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  • The GCWR is the maximum combined weight of the tow vehicle and the load you will pull.

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  • The GCWR and the GVWR are stamped on a metal plate inside a door and are also located somewhere else, perhaps in the engine compartment.

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  • The gross combined weight rating GCWR is the weight of the vehicle when empty—no passengers, provisions, liquids, or fuel.

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  • Subtracting the GCWR from the GVWR provides a rig load potential—the amount of weight you can safely add to the payload.

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  • Weight Management: The Good, the Bad, and the GSBTD ll rigs have two weight ratings: the GCWR and GVWR.

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  • To calculate GCWR, you must determine the actual weight being towed and the total weight of the trailer and two vehicles combined.

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  • The more the rig can carry the gap between the GCWR and the GVWR, the more people and provisions you can safely transport.

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  • If you plan on adding roof pods or a generator, these should be included in the calculation of GCWR and GVWR.

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  • The ideal rig has a broad range between the GCWR and the GVWR.

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  • The spread between the GCWR and the GVWR ratings is important.

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