That means I am only 20 pounds away from taking all the allotment for passenger. Yes, mak GVWR takes away from max GCWR and vice versa. Jun 21, 2012 #1. shawn_ca Light Load Member. While GVWR is attributed to different classifications of vehicles (i.e., trucks vs. trailers), its main message is the same. Pin 3. How Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) Works. Very few ever pay attention to the less popular parameters, such as GAWR and GVWR. The GCWR may be found in the “Owner’s Manual” or in the tow vehicle brochure for the model year you own, usually provided by the dealership. In a nutshell, it gives two very vital pieces of information: the base curb weight of the vehicle (the trailer and/or vehicle when it includes all standard equipment )

Written by Josh Henderson. The term is used for motor vehicles and trains.. The answer to the 2005 Canyon question lies in the difference between the GVWR and the GCWR. So let's say you are like me and weigh 280. The combined weight of your vehicle and what you’re towing should not exceed its GCWR. Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by shawn_ca, Jun 21, 2012.

The gross combined weight rating or gross combination weight rating (GCWR), also referred to as the gross combination mass (GCM), gross train weight (GTW), or maximum authorised mass (MAM), is the maximum allowable combined mass of a road vehicle, the passengers and cargo in the tow vehicle, plus the mass of the trailer and cargo in the trailer. Anything you put in the truck takes away from GCWR. Dry weight, GVWR, UVW.. What does it mean? Some numbers associated with cars and trucks really aren't a mystery. And here’s that graphic that could help you visualize things better in order to understand what the difference between curb weight and GVWR is. But I do want to display gross weight as well just be on the safe side. I am recently retired military and we will be full-timing within the next 6 months. Tweet . gvwr vs gcwr The GVWR , or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating , is the maximum allowable sum for curb weight, passengers and the truck’s payload. sebastian iovannitti/iStockphoto When you're pulling a heavy load like this one, it's a good idea to know the tow vehicle's GCWR. Now. The GVWR is an auto's maximum safe weight that should not be exceeded.Weight calculations include curb weight, additional equipment that's been added, the weight of cargo and the weight of passengers... everything is considered to determine if the GVWR has been exceeded. We find out what they mean and learn about their importance. GCWR vs. GVWR “Know before you tow,” is an easy way to remind drivers and fleet managers to check their vehicles Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) before putting drivers and vehicles on the road. Truck GVWR 9,900 + Trailer GVWR 18,750 = GCWR 28,650 My dilema is that an state trooper told me that in Iowa you not only have to have the unit(s) (truck & trailer) inspected, but also have to have a CDL Class A to pull the thing onto a highway. Given your figures above, the Canyon (fully loaded as you travel with it and fueled) can weigh only 4000 pounds. In contrast, when the trailer in the truck-trailer combination has a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less, the CDL requirements allow for a greater GCWR for both the truck and trailer without requiring a CDL.