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SUPER: UNDERSTANDING GCWR AND GVWR
SUPER: JD Schmid – Big Tex Trailers
SUPER: Brant Combs – Ram Heavy Duty Brand Manager
JD: I'm JD Schmid with Big Tex Trailers.
Brant: and I'm Brant Combs with Ram Trucks.
JD: In this video we're going to talk about GVWR and GCWR, what they mean and what the differences are.
LEGAL: Always tow within the vehicle’s capacity. Properly secure all cargo.
Brant: GVWR stands for gross vehicle weight rating. That's the manufacturer's maximum allowable sum for curb weight, passengers and the truck's payload.
SUPER: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
JD: It's important to remember when towing though that the total weight of the trailer is not added against the GVWR, but the tongue weight is.
Brant: The GVWR can be found in the doorjamb of the driver side door.
JD: GCWR is gross combined weight rating. Again, this is the manufacturer's maximum allowable weight including the total vehicle weight, the total weight of the trailer and the passengers and cargo.
SUPER: Gross Combined Weight Rating
Brant: The GCWR will not be found in the doorjamb but can be found on the technical sections of your truck manufacturer's website.
JD: These numbers are very important because the manufacturer has established the maximum allowable weight for the vehicle alone as well as the vehicle and whatever you're towing. It's important to never exceed these allowable recommendations so that you can safely tow with confidence.
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