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Old 07-19-2013, 08:00 PM
32vld 32vld is offline
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Originally Posted by 32vld View Post
Page timed me out.

2014 crew cab 1500, 5.3, 4wd, weighs 5,104 lbs. Has a GVWR 7,200 lbs. Limits one to a 2,800 Trailer weight + load weight.

2013 reg cab V8, GVWR is 6,400. Puts you at a 3,400 lbs.

How many 1,500 lb mowers are you trailering?
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Originally Posted by ProStreetCamaro View Post
From my understanding it is simply the rated combined weight of truck and trailer added together. So a truck with a rating of 7200 and a single axle trailer with a rating of 3000 = 10,200 = needs DOT numbers.
I did not write clearly. It is not the weight of the truck + the weight of the trailer.

It is the GVWR ( truck weight + rated load weight) + Weight of trailer + load rating of the trailer = GCWR.

A truck with GWVR of 7,000 lbs will be over the weight with a trailer that has a load rating of 3,000 lbs.

Because the GCWR has to include the actual weight of the trailer along with the weight carrying capacity of the trailer.

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