GAWR= Gross Axle Weight Rating. Meaning, if you were to weigh the trailer the axles shouldn't have more than 6400 lbs each, or 13,800 total. They would never have that much anyway, as 14000 lbs trailer has roughly 2500 lbs pin weight. That would put 11500 on the axles and 2500 on the truck. I really can only guess what the trailer weighs, but I'd say between 4500-5000 lbs dry.
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I was reading the big tex web site on a 20foot GN and I see it said GVWR 14,000 then it said GAWR 6,400lbs???? Whats the GAWR mean????????
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Gross axle weight rating. The max amount of weight each axle can carry.
So single tires must be rated for at least 3,200 pounds each.
And two axles could carry a max of 12,800 pounds. So they assume hitch weight of 1,200 pounds to come up with the GVWR.
But hitch weight on a properly-loaded and balanced gooseneck trailer will be about 18 to 20 percent. So when you were grossing 14k on the trailer, you have a hitch weight of around 2,500 to 2,800 pounds. Subtracting that hitch weight from the GVWR means that you'd never come very close to overloading the trailer axles as long as you never exceeded the GVWR of the trailer. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
Some trailers set the GVWR as the total of the GAWRs, ignoring hitch weight altogether. I guess they don't want any problems with blow outs. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img]
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