Where Can You Find a Vehicle's Gross Weight?


Quick Answer

The gross weight rating of a vehicle is listed on the manufacturer's sticker, which is located on the post of the driver-side door. This figure is the manufacturer's maximum designated weight limit, and it prevents the vehicle from being overloaded.

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The maximum weight consists of the net weight of the vehicle, fuel and cargo along with the passengers and their belongings. A trailer's tongue weight is also added, but the weight of a trailer isn't calculated into this figure. The maximum capacity of a vehicle is calculated by removing the vehicle's net weight from the manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating.

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