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Old 07-11-2005, 12:13 AM   #1
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'67 Gvwr...

Can anyone provide me the GVWR for a '67 Overlander International?

The A/S weight chart only lists the dry weight of their trailers. A '67 is 4180 + 450 tounge, which puts me around 4620.

I found an .xls spreadsheet that seems very helpful in calculating towing capacities.

Im crunching the #'s to try and remain around 80% GCVWR. Right now Im 85% on the TV and 75% on the coach (assuming 6500# GVWR).

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Old 07-11-2005, 03:44 AM   #2
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Actual case example

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Originally Posted by femuse
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weigh Rating) is the value specified by the manufacturer as the recommended maximum loaded weight of a single vehicle. For a trailer this value is determined by the axle capacity and the coupler capacity. For example, a trailer will be rated at 5000 lbs. GVWR by the manufacturer if it has two 2500 lb. axles and a 2 inch ball coupler that is rated 5000 lbs. Loading the trailer to excess of the GVWR is not only unsafe, but is illegal.
Each of my 1967 Overlander International's Henschen axles is rated at 2800 pounds. Since my particular 2 inch ball is rated at 8000 pounds, this should make my GVWR equal to 5600 pounds.


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Old 07-11-2005, 04:01 AM   #3
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What I do for a unknown trailer GVW is take the axle capacity and add 10-12% of that to the total for the hitch your example that would be approximately 6200# .

My personal rule of thumb is GVW of trailer needs to be about 75% of vehicle towing capacity. If it is over that then I bring out the tables charts and calculators. FWIW I am currently towing a 31' Sovereign where the trailer GVW is actually 97% of towing capacity of my Tow Vehicle ...but I never tow anywhere near actual gross of the trailer and I limit myself to the flat lands and it handles it just fine. There is a tow vehicle upgrade in the near future....

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Old 08-24-2008, 07:02 AM   #4
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Out of curiousity, I looked around. Colonial Airstream (a pretty big dealer) sold a '67 Overlander where the GVWR was listed at 5000 pounds.

I also found a little calculator that doesn't require Excel.

Just a few thoughts....
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