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Old 08-04-2013, 03:06 PM   #15
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GVWR is the total combined weight of truck and trailer, including all passengers, fuel, fluids and cargo. GVWR is constant and does not change, regardless of what you tow. It’s engineered in when the vehicle is manufactured.
Sorry but this is WRONG.
The trailer is NOT part of the GVWR of the tow vehicle just the tongue weight.

If you go to a scale the weight on the tow vehicle axles is the GVW, the weight on the trailer axles is NOT part of the GVW of the tow vehicle.

GCVWR (Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating) includes the trailer.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:15 PM   #16
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We all have to learn those lessons ourselves. Like not remembering to adjust our brake controller before going down a 10 degree slope In then old days we could get away with towing a 30 ft airstream with a class 1 hitch welded to a Pinto bumper, but today in the information age why are we making the same mistakes...That is because we are smarter than the experts!!!!!
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:23 PM   #17
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That is true!! read a little farther.. ir tells how it is figured...The GVWR for the trailer quoted is the minimum GVRW capability for the towing vehicle loaded with tongue weight included.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:26 PM   #18
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PS I didn't get this out of the air
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:00 PM   #19
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The tongue weight of the trailer is computed as part of the gvw of the tow vehicle, just the same as cargo sitting in the truck bed, passengers in the seats and the family dog with its head out the window.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:53 PM   #20
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I found it interesting that while reading about the tow ratings for my 2014 GC, it mentions not to exceed a certain square footage of surface area on the front of the trailer. First time I have seen that....
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:57 PM   #21
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I found it interesting that while reading about the tow ratings for my 2014 GC, it mentions not to exceed a certain square footage of surface area on the front of the trailer. First time I have seen that....
On another vehicle that square footage rating was in addition to the square footage of the TV. If the Jeep's rating is the same way you would subtract the square footage of the front of the Jeep from the square footage of the trailer to see if that number is over the rating.

NOTE: a rounded trailer would be less then the actual number dew to better aerodynamics.
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