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Big Tex Trailers and Ram Truck experts walk the audience through the definitions of Gross Combined Weight Rating and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating and why this is important to understand when towing.
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.
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.
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.
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.