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Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-14-2019, 08:53 PM
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Posted By Mich F
Here's a question and answer on how a weight...

Here's a question and answer on how a weight distribution set up works.
https://www.etrailer.com/question-88658.html
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-13-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Mich F
OK, with that 6,100# GVW you're left with 800#...

OK, with that 6,100# GVW you're left with 800# before you reach your 6,900# GVWR. Naturally if that weight wasn't with the truck fully loaded with all the passengers and gear ready to camp you'll...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-12-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Mich F
Some of these calculators can get really...

Some of these calculators can get really confusing, but it's not really that hard to figure out. By the numbers you've given I assume you have the 5.7L Hemi with a 3.92 rear axle . Is that right ? I...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-11-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Mich F
That Max trailer rating would only apply if the...

That Max trailer rating would only apply if the moon, sun and stars are perfectly aligned. I'd be surprised if after you loaded the RV and the tow vehicle, you were anywhere near that max TWR.

...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-10-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Mich F
Just find your vehicle on this website, it should...

Just find your vehicle on this website, it should answer a lot of your questions.
https://www.ramtrucks.com/assets/towing_guide/pdf/2017_ram_1500_towing_charts.pdf

Your owner's manual should have...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-17-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 164
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Posted By Mich F
I'd suggest using Gross Weight for the TV vehicle...

I'd suggest using Gross Weight for the TV vehicle only, and Gross Combined Weight for the TV and whatever is being towed, makes more sense to me.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-13-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Mich F
I was wondering why so many links on this thread...

I was wondering why so many links on this thread weren't working, until I realized this thread started over 5 years ago.
I understand GCVW when it refers to the tow vehicle and whatever is being...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-13-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 164
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Posted By Mich F
OK - what was confusing me is your GCVW ,which I...

OK - what was confusing me is your GCVW ,which I have never heard of.
When you add your GAWs, most people come up with a GVW.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-13-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Mich F
I think there are a number of issues with those...

I think there are a number of issues with those numbers for example -
Vehicle only
Fr. GAW: 4,750
Rr. GAW: 3,500
GCVW: 8,205

Those axle weights equal a GVW (not GCVW) of 8,250# (not 8,205#)...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-13-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Mich F
No - adding the GAWRs you might come close to the...

No - adding the GAWRs you might come close to the GVWR, maybe not. There are things like tires, brakes and suspension, and powertrain that figure into the GVWR.

GCVW ??? GCWR is the weight limit...
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