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Old 02-07-2016, 03:19 PM   #81
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It's a 2015 K2500 model.

One of first that came out. Bought it in late Feb, 2014.
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Old 02-07-2016, 03:20 PM   #82
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ACTUAL 2015 2500 6.6L LTZ Weights

I happen to own a 2015 2500HD 6.6L LTZ (Crew Cab) and recently had it weighed at a CAT scale.

I personally weigh about 220Lbs. And the fuel tank was full. Here's all of my CAT Scale weights:

Steer Axle: 4820lbs
Drive Axle: 3060lbs
Gross Weight: 7880lbs.

My sticker weights are:
GVWR: 10000lbs
GCWR: 24500lbs
Front Axle Max: 5200
Rear Axle Max: 6200

To make things even more confusing, the VIN decoders all say that the rear axle is max rated at 6700lbs.

So - the max payload (according to the actual CAT scale numbers) is about 2120lbs.

But the rear axle has much more carrying capacity than that - either 3120lbs per the scales or 3620 per the VIN decoders.

I am a firm believer that the 10,000lb GVWR is a truck *just a licensing thing*. In Illinois, over 10K requires inspections and different plates. Others will scare you away from even approaching the max weight. I have pulled mine at max weight and it pulls like there is nothing back there.

Like I have said in other posts, choosing what to do is a personal - comfort decision type of thing.

Best of luck to you. If you'd like to compare notes (since I own the same exact truck) - PM me. I'd be happy to help because I was extremely confused as this played out early on too.

Bob

By the way: The VIN decoded 'weights' (supposedly weighed at the factory) were this for my truck:

Front Axle: 4511lbs
Rear Axle: 2872lbs
Combined: 7383lbs
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Old 02-07-2016, 03:25 PM   #83
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How about under the Yellow sticker to its right in the picture between the ground and rear door?
OK, no one at this website will ever again pay any attention to anything I say.

YES IT'S THERE.

I had to lie on the ground to see it.

Dang. Why isn't it on the door jam?

OK, two days wasting y'all's time. I have never felt so bad.

I am SO SORRY!

(Now.......this really only serves to confirm what everyone is telling me, that this truck won't pull my First Choice trailer very well)..........but at least I have the numbers.

5200 FGAWR, 6200 RGAWR.

I can't apologize enough.

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Old 02-07-2016, 03:27 PM   #84
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OK, no one at this website will ever again pay any attention to anything I say.

YES IT'S THERE.

I had to lie on the ground to see it.

Dang. Why isn't it on the door jam?

OK, two days wasting y'all's time. I have never felt so bad.

I am SO SORRY!

(Now.......this really only serves to confirm what everyone is telling me, that this truck won't pull my First Choice trailer very well)..........but at least I have the numbers.

5200 FGAWR, 6200 RGAWR.

I can't apologize enough.

No need to apologies.. Like I said I DID THE SAME THING..... I came on here asking where it was and looked all over.. Then I got my 6'3" @ss on the ground and finally found it by chance... I told you it was hidden! LOL
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Old 02-07-2016, 03:28 PM   #85
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Twenty times I looked. I can see everyone rolling eyes and saying 'This Goober doesn't need to be on MY roads pulling anything!!"

I wouldn't blame anyone for thinking that right now.

But it puts me back to square one.
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Twenty times I looked. I can see everyone rolling eyes and saying 'This Goober doesn't need to be on MY roads pulling anything!!"

I wouldn't blame anyone for thinking that right now.

But it puts me back to square one.
I looked around for days before i found mine.
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Problem loading to axle weights is those weight are static limits. While towing you can increase axle weights by as much as 30% during just normal driving. Example would be going down a hill or put on the brakes even increases it more and even going down the highway and the wind pushing down on the 5er. That is why the payload is less than axle limits.
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...this really only serves to confirm what everyone is telling me, that this truck won't pull my First Choice trailer very well...

It's not the pulling part that exceeds your truck's ratings. You have plenty of pulling power.

There is a feller here pulling a 42' 5er with a non HD payload F150. I'd much rather see your truck pulling a 5er that large than his.
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"I am a firm believer that the 10,000lb GVWR is a truck *just a licensing thing*"
I agree, something "special" about the 10000 lb figure?
On the farm we use a 3 axle truck, front axle= 11000 lbs, each rear axle= 20000 lbs, total GVW= 51000. Simple math?
The rear axle on a 2500= 6200, minus actual scale weight, about 3000, equals 3200 payload.
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I know my Chevy sales guy. I've talked to him this weekend. There is a chance......not huge but a chance........that there's a 3500 dually, loaded, that he'll trade me for......even money on payments, I'd just lose the 2 years I've made payments on this one, but get a new truck.

Then I can stop thinking about tow vehicles.

Find out in a day or two.
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