Originally Posted by rpgibbs
Can someone tell me what the different weight ratings are on my 2008 Lexington 283GTS. The ratings are as follows;
GVWR - 14500
GAWRR - 9500
GAWRF - 5000
UVW - 12500
GCWR - 20000
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The RR-Right Rear, LR-Left Rear, RF-Right Front, LF-Left Front
GVW: Gross Vehicle Weight
GVW Includes, Curb Weight, Cargo Weight, Persons weight
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) is the actual weight of the fully loaded vehicle or trailer, including all cargo, fluids, passengers, and optional equipment, as measured by a scale.
GVWR: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is the maximum number that the GVW or GTW should never exceed. GVWR is applied to trailers as well as vehicles, but you may see this rating referred to as the Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight
GTW: Gross Trailer Weight
GTW Includes, All GAW's, Tongue Weight or King Ping Weight, Weight on all deployed jacks
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) is the same as Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) when referring to a trailer. While GVW can be applied to tow vehicles and trailers, GTW makes it clear that we are speaking of a trailer.
GCW: Gross Combination Weight
GCW Includes, GVW of tow vehicle, GVW of towed vehicle
Gross Combination Weight (GCW) is the actual weight of the fully loaded tow vehicle plus the towed vehicle (trailer, car, boat, etc.), including all cargo, fluids, passengers, and optional equipment.
GCWR: Gross Combination Weight Rating
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) is the maximum number that the tow vehicle GVW plus towed vehicle GVW (or GTW) should never exceed.
GAW: Gross Axle Weight
Gross Axle Weight (GAW) is the actual weight placed on a single axle. Assuming a well-balanced vehicle, the GAW is then evenly distributed to all tires on that axle.
GAWR: Gross Axle Weight Rating
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) is the maximum number that the GAW of a single axle should never exceed. You may see the more specific RGAWR, when referring to the rear axle, or FGAWR, when referring to the front axle.
Tongue Weight or King Pin Weight
Tongue Weight (also called Tongue Load) is the actual weight pressing down on the hitch ball by the trailer. The recommended amount of Tongue Weight is 10-15% of the GTW.
Curb Weight Includes, Vehicle weight with standard equipment only, Full fuel tank weight, Full fresh water tank(s) weight, Full propane container weight, Equipment fluids weight
Curb Weight is the actual weight of a vehicle or trailer including all standard equipment, full fuel tanks, full fresh water tanks, full propane bottles, and all other equipment fluids, but before taking on any persons or personal cargo.
Dry Weight is the actual weight of a vehicle or trailer containing standard equipment without fuel, fluids, cargo, passengers, or optional equipment.
UVW: Unloaded Vehicle Weight
UVW Includes, Vehicle weight as manufactured at the factory, Full fuel tank weight, Equipment fluids weight
Unloaded Vehicle Weight (UVW) is the weight of a vehicle as manufactured at the factory. It includes full engine and generator fuel tanks and fluids, if applicable. It does not include cargo, water, propane, or dealer-installed accessories. Be aware that some manufacturers weigh each unit to determine UVW, while others provide only the average or estimated weight for each model.
Cargo Weight Includes, Personal cargo weight, Optional equipment weight, Tongue Weight or King Ping Weight
Cargo Weight is the actual weight of all items added to the Curb Weight of the vehicle or trailer. This includes personal cargo, optional equipment, and Tongue or King Pin Weight.
Payload Includes, Cargo Weight, Persons weight
Even though it does not include an R, Payload is a weight rating. It is the maximum weight that persons plus cargo should never exceed.