Understanding Your Ram’s GCWR and GVWR

By Product Expert | Posted in Ram, Tips & Tricks, Towing on Monday, July 8th, 2019 at 4:29 pm
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What’s the Difference Between GCWR and GVWR?

Whether you’re driving a car, truck or SUV, you should know your vehicle’s GCWR and GVWR if you’re planning to tow a trailer with your vehicle. Learn more below about what the difference is between GCWR and GVWR and understand why each is important for safe towing.

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The GVWR, or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, is the maximum allowable sum for curb weight, passengers and the truck’s payload.

The GCWR, or Gross Combined Weight Rating, is the maximum allowable weight, including the total weight of the vehicle, trailer and passengers/cargo.

Check out this short demonstration from Ram for more information on what those GVWR and GCWR figures mean.

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