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Old 01-20-2007, 06:40 AM   #29
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Some of the the DPS folks think it aplied for a trailer over 10,00#, but after about 2 hours on the phone one day with the some of the DPS folskin Austin, I finally got one to pull up the code and and said that the class C was good for GCWR up to 26,000# GVWR. My trailer is 14,400# GVWR and the truck is 11,500# GVWR which is a total GCVWR of 25,900# and said I was good to go.

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Again, let's look at the definition in the Texas Transportation Code:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
522.003. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:

(17) "Gross combination weight rating" means the value specified by the manufacturer as the loaded weight of a combination or articulated vehicle or, if the manufacturer has not specified a value, the sum of the gross vehicle weight rating of the power unit and the total weight of the towed unit or units and any load on a towed unit. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

From the above, if your truck has a manufacturer-defined GCWR, that's what determines whether or not you need a Class A license.

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Up here its either commercial or non-commercial, no weight, no combo, etc, unless you are commercial.

Its a good thing since if you go by GGVW, my trailer is 15k and the truck is 11,400 so that puts me at 26400 total.
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You'll be way over you limit. I just traded in my 2001 F350 CC SRW 7.3 Auto for this reason. Your truck GCWR is 20K, and for 5er towing, it lists as 12.5k. And keep in mind the 12.5k is with no people, fuel, water, and other stuff. I got a 07 F350 DRW Tow Boss as it's rated for 18K 5er, and a GCWR of 26k. It pulls my 36V Recon very well.
Melon says that the 7.3 will pull it, and it will, but not safely and not without burning out your tranny. Good luck.
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