The easiest way to find the gross vehicle weight of a van or pickup truck is add the weight of the driver, passengers and cargo to the vehicle's curb weight. The vehicle's owner's manual will list the curb weight for that specific vehicle.Continue Reading
A vehicle's curb weight is static, meaning that it never changes. Its gross vehicle weight, however, fluctuates depending on passengers and cargo weight. Vehicles are categorized by their Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or GVWR. This is a number that specifies a weight limit for that vehicle which is set by the auto manufacturer. The GVWR can usually be found on the door pillar on the driver's side.
There are three main GVWR categories for vans and trucks.