windago wrote:are they allowing people to get what they want. or is it gvw and no more. i am looking to get 4 ton but i am gvw at 2.7?
Also, if your GVWR is 5,400 lbs, that is including the weight of your trailer (or truck). So if your trailer weighs 1,400 lbs then your payload is 4,000 lbs. At 4 tons you'd be twice your legal limit and possibly over the trailer's actual limit (bent springs, blown tires, etc...) Just something to consider...
Austin, your example is actually an explanation of GCVWR
... Gross Combined
Vehicle Weight Rating:The GVWR plus the maximum rated towing weight. The trailer has its own GVWR that should not be exceeded.
In your example, if the tow vehicle had a GVWR of 5,400 Lb and the tow capacity was 5,400 Lbs, then the GCVWR = 10,800. It's just and example because it's not likely that the rated tow weight would equal the tow vehicles GVWR.
The vehicle's GVWR is composed of the loaded trailer's tongue weight, (part of the cargo load) if attached, and the weight of the wet vehicle, passengers and cargo.