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Old 07-31-2011, 08:33 AM
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Question What can i tow without needing a cdl?

Alright I have searched a bit and have found a few things im not sure on, I will be moving soon and we have a chance to buy a 42' gooseneck triple 6k axle cargo/car trailer really cheap, I would be moving my own stuff across state lines. Anyway my truck has a gvwr of 10000lbs and anything over 26000lbs needs a cdl, so does that mean my trailer can be no more than 16000 gvwr? Or am I completly wrong. Thanks in advance!
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The truck, trailer and everything loaded in both can not exceed 26000 lbs.
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Staying legal, you could tow Ryan's trailer with a couch in it.
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So its about the actual weight of everything not the gvwr?
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:26 PM
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No its still about the GVWR, unless your vehicle is not rated to haul the amount of weight it would take to get to 26000 total.

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So its about the actual weight of everything not the gvwr?
It is all about GVWR.

Actual weight has little to do with it.
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Well after getting even more conflicting answers, I found the answer to my question on the 1st page of the iowa cdl manual. And it is all about the gvwr. Between the truck and trailer you can't go above 26000 gvwr, that's adding the two gvwrs together. And since my truck has a gvwr of 10000lbs the higest gvwr of a trailer would be 16000lbs gvwr. And obviously the real weight can't go over that.
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Between the truck and trailer you can't go above 26000 gvwr,.
That is true if the trailer is over 10k GVWR.

If the trailer is exactly 10k GVWR then you can go up to 26k GVWR on the truck for a total of 26k.

I am glad you found the answers you where looking for. Some the answers you got here are pretty off the wall.
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