GU ute GVM, tare etc

Submitted: Monday, May 02, 2005 at 10:47
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Hi

Can anyone help, don't know what this means for a Nissan GU ute. GVM of 3400kg, GCM 5900kg, Tare 2130 kg.

I assume Tare is bare weight without fuel, tray, bull bar etc but not sure.

Thanks
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 10:55

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 10:55
GCM (gross combined mass,vehicle, trailer and load)is the towing capacity

Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) - Definition
Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) is the maximum loaded mass of the vehicle as specified by the vehicle's manufacturer; or by VicRoads if;

the manufacturer has not specified the maximum loaded mass; or
the manufacturer cannot be identified; or
the vehicle has been modified to the extent that the manufacturer's specification is no longer appropriate.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 10:59

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 10:59
GCM (Gross Combination Mass)

Definition according to the Department of Transport and Regional Services: value specificed for the vehicle by the manufacturer as being the maximum of the sum of the Gross Vehicle Mass of the drawing vehicle plus the sum of the axle loads of any vehicle capable of being drawn as a trailer. In other words, the Gross Vehicle Weight (loaded) plus Gross Trailer Weight (loaded).
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 11:17

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 11:17
Thanks Truckster,

Looks like I've got dramas then. My GU with slide on camper on the back, full of fuel, water and all camping gear plus 2 people is close to 4100kg.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 11:33

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 11:33
Speak to JohnR hes going thru this chit right now (actually on his way to weighbridge as we speak!)
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 13:00

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 13:00
Austravel, seeing Bruce has published this, I will say have taken out the tray to have a frame underneath now instead and cut out quite a bit. Had a tool box underneath but removed too. Have the highlift and shovel pinned in place, water tank full, fuel tanks full, full (very nealy anyway) camping kit and came in at much closer to the GVM than it was. My contact details are with the rig pic if you wanted to talk more.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 13:07

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 13:07
Thanks John will email you today.
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Follow Up By: Redback - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 09:45

Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 09:45
Hey John hows it going, email me what you have done mate i'm interested as well.

Baz.
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Reply By: Brian (SA) - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 22:00

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 22:00
A lot of people exceed the GVM without knowing they have.

Most vehicles with a full load of people and luggage are already close to or over GVM and then you add accesories for 4wdriving and it is well and truly exceeded.

Next time you are loaded for a trip with full fuel and water tanks weigh your vehicle and add in the passenger weights and see what result you have.

You can get increased GVM if approved suspension mods are carried out.

Implications?

Have an accident and insurance is null and void if said company find out.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 10:33

Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 10:33
Your right, I think most would be surprised. Checking the web and basically if you have 2 adults, 3 kids, and minimal gear you are well over the GVM for most wagons.
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Reply By: Member - John - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 10:24

Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 10:24
There is a standrad weight for each passenger that the car is registered for, think it is 65 kg and 14 kg for the luggage each passenger, so if rego'ed with seven seats the weight would be combined total. RTA engineers can explain it all. Hope this helps?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 11:41

Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 11:41
There is a standrad weight for each passenger that the car is registered for, think it is 65 kg

My god, I wish i was 65kg!! well 90 would be nice. :(
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