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Old 04-11-2016, 09:12 PM   #11
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GVWR of the tow vehicle and the trailer are two different capacities, each needs to be respected.

The tow capacity of your tow vehicle is different than the GVWR rating of the tow vehicle as well.

GvRW minus curb weight equals capacity for passengers and gear in the tow vehicle and the tongue weight of the trailer

GVWR minus factory weight of the trailer equals capacity for gear in the trailer.

Total trailer weight loaded with gear ( the maximum GVWR of the trailer ) should not exceed the towing limit of the towners vehicle

Tongue weight is the downward weight on the back of the tow vehicle
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:16 AM   #12
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Again, luckily my family of 4 weighs less than 500# total so that leaves us 1,000# of cargo which I doubt I would ever use. I'm going to the scale as soon as the rain stops.
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I'm confused on why your family's weight is related the GVWR of the trailer
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:25 AM   #14
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Well that leaves me tons of loading room. Phew.....My yellow sticker says 4,475 and my tow rating is 7,200. That leaves me 2,600 to load with. All 4 of us in my family weigh a total of 480lbs. I do not load my trailer with a ton of stuff. I feel much more confident now. Phew
This post isn't necessarily accurate, your issue will likely be your vehicles GVWR. what is that number? What is your tow vehicle?
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I'm confused on why your family's weight is related the GVWR of the trailer
I was referring to the the truck's capacity. Someone made mention of not only being concerned about the TT GVWR but also the TV.
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This post isn't necessarily accurate, your issue will likely be your vehicles GVWR. what is that number? What is your tow vehicle?
TV is 2001 Tundra
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:34 AM   #17
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Have you taken your truck to the scales?
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Have you taken your truck to the scales?
I will as soon as the rain stops! lol
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So from that ID tag, the GVWR of the truck is 6010 lbs.

It doesn't list the curb weight, but let's say it's 5000lbs for example.

That means you have 1010 lbs of capacity.

Tongue weight of the trailer + gear in the truck + passenger weight should not exceed the 1010 capacity.

The towing capacity of the same truck may be in the 7000lb range. That means that the GVWR of the trailer should not exceed 7000lbs

Many folks also think that you should have room to spare for both of these numbers
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So from that ID tag, the GVWR of the truck is 6010 lbs.

It doesn't list the curb weight, but let's say it's 5000lbs for example.

That means you have 1010 lbs of capacity.

Tongue weight of the trailer + gear in the truck + passenger weight should not exceed the 1010 capacity.

The towing capacity of the same truck may be in the 7000lb range. That means that the GVWR of the trailer should not exceed 7000lbs

Many folks also think that you should have room to spare for both of these numbers
Curb weight according to nada guide is 4,518, but I will know more once I weigh it.
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