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Questions and answers about truck weight capacities

Q. What is my vehicle's Gross Vehicle Weight Rating?

Q. How is GVWR determined?

Q. Where do I find a vehicle GVWR?

Q. What is rated cargo load?

Q. What is Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR)

Q. What is towing capacity?

This site includes a Free VIN decoder to GVWR. The data also Identifies whether the truck is manufactured from the factory as complete or incomplete. If it is incomplete then it receives a body from an up fitter or dealer post truck factory.

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A. GVWR is assigned to each specific vehicle by the manufacturer. It is the total load carrying capacity including weight of vehicle with maximum capacity of all fluids necessary for operation, passengers [150 pounds per seating capacity] and payload.

A. GVWR is found on a sticker affixed to the frame of the driver door by the manufacturer. There may be a secondary sticker with a new weight rating if a modifier has changed the GVWR.

A. Rated cargo load is the GVWR minus the weight of the vehicle.

A. GCWR is the total allowable combined weight limit that the tow vehicle and trailer together is rated for by the manufacturer.

A. Maximum Trailer Weight Rating is assigned by the vehicle manufacturer and is the maximum amount of weight you can confidently and safely trailer. MTWR is affected by engine horsepower and torque, axle ratio, wheelbase length, transmission type, cooling capacity etc..

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