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Old 04-03-2013, 07:14 PM   #61
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:17 PM   #62
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On a side note when I bought my Mini Lite 2306 in Ohio I hauled it home and went to the DMV a few days later. The lady behind the counter asked me what the GVW of the TT was and I told her I wasn't sure to the pound but it should be in all the papers that I had just handed her. She looked than asked again. I said I don't know let me call my wife and have her get the numbers off of the side of the TT. I called and got the numbers and when I told the DMV lady she said "I'm going to add 1,000 lbs just so you don't have to worry about staying legal. She had no idea I was a cop.

I later found out that the registration cost is based on GVW and when she moved me up it cost me an extra $50.00. Go figure, I now most likely own the highest registered gross weight Mini Lite 2306 in the country. What kind of state do I live in, pick your own weight?

Isn't that the way it always is?

In my last reply I thought about mentioning the GVW at registration is just another tax... not really a safety issue.

Think about it... in states like MD, you can go to the DMV, register your TV at whatever weight you're willing to pay. Now your'e legal. Who cares about the GVWR sticker?

Ladies and Gentlemen... I rest my case.

Be safe out there Wolfpack.

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Old 04-03-2013, 07:18 PM   #63
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:20 PM   #64
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Nope!! That's Perrrrrrfect!!!
Makes it steer better.

Thats what the truck I saw today looked like!
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:22 PM   #65
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So this would be bad ?
Now thats the one that the real weight police ought to be chasing down!
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:22 PM   #66
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And just how do you determine an overload condition caused the accident?
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:31 PM   #67
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The way I understand GCWR and GAWR ratings is that you can load the front or rear axle to it's maximum, but you cannot load the front + rear to greater than the GVWR. The following is from the the Government of BC:

- The front and rear GAWR's added together will always be great than the GVWR.

- You cannot exceed any of the three ratings.

http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/cvse/vehicle...R_brake_DL.pdf

For example, say your GAWR is 10,000 lbs, your rear GCWR is 7,000 lbs and front GCWR is 4,500 lbs. If you load your rear axle to 7,000 lbs, then you can only load the front axle to 3,000 lbs max.

Without spending more time looking on the internet, I'm pretty certain that this is the way it is. If anyone can find governmental or vehicle manufacturer's info. that refutes this, I'd like to see it.

Sorry, but if anyone thinks they can safely load their TV to front GCWR + rear GCWR, they are dead wrong. Why anyone would do that is beyond me.

Glad there is an officer of the law here to help clarify some things.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:45 PM   #68
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I wonder if he got the " yeah its half ton towable!"
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And just how do you determine an overload condition caused the accident?
Someone please explain.
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I wonder if he got the " yeah its half ton towable!"
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Yeah, but its a FORD.
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