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Terryallan

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Grit dog wrote:

BarneyS wrote:

The key word in all of these is rating,
This is not what the vehicle actually weighs, but the maximum that it can weigh.
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Popcorn time!
The definitions are correct, however, it is not the max amount a vehicle "can" weigh. It is the rated max weight for a given class of vehicle. Some vehicles are much closer to being actually overloaded, when at their gvwr, than others.
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Not sure about that. I have found that even in the same class. Each vehicle will have it's own personal GVWR. F150s for example have MANY different GVWR ratings. Depending on how they are equipped. some have a 6500lb GVWR, and some have a 7600lblb GVWR, with many in between. so I don't think it is just a class rating. My GVWR is over 7300lb.

I also don't believe there is any such animal as a 1/2 ton, or 3/4 ton, or 1 ton truck any more. Maybe once upon a time but no more. My current so called 1/2 ton, has a payload of over 1600lb. With 1500lb being 3/4 ton. It cannot be called a 1/2 ton truck, which would mean it should have a payload of 1000lbs. Same for a socalled 3/4. If it were a true 3/4 ton. it would only have a 1500lb payload, and we know they have much more, Well some of them do. Some, especially those with diesels have a lower payload, because of the weight of the diesel which take up a lot of the GVWR lowering the payload. but most have a payload well over 1 ton.


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Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) are U.S. federal regulations specifying design, construction, performance, and durability requirements for motor vehicles and regulated Automobile safety-related components, systems, and design features.

Within those standards there is a vehicle certification process. It requires a federal certification label be attached to all vehicles manufactured under its purview. The certification label MUST display the vehicle’s GVWR, total weight a vehicle has been built to safely weigh, including passengers and cargo.

The only way the GVWR can be altered is by the vehicle manufacturer or a certified vehicle modifier.

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CALandLIN wrote:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) are U.S. federal regulations specifying design, construction, performance, and durability requirements for motor vehicles and regulated Automobile safety-related components, systems, and design features.

Within those standards there is a vehicle certification process. It requires a federal certification label be attached to all vehicles manufactured under its purview. The certification label MUST display the vehicle’s GVWR, total weight a vehicle has been built to safely weigh, including passengers and cargo.

The only way the GVWR can be altered is by the vehicle manufacturer or a certified vehicle modifier.


Spot on. BUT, gvw can be whatever the operator of the vehicle wishes it to be. And it's not always what the vehicle can "safely" handle. Sometimes it's much less than that due to mass production and common components vs regulatory maximums for different vehicle classes.

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