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weight definitions — actual weights

  • Curb Weight
  • Weight of the vehicle including standard equipment, oil, lubricants and a full tank of fuel. Does not include optional contents or other optional equipment, the weight of driver, passengers or cargo Option Weight
  • Weight of any added equipment not included in the base curb weight Passenger Weight
  • Defined as 150 lbs. multiplied by the number of seating positions, including the driver, that the vehicle can carry Payload
  • Gross payload is defined as the weight of all passengers, options and cargo
  • Net payload is defined as the weight that can be placed in the truck after subtracting for passenger and optional equipment Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)
  • Weight of the vehicle including passengers, options and all cargo Trailer Weight
  • Weight of a trailer including all attachments, lights, etc. Gross Combination Weight (GCW)
  • Gross Vehicle Weight plus the trailer weight Gross Axle Weight
  • Weight loaded on the front or rear axle Tongue Weight
  • Amount of the trailer’s weight that presses down on the trailer hitch (usually 10–15 percent of the trailer’s weight ,approximately 25 percent for fifth-wheel applications)
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