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Understanding Load Capacity
The sticker on the door says the GVWR is 9000#, the GAWR Front is 5200#, and the GAWR Rear is 6000#. The sticker does not list the GCWR, which is the gross combined weight. I know the front weights ~4600# and the rear weights 2800#, and the total weight is ~7100#. I checked the Dodge website and they gave me slightly different figures than listed above, with the GCWR at 15000# if properly equiped, and a payload capacity of 2839#. I do understand that the Dodge website gives the "average" truck sold weights, which explains the difference with the the vehicle sticker.
Can someone please explain how these figures pertain to my truck so I understand them? Are the GVWR and GAWR's the max weight allowed, in which case, I cannot add more than 1900#. Or is the 2839# correct, although that would be different than the allowed 6000# on the back, which means I should be able to add 3200#. And what do I need to be properly equipped for a GCWR of 15000#? Would that allow me to put 6900# on the back of the truck, although that would go well beyond the rear axle capacity and the tires... Of course the capacity of the tires throws in another issue.
I am not as frustrated as the sound of this post suggests, but I hope it sort of portrays the confusion. If someone would be kind enough to help reduce confusion that would be greatly appreciated. :-) Thanks!