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Can BetterWeigh Moblile Towing Scale Display GCWR So I Stay Under 26,000 Pounds?

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2020 Ram 3500 DRW GVWR 14000# 4.1 axle ratio, payload 6400, Base weight 7600 FR 4516+RR3084 GAWR FR6000+RR9750 GCWR 30300 and a Manufacturer Max Trailer Weight Rating 22230 2021 Big Tex 16GNZ35BK+5MR Flatbed de-rated 14000#, Length 35+5, GVWR 14,000#, trailer weight 6,330# and trailer payload 11,170# Please can you explain how I can use the BetterWeigh to always determine and know that my towing capacity is within Non CDL threshold of less than 26000# requirement for GVWR 26000 For Hire Tag. Setup will be a B and W Gooseneck Pin I look forward to your Expert Advise

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As I follow your description, your truck has a GCWR of 30,300# so it is possible (when properly set up) to exceed the desired 26,000# when combining the truck weight + cargo, and trailer weight + cargo. This is also called the Gross Combined Weight Rating, GCWR.

After you install and calibrate the BetterWeigh # C51701 mobile towing scale, you can check the “tow weight” (which is the GCWR) at any time.

Keep in mind that this towing scale's margin of error is +/-5% and it is difficult to verify as truck stop scales are typically over by 5-7% and only display weight in increments of 20#.

Install and calibration is easy and the app can run on most Android and Apple phones.

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