Lawnsite Members, I think I have been understanding something wrong and I know rules and regs vary from state to state so this may only apply to New York companies but feel free to let me know what FACTS you know, not what you may think is right. Ok, I own an 06 F-250 with a GVWR of 9400lbs and Ford's GCWR of 15000lbs leaving 9300lbs of towing, again according to Ford. The only number that is on the truck is the GVWR (unless i missed something). So lets use this scenario. Using the truck above lets say i have enough load in the bed and from the tongue of a trailer to give a total weight of 9000lbs. Now hook up a 12,500lb GVWR dump trailer loaded to 12,000lbs of total weight. Combined this gives me 21,000lbs which is way over Fords stated GCWR in their manual. Lets say there happens to be a check point where they are checking weights of any commercial vehicle with DOT#'s. Your truck is not over GVWR and your trailer is also not over GVWR but according to Ford this is overloaded due to going past fords GCWR. Is this a setup for fines, tickets, etc.....??? or since the GCWR is not listed can nothing be done? Any insight is apprecitated.