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Old 04-03-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
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Towing over TV payload

What do you think the percentage is of people who tow over the gvwr of the TV?
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:36 AM   #2
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Unscientific guess. About 25%.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:40 AM   #3
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40 percent.
And 30 percent of those don't know it


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Old 04-03-2013, 10:41 AM   #4
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I'm within the towing capacity of my truck but over the gross combined weight by about 100 lbs when fully loaded wife, firewood, etc.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:59 AM   #5
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I believe that more tow over their GCWR before they hit their GVWR. I know I am!
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:00 AM   #6
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My gut says 50% tow over one or more rating.

I just look around at the TV/TT combos at the state parks we visit on which to base that 50% number. And, I think only 10% of those know it.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:11 AM   #7
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I am fortunate to live close to a scale. Very easy to check GCWR as I leave for a trip. I'm close but not over. Good to know where I stand.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:11 AM   #8
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I think Ron (turbo) and Scott (triguy) have it right. I believe it's a pretty high percentage and few know it.

Frustratingly, I think some of those are willingly ignoring it (don't want to weigh or learn about weights). "It was built to tow - it'll be fine." (actual quote, sadly)
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:13 AM   #9
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I am fortunate to live close to a scale. Very easy to check GCWR as I leave for a trip. I'm close but not over. Good to know where I stand.
You're right - GCWR is pretty easy. GVWR takes a little more work (you gotta weigh, drop the camper in a parking spot and weigh again and then re-hook on).

I think I'm going to make more of a habit of weighing to get a feeling for GCWR, just to see how our packing makes a difference.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:22 AM   #10
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I did it with my Titan until I got on here and read about all of it. I new about weights but not enough. I was always over my titans gvwr but never over gcwr. I now have a tundra with a higher gvwr and am within all my limits. But I will admit I had no idea until I read on here. And because of that I would think 50% of people are over and most have no idea like me at first.
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