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Old 05-02-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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Can't find GCWA

I've been looking since i've owned this truck, 2008, Dakota, 4x4 crew cab with 4.7 motor and 3.92:1 gears for it's GCWA, It has a tow rating of 7000, and a GVW of 6010, so guessing does that make the GCWA 13010?
Our current trl weighs in at about 6400 with 5800 being axle weight and our scaled weight gross is 12060.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:21 PM   #2
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2008 Dodge Dakota 4WD Crew Cab Laramie Specifications-Vehix

I got 11,700 pounds from this site with the Laramie package.

If your camper does indeed weigh 6400 and you have a 700 pound tongue weight, you are at your max tongue weight (670 pounds)

As weighed you combine at 12,060 pounds (overloaded here too by 360 pounds). Subtract the 6400 pound camper and your truck weighs 5660 pounds, under your max gross of 6010.

Since you don't mention it I assume that you weighed with your tow bars in place. This could be hiding your true tongue weight by shifting it to your camper's wheels and your truck's front axle. You would need to weigh again without the bars connected to be sure.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:23 AM   #3
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Lou; Thanks but the weights that site gives if way off from what dodge has for my truck, and they make no reference to gearing difference for different towing capacities. For some reason 12000 sticks in my head as the GCWA for my truck but I can't find it. If it is 12000, the I'm about 200 over. Also I do use a WDH and it puts about 40% on front and 60% on rear. The 600 tongue is an est. weight.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:35 PM   #4
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Remember that the WD hitch does NOT reduce tongue weigth. It just redistributes the force. The hitch still "sees" the entire load.

Like a lever and fulcrum, the force is distributed differently on each end; but the fulcrum sees it all.
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