Not sure about my truck weight

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  1. Erjonb

    Erjonb Bobtail Member

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    Hello, what's the difference between 38000 Rear and 40000 Rear? Thanks be safe
     
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  3. Razorwyr

    Razorwyr Road Train Member

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    About a 2000 lb rating..... i assume you know that, so what are you actually asking?
     
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  4. Erjonb

    Erjonb Bobtail Member

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    I mean if it is 38000 Rear, Whats the max weight that truck can have, 80000 or less?
     
  5. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Depends on the number of axles on the trailer....
     
  6. Erjonb

    Erjonb Bobtail Member

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    God prefers Diesels Light Load Member

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    A 40k rear is just heavier duty than a 38k rear. But there's also a rating for your suspension too. Are you trying to figure out what your truck and trailer is capable of?
     
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  8. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Assuming its a typical American OTR setup you're not going to be legal for more than 34k on the drive axles anyways.

    The higher the axle rating, the heavier the axle housings and internals are.
     
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