What is gvwr on a car?

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The gross vehicle weight rating, or gross vehicle mass is the maximum operating weight/mass of a vehicle as specified by the manufacturer including the vehicle's chassis, body, engine, engine fluids, fuel, accessories, driver, passengers and cargo. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), or gross vehicle mass (GVM) is the maximum operating weight/mass of a vehicle as specified by the manufacturer including the vehicle's chassis, body, engine, engine fluids, fuel, accessories, driver, passengers and cargo but excluding that of any trailers. You can think of the GVWR as a weight limit for your specific vehicle -- a weight limit set by the automaker. Vehicle Weight Ratings Explained (GVWR, GCWR, GAWR, GTWR) with HaulGauge founder. GVWR is a term that you might have heard of but maybe don't truly know what it means. GVWR stands for gross vehicle weight rating and refers to the maximum poundage your truck.

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