how many cars can c4500 haull?

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  1. wl90.200

    wl90.200 Bobtail Member

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    So the GVWR sticker is 19500 LB
    The trailer is Mini 6 car. gvwr is 48,000LB

    How do I calculate the payload?

    19,500+48,000=67,500 GCWR

    Will the truck be able to pull?
     
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  3. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    No. The GCWR on a C4500 is 24-26k.
     
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    wl90.200 Bobtail Member

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    how did you find out? The sticker states 19500 LB GVWR
     
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    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    Googled and found a pdf of the spec sheet.

    Aw crap, just looked at it again and that was for a 2005 model. Sorry!
     
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    wl90.200 Bobtail Member

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    The GCWR depends on the trailer?
    if the truck is rated at 19,500LB.
    and hooked up to a trailer that is rated for 48,000LB
    That would give me 67,500 GCWR. GVWR+GVWR trailer

    In terms of strength, I think there is no problem. The issue is how the engine and transmission going to pull. How do I calculate that and find out?
     
  7. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    That's not how it works. The towing vehicle has a GCWR, it doesn't matter if the trailer can carry more, you're limited to the max GCWR of the towing vehicle. I would get on Chevy's fleet site, you'll find the full specs.
     
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