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The towing capacity (gross weight of the trailer) is the sum of the trailer's empty weight and the weight of the load.
The vertical coupling load is the weight that the trailer drawbar exerts on the trailer coupling of the vehicle.
The rear-axle load is the vehicle weight on the rear axle plus the weight of the transported load and the vertical coupling load of the trailer.
The gross weight of the vehicle and trailer is the sum of the weight of the towing vehicle and the weight of the trailer.
The Curb weight - actual weight of your vehicle -vehicle weight including standard and optional equipment, fluids, emergency tools, and spare tire assembly. This weight does not include passengers and cargo.
The Gross Vehicle Weight is sum of the curb weight and the weight of passengers and cargo combined.
The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is the maximum total weight of vehicle, passengers, luggage, hitch, trailer tongue load and optional equipment.
The Gross Axle Weight Rating is the maximum load limit for the front or the rear axle. This information is located on the safety comliance sticker located in the driver's side door jamb.
For determining the compatibility of the tire and vehicle load capabilities:
The load capacity coefficient (e.g. "106") is a minimum requirement. For more information:
The Gross Combined Weight Rating is the maximum total weight rating of vehicle, passengers, cargo and trailer.
The Vehicle Capacity Weight - Load Limit - is the maximum total weight limit specified of the load (passengers and cargo) for the vehicle. This is the maximum weight of passengers and cargo that can be loaded into the vehicle. This information can be found on the tire pressure plate.
If a trailer is being towed, the trailer tongue weight must be included as part of the cargo load.
The maximum loaded vehicle weight is the sum of curb weight, accessory weight, vehicle capacity weight and production options weight.
The load rating is the maximum load that a tire is rated to carry for a given inflation pressure.
The maximum load rating is the load rating for a tire at the maximum permissible inflation pressure.
The cargo capacity is the permissible weight of cargo, the subtracted weight of passengers from the load limit.
Riding in a Cargo Area
Injuries are much more likely in an accident if persons ride in the cargo area.
Overloading will lead to dangerous vehicle reactions and long braking distances.
Risk of damage to the vehicle if the vehicle is overloaded.
Overloading can shorten the service life of the tires and car. Damage due to overloading is not covered by the vehicle warranty.