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Old 01-05-13, 12:15 PM
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I have a '98 Chrysler Town & Country. I'd like to know approx how much weight, in cargo, I can carry in it. Figure two people, and a full tank of gas.

I looked in several online spec places, but info is confusing.

Sure would appreciate knowing how much cargo we can load in, within the limits. I hope to hear 1000lbs. But, whatever, I need to stick with the limits.
 
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Old 01-05-13, 12:45 PM
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That info should be in the manual or on the placard in the glove compartment or drivers side door. Look for GVWR.
 
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Agree with Gunguy. Look on the tag for the GVWR, which is your "Gross Vehicle Weight Rating". That tells you the max amount of weight for that vehicle including payload.
After you get that number, you will need to go some place, maybe a truck stop & weigh your car. (Thats usually about $8.50). Now if you know someone who works the scales at the local landfill or scrap yard etc, just go there & weigh your car.
If your GVWR is 10,000 lb & your car weighs 5000 lb, just subtract your current weight from the GVWR & that's how much cargo or payload you can carry.

Hope this helps.
 

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HowStuffWorks "Dodge GVWR"

Grand Caravans for the last few years are 5700 lbs
 
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Well, kind of a tricky way, but I can/will do that!!!

I guess the idea is to weigh in with two people in it and a full tank of gas. That way, when you subtract the GVWR, it will be the real payload.
 
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Old 01-05-13, 04:57 PM
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tires anyone? As in - it sorta depends on what tires he has on now, right? As in - will they be able to carry payload?
 
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Old 01-05-13, 07:08 PM
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country

Gross vehicle weight rating........ 5370 lbs

Curb weight............................ 3950 lbs

Max legal load......................... 1420 lbs


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OK on 1420. We were heading out in lat Jan for a trip, and I wanted to carry maybe 800lbs in it (that's including my wife and I, cargo, and fuel). That's well within safety limits.

Thanks for all.
 
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Old 01-05-13, 07:54 PM
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Before you set out.....best to just confirm it......look at your owners manual and the door tag.....


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