How Do I Find the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)?

The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of a vehicle is shown on the vehicle’s Safety Compliance Certification Label, located on the driver's side door lock facing or the door latch post pillar. 

Door jamb label

GVWR is the maximum allowable weight of the fully-loaded vehicle (including passengers and cargo). The Gross Vehicle Weight (scale measured weight of truck, cargo, and passengers) should never exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

If attempting to determine the maximum allowable cargo capacity, we recommend weighing the vehicle with passengers on a commercial vehicle scale. The difference between the scale weight and the GVWR can be considered the maximum cargo capacity.

For more guidance on vehicle weight information:

  1. Visit the RV & Trailer Towing Guides page on the Ford fleet website.
  2. Scroll down and choose a towing guide.
  3. Refer to the information under Know Before You Tow.

 Tip: To search the RV & Trailer Towing Guide, press CTRL + F to open a search box in your browser. You can then enter any term, such as "Gross Vehicle Weight Rating" to search the guide.

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