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Old 06-29-2016, 01:42 AM   #1
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Hauling a Smart car ?? Need assistance reference GVWR etc !!!

I have a v3200 with a 10 foot garage .. on the ramp door there is a sticker saying the ramp weight is 3000 pds. My first question, is the garage floor rated for 3000 pds ?

I'm looking at hauling a Smart car that has a Curb Weight of 1896 lbs.

I'm pulling the trailer with a 2008 Dodge 3500 6.7 diesel dual. I just had the truck & trailer weighed without the car and my combined gross weight is 22,531 pds.

GVWR of truck is 12,200 lbs
GVWR of trailer is 16,500 lbs
Cargo Carrying of trailer .. 2912 lbs

My BIG question .. do I meet regulations? Am I in my tow rating ?

Any assistance would be very much appreciated as the last thing I want is to be a hazard on the highway !

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Old 06-29-2016, 02:49 AM   #2
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I've hauled 2 950# Harley's without a problem so your cargo weight should be OK. Not sure about the ramp capacity. Normally that's a "equally distributed load" but I'm not sure how you accomplish that on the ramp.

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Old 06-29-2016, 09:18 AM   #3
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What is the GCVWR? of your truck? It may be printed on your door tags on the drivers door and or door frame.
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Old 06-30-2016, 12:55 AM   #4
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I am not sure what the floor is rated on the 3200, but my 3895 has a Sticker that shows 2500lbs, and my Can_Am with gas and stuff is close to your 1896.
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Old 06-30-2016, 03:58 AM   #5
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i haul 2 goldwings in a 3200. lots of weight there. no problem except the tires on the camper is woefully inadequate. Either plan on changing them or expect blow outs even on E rated tires..I ended up going to a "J" rated tire. The ramp if I remember is rated at 2500 pounds.. it should handle it without problem.
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Old 06-30-2016, 05:01 PM   #6
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I am like RVNevada, I haul a 4 seat RZR that has a dry weight of 1,400 lbs, and I know I am close to that 1,800 lbs full. You should not have an issue. I end up with all four tires on the ramp at once, but the wheelbase has them at the top and bottom of the ramp when they are all on there. You should not have any issues.

The real trick is if you set it up to unload going down the road like the old Knight Rider TV show!

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