HK1837 wrote:I would only trust the rated GCM from Toyota. The other will be an error.
Tell that to the copper who books you
wait for the next "dark side bs" and see if Toyota follow the rest of the pack re towing weight etc. I imagine in court your paperwork from dot would hold water!
I would like to hear the argument for a 3.5 tonne towing weight for a Colorado or navara.
GROSS COMBINATION MASS - value specified 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.
GROSS VEHICLE MASS (GVM) - the maximum laden mass of a motor vehicle as specified by the ‘Manufacturer’.
For info and clarity this is what the ADR says
So on that basis the figure of 6200kg is incorrect! So much confusion but no definitive answer!
After due consideration and research i now agree with HK1837 but it would be interested in a test case in court.
Whomever has done the paperwork has stuffed up and added these together to get 6200kg. Toyota rate the GCM as 5650kg, which means if you have the full 3200kg behind it you have to reduce the carrying capacity of the vehicle. The Tare is 2040kg as a standard vehicle and 5650-3200=2450. Thus your total carrying capacity is now 410kg.
So add a 60kg towbar, 75kg bullbar, maybe 60kg of diesel and two say 80kg people and you are now allowed to legally carry 55kg. So you cannot even have a 3rd person in the car.
This discussion has raged on another forum called Caravanner forum or something similar for a decade without any definitive answer so good luck and keep us posted
Don't even think of putting a tinnie and outboard motor in the back unless you leave the wife behind
Add the ball weight of the Van and deduct it from the caravan weight and call the Chief scientist and see what he/she says.