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Old 03-18-2014, 10:18 PM   #11
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I was told to find out the GCVW - total of the trailer and the truck. It's not posted anywhere. Is there NO GCVW when it's a TT?

The person who said to find out has a 5er so maybe it doesn't apply to me?
obviously, this "person" has things mixed up.

GCWR or Gross Combined Weight Rating, is give to the tow vehicle because it's the most that the combined vehicle/trailer can weight together.
it's to say how much max, the vehicle is capable of towing, including its own weight and the trailer's weight. this should be in the vehicle's owners manual.
if you posted info about your tow vehicle, we could help you figure it out.
year, make, model, if truck(cab size, bed size), engine size, trans., rear end ratio, 4x2 or 4x4, factory tow package or not.

GVWR or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, is a max number that each on their own separately can weigh. you'll find a GVWR number for vehicle and one for the trailer. the trailer's GVWR is the "dry" weight number plus the CCC.
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:37 PM   #12
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It seems then that since I pull a TT, the GCVW has to do with the truck (what it can pull = truck GVWR + TT GVWR). I'll check the truck manual (looks like a door stop kinda book or a lethal weapon)

MillerTime - yes, it's 8850 on the TT sticker - GVWR

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sail2liv - will do...thanks

Thanks guys - I'm a lady who's new to this truck stuff so not as familiar with it as you so your help is really appreciated.
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Your on the right track now! Good luck!

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Old 03-18-2014, 11:39 PM   #14
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It seems then that since I pull a TT, the GCVW has to do with the truck (what it can pull = truck GVWR + TT GVWR).
the GCWR doesn't necessarily mean that the truck can pull any trailer at its GVWR.
you have to get the truck's GCWR and subtract the truck's GVWR to get what's left over for a trailer. if you don't load the truck to its GVWR, you can have more left over for the trailer.
it's always best to weigh the truck with the usual passengers and normal cargo, to get the truck's typical weight. that will give you a better idea how much trailer you can tow.
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GVWR does not indicate what a vehicle can pull, just how much it can weigh. Trailer tow capacity can't be calculated from this. Only the weight of the trailer that is on the tow vehicle (tongue weight) is calculated into GVWR. The weight of the trailer on its own wheels does not. This is true regardless of trailer type.
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