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Gvwr

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Rc2505, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I just bought a 2000 GMC K3500HD dump truck today. I am looking to get license plates on it, but the GVWR sticker on the door panel is missing. Does anyone know the GVWR for this truck? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,987

    My 3500 diesel 4x4 was 12000. Some gassers were 11400, Go to diesel place and ask for a vin check,build sheet,history. Might take a week though, free service by members.
     
  3. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,305

    Ummm a K3500HD did it have a conversion? Or are we calling everything HD's now? If it's an ACTUAL HD with a conversion it's 15K GVW
     
  4. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I don't know about the conversion, but it says 3500 HD on both doors.
     
  5. Schnabel Plowin

    Schnabel Plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    The 3500HDs in the classic body style weren't available stock with 4x4.
     
  6. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I am not trying to argue with anyone. I just know what I have, or at least what it says that I have. A 2000 GMC classic body style 3500 HD ( both doors have the HD badging on them, 4X4 with a 5.7 motor. Again this is what the title, and truck are telling me. I am just looking for info. I went to Diesel place and requested a VIN check, and build sheet, so I guess I will wait for that to come back. Thank you all.
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    It's 12,000 GVWR, thus isn't an HD. Someone added the extra badges somewhere along it's life.
     
  8. Schnabel Plowin

    Schnabel Plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    Yeah, especially with a 5.7 vortec, that isn't actually an hd. A previous owner must have thought a lot of the truck, so he added 3500hd stickers.
     
  9. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    HD stickers add payload capacity.
     
  10. Schnabel Plowin

    Schnabel Plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    Lol. Stickers don't actually make the truck stronger. Its just fooling the government.
     
  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    How's that?
     
  12. Schnabel Plowin

    Schnabel Plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    If you tell the bmv it has a 15k gvrw, you can get 15k plates and haul 15k "legally." but the truck was only designed for 12000, or whatever it is. So the safety is still compromised, but the gov doesn't know anything is "wrong."
     
  13. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Try that line with the DOT after they run your VIN and put you OOS...
     
  14. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Not so:nono: I know of a couple.
     
  15. Schnabel Plowin

    Schnabel Plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    You can do a conversion, but the hd didn't have a 4x4 option. There were k3500s, but not k3500hds.
     
  16. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I'm guessing it's not 15,000 gvw but everyone's first question should have been does it have 19.5" or 16" rims? If 19.5 then it's 15,000 gvw.
     
  17. Schnabel Plowin

    Schnabel Plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    That's why im saying it is just trying to fool the gov. How do stickers add to the gvwr?
     
  18. Schnabel Plowin

    Schnabel Plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    I mean "add payload capacity."
     
  19. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Everything is settled. It is only 12,000 GVWR. This truck was owned by a city, then sold to a private individual, then bought by me. Someone either changed the doors, or added the badging. No big deal either way. I just needed to know what the actual GVWR was, so Monday morning, I can put plates on it. I bought it in Michigan, and they had it registered for 24,000. I knew that wasn't correct, so I just needed to investigate for my piece of mind. Thanks, all.
     
  20. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Many states you have to register the truck for truck and trailer weight combined.