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Old 09-19-2012, 03:11 PM
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I ran across the scales with a 16ft car trailer and my 99 F350 2wd 4dr dually and the weight came up at 9280. which confuses me since my GVWR is 11200 lbs. and the trailer probably weighs atleast 1800 makes my weight at 7480.
So why do they put the GVWR so high? I dont see me putting 3k in the bed of my truck.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:16 PM
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GVWR is the max your truck should way fully loaded. Not how much it ways empty. So they are talking full of people fuel and payload.
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GVWR is the max your truck should way fully loaded. Not how much it ways empty. So they are talking full of people fuel and payload.
I know that. But I know for a fact that I'm not putting almost 3k worth of weight in the bed of my truck. And the total today was with a full tank of fuel and two people inside weighing around 350.
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3k isn't that much. I put 2000 in the back of my F250 all the time.
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Does anyone think they are raising the GVWR on the doors to keep people from hotshot driving to make sure CDL's are required. I went to the Tenn. DMV and asked if I needed a CDL if my truck and trailer were under 26k and they said NO, Then I ask about the 10k trailer part and their response was that rule ONLY applys to 26,001 and over pulling a trailer to split the A and B CDL's
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just think if you had a crew cab long bed with 2 pallets of block in the bed. i bet your at or over your gvwr. mine passed the scales at 7350 with my tank topped off.
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If you also think about pulling a gooseneck trailer with a tongue weight of 2,200lbs plus 4 adults at 200lbs a piece you are already there.

As far as the CDL goes, DPT has it correct. As long as your registered GCVW (Gross Combination Vehicle Weight) isn"t more than 26,000lbs you do not need a CDL. If you are registered for less than that and get asked to scale and show over that then you will get multiple tickets for overweight and improper license in most states. I have my 350 registered at 18,000 because pulling 10k lbs is about all I will ever see even though I have had my Class A CDL for 8 years now. It is cheaper for me to register at that weight so I don't see any reason to bump it higher, but I can if needed.
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As far as the CDL goes, DPT has it correct. As long as your registered GCVW (Gross Combination Vehicle Weight) isn"t more than 26,000lbs you do not need a CDL.
What your registered weight is has nothing to do with needing a CDL or not.

CDL requirements are based off of GVWR and combined GVWR.
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I ran across the scales with a 16ft car trailer and my 99 F350 2wd 4dr dually and the weight came up at 9280. which confuses me since my GVWR is 11200 lbs. and the trailer probably weighs atleast 1800 makes my weight at 7480.
So why do they put the GVWR so high? I dont see me putting 3k in the bed of my truck.
It can happen... I've had 6K of gravel in the back of my dually, (which had me over wt (lic is for 15K) at about 16K) and can regularly under normal curcumstances have 2K to 3K of stuff in the back... heck, I haul a 275 gallon water tank in my F250, that's over a ton right there...
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