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Old 02-24-2019, 07:40 AM   #15
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here in greater downtown TexUS, I was able to register my f250 and 350 for over GVWR...

maybe it only gave me higher fees, but the rv'er behind the desk said it would work
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here in greater downtown TexUS, I was able to register my f250 and 350 for over GVWR...
John, you should know better. Registration weight has nothing to with actual weight capacity. GVWR is established by PEs that know their business. If you exceed GVWR, you're overloaded over the payload capacity of your tow vehicle.
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I don't want to rain on your parade, have you weighed you 3500 DRW, ready to go camping??
I did that the other day me, DW, dog, almost full tank of fuel, full DEF, the STUFF in my tool box and hitch.
Well my Payload sticker states 5,411#, the truck weighed 9,950# and has a GVWR of 14,000# so down to 4,050# payload for the pin. Things add up!
You must be an expert. Yes, I've been to the scales and I'm not over payload rating.
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John, you should know better. Registration weight has nothing to with actual weight capacity. GVWR is established by PEs that know their business. If you exceed GVWR, you're overloaded over the payload capacity of your tow vehicle.


Is it? The various truck weight classifications that carry insurance and regulatory distinctions have nothing to do with it?

I could easily see an engineer saying something like “the vehicle as built is good for 15200 pounds which exceeds the regulatory upper limit of class 3 at 14000 pounds but less than class 4 limit of 16500 pounds”. That would be a very engineery thing to say.
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I don't want to rain on your parade, have you weighed you 3500 DRW, ready to go camping??
I did that the other day me, DW, dog, almost full tank of fuel, full DEF, the STUFF in my tool box and hitch.
Well my Payload sticker states 5,411#, the truck weighed 9,950# and has a GVWR of 14,000# so down to 4,050# payload for the pin. Things add up!
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You must be an expert. Yes, I've been to the scales and I'm not over payload rating.

Not inferring that you are over weight, I am just surprised that with Me, DW, tool box somewhat full of stuff, hitch and picture frame adapter, we used close to 1,400# of payload!
This is likely why the 2001 Ram 2500 was 1,700# over GVWR, luckly I was within axle and tire ratings. That is the reason we got the 3500 DRW.
We still have 4,000# for pin!
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