1
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I don't understand the jargon in the book about GVWR and GCR and all that jazz.

It's an '04 F-150 4x4
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I want to know what I can be going across the scales with a trailer, full tank of fuel, people and gear. Help please.
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look at the drive door or door jam should have gcw gvwr
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Old January 10th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #3
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GVWR is gross vehicle weight rating. it means how much the vehicle can weigh by itself. example my 2500 has a GVWR of 9200 lbs. the truck weighs around 5500 empty so that means i can have up to 3700 lbs of cargo in the truck.

GCWR is gross combined weight rating. this is how much the truck can total out when pulling a trailer. in my case thats around 19,200 lbs. which means i can pull up to a 10,000 lb trailer with a fully loaded truck.
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so my GVWR is 7200 lbs. so that plus cargo and all that shit cannot exceed the GCWR? Is that correct?
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means that truck and cargo has to be less than 7200 only when hauling a trailer does a gcwr come into effect
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