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GMC - Details on Trailering

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One of the many facets of GMC vehicles are known for is their towing capabilities and hauling capacity. Whether you are looking at a GMC SUV or a pickup truck, your GMC vehicle is capable of towing at a level that many competitors are not.

Gross Combination Weight Rating

The maximum weight a vehicle can haul is known as the gross combination weight rating. This rating is determined by the manufacturer and consists of the weight of the truck, trailer, occupants, payload, fuel, and all other objects that contain weight.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

Conversely, the gross vehicle weight rating is the maximum amount of vehicle weight allowed. This includes features that relate solely to the vehicle itself, not including any trailers.

Gross Trailer Weight

Considered separate, the gross trailer weight is the maximum allowed weight of a trailer itself when loaded.

Curb Weight

The weight of an empty vehicle without a driver, occupants, or load is known as the curb weight. This is the general weight of the vehicle, alone, without any other factors.

Axle Ratio

A figure that is a bit more complex than other weight ratings is the axle ratio. This signifies the relationship of the driveshaft and the drive axle by how many revolutions each mechanism produces per minute. A higher ratio will signify a higher rpm attainment.

Trailer Tongue Weight/Kingpin Weight

When towing a trailer, it is important to know how much stress is being put on a hitch or ball. The trailer tongue weight/kingpin weight is a direct measurement of this weight relativity.

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