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Old 05-24-2013, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by GTyankee View Post
If you get pulled over for an infraction, like the trailer swaying

Besides the lecture, the officer is going to look at the stamp or sticker that is seen when the drivers door is opened
the officer is going to look at the stamp or sticker on whatever is being towed, it is usually on the towed vehicles tongue
then the officer will check out the towed vehicle, the hitch, tires, license plates
at some point you will be asked about the passengers & if anyone is riding in the towed vehicle

just the door sticker & the towed vehicle sticker is enough information for the officer to have called for a set of portable scales or to escort you to the nearest public scales, if the weights have been exceeded

Commercial vehicles, ( 1 ton rating on up ), that exceed the weight limit, get charged $1 or more for every pound over the limit in California

We all should understand just what everything means on those stickers or stamped plates

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

Gross combined weight rating refers to the total mass of a vehicle, including all trailers. GVWR and GCWR ( Gross Combination Weight Rating ), both describe a vehicle that is in operation and are used to specify weight limitations and restrictions

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.

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
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Definition: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
It’s how much weight a vehicle is designed to carry. The GVWR includes the net weight of the vehicle, plus the weight of passengers, fuel, cargo and any additional accessories. The GVWR is a safety standard used to prevent overloading.
Nice post. Thorough, informative, well said and accurate.
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