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Old 06-16-2004, 07:40 PM
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what does GVWR mean?

How can we figure out load capacity?

GVWR minus vehicle curb weight? Curb weight varies a lot with options. How can we know it?

On my car, payload is printed on B pillar. These days however, payload does not seem to be printed on B pillar.
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Old 06-16-2004, 08:23 PM
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"Gross Vehicle Weight Rating" possibly?
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Old 06-17-2004, 12:54 AM
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On some cars its in the manual, the load capacity.

BTW kinda funny seeing daimler "CHRYSLER" AG STUTTGART aint it?
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Old 06-17-2004, 03:18 AM
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Re: what does GVWR mean?

Originally posted by ktlimq
GVWR minus vehicle curb weight? Curb weight varies a lot with options. How can we know it?
Yes, GVWR minus curb weight. The best way to get your curb weight is to load the vehicle with a normal load (full tank of fuel, normal passenger complement, etc) and get the vehicle weighed. I don't believe that CAT scales have a problem with pickup trucks, although I don't know what they'd say about a passenger car.

And, yes, GVWR means "Gross Vehicle Weight Rating". It's based on what the springs, and more importantly the brakes, can handle.
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