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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-30-2013, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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gross weight and gvwr

2009 xlt screw with tow package. Is the gross weight on your registration supposed to match the gvwr on door sticker. My door sticker says 7200lbs.gvwr and registration says gross weight 8157lbs when converted from KG's.
Net weight on registration says 5407 lbs. Front gawr on door is 3750 lbs. and rear gawr 4000lbs. Combined weight of cargo and occupants not to exceed 1324 lbs. I get all mixed up on these numbers. Maybe someone can explain.
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Whatever it says on the door sticker I would take as gospel. The door sticker would be specific to your vehicle and options.
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Thank you.
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The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), or gross vehicle mass (GVM) is the maximum operating weight/mass of a vehicle as specified by the manufacturer[1] including the vehicle's chassis, body, engine, engine fluids, fuel, accessories, driver, passengers and cargo but excluding that of any trailers.[2] The term is used for motor vehicles and trains.
The weight of a vehicle is influenced by passengers, cargo, even fuel level, so a number of terms are used to express the weight of a vehicle in a designated state. Gross combined weight rating refers to the total mass of a vehicle, including all trailers. GVWR and GCWR both describe a vehicle that is in operation and are used to specify weight limitations and restrictions. Curb weight describes a vehicle which is "parked at the curb" and excludes the weight of any occupants or cargo. Dry weight further excludes the weight of all consumables, such as fuel and oils. Gross trailer weight rating specifies the maximum weight of a trailer and the gross axle weight rating specifies the maximum weight on any particular axle.
The gross axle weight rating (GAWR) is the maximum distributed weight that may be supported by an axle of a road vehicle. Typically, GAWR is followed by either the letters FR or RR, which indicate front or rear axles respectively.
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That explains it. Thanks.
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