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Old 04-15-2016, 03:56 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Hohenwald48 View Post
Actually, it's more complicated than that. True, the TT GVWR is 3200 and the supposed dry weight is 2672. That yields a trailer cargo capacity of 528. However, remember that trailer tongue weight is carried by the tow vehicle and not by the trailer. So, you can also add additional cargo equal to the tongue weight as that weight is not on the trailer axles. Assume 600# tongue weight then true cargo capacity of the travel trailer would be 528 plus 600 for a total cargo capacity of 1128.

Of course, we have no idea what the load carrying capacity of the tow vehicle is.
No you can't do that. The GVWR is just that. The total amount the vehicle can weigh. Just because the tow vehicle is carrying some of that weight as tongue weight does not change what the trailer weighs. It only changes what weight the axles are carrying.

That is why you can get away with axles that are rated for less than the GVWR.


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