IF (and thats a huge IF) you get pulled over for being overweight, the cop is going to look at the sticker on the truck, not the website. If you try to argue with him on the spot, you'll get the worse end of the deal. And if you try to fight it in court, they are likely to follow the same rule. The sticker on the truck is the gospel, anything else is just a reference.
Having said that, I'd contact FCA and find out why their documentation doesn't match.
For any vehicle, the GVWR is what the truck can weigh total including payload/tongue weight as if you parked the truck on a scale. GVWR is not how much your trailer is limited to.
Your GCWR is the truck and trailer weight together, that is limited by the vehicle classification or an Elected Gross Weight.
You can tow a 9754 lbs trailer behind the truck as long as you don't exceed the truck's total weight of 7200 lbs or either of your GAWRs. In theory you could have a GCW a little over 16K lbs.
Don't trust the website number, they have been known to be wrong. For correct numbers, look up the SAE J2807 towing and hauling rating for the truck
I was going only by the sticker to be. I never argue with the law officers,I just be polite, yes sir and no sir.I know how they feel about a smart a**, I was in law enforcement for six years as second job when I was real young.There is no amount of money to get me back in law enforcement with all that is going out there. 70+ now and was call back to 2 years ago. They are wanting to stay 3 more years part time and that will work for me.
Hey OP, what’s the specs on your truck. I’m curious to see what the real life payloads are with these diesel. I’d want a big horn or Laramie but I’d assume the Laramie wouldn’t afford enough payload for me.
Hi: All... We are planning our first diesel/Escape trailer trip to Florida in early Jan. 2019. So far with the EcoD. I have been fueling at our local Mobil station. What fuel dealers on the Interstates do you use?
Dieseldragon North shore of Lake Erie.
This is the head I use with multiple trunnion bars. It is a Reese style. What I need to do is find a draw bar that will drop it at leas an inch more. Right now the base of the ball is at the top of the 2" draw bar. The head is 2" wide, same as the bar.
Sure it would be nice to find a 2 1/2"...
attached the 2018 capacities page from the downloads page from ram trucks.
I asked this in a previous post and did some searching on the forum here, how do you know which of the (3) GCWR and which one of the (2) tow ratings you have? Nobody I talk to seems to know the answer including the...
Thanks to Vern for his recommendation for the Andersen 3350 hitch. I received my order today from a company on the outskirts of Edmonton Alberta Canada. On Amazon dot ca the hitch sold for $799.91 + $18.50 shipping plus tax. PJ parts in Canada wanted $724.99 plus tax with free shipping. I got...
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