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Old 10-26-2016, 02:30 PM   #1
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How to determine/find GVWR?

I have found several tags on my '98 International 3800, 72 passenger, Carpenter body:
-engine tag, in engine bay
-Body tag, in stairwell (Just says 72 passenger)
-rear end tag, on rear end (4.78 Ratio)

But no tags showing GVWR or curb weight, any hints on where to find this information?

Thank you
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:30 PM   #2
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There should be a manufacturers data plate at the front, inside the bus, that will list lots of data about the bus, this should be one of the items listed.

This image isn't great but it's the only one I could really find.... yours may look different from this but the data on it will be basically the same.

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Old 10-26-2016, 06:27 PM   #3
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As far as curb weight goes, I've never seen any vehicle with a tag for an empty weight. You just need to take it to a scale and get it weighed if you want to know what it is.

A truck stop with a "CAT Scales" logo displayed, or pretty much any stone quarry, scrap yard, or landfill can take care of that for you.
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Old 10-26-2016, 06:53 PM   #4
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Scales will give you the actual weight, but not the "rating" which should be known for each axle before building much on.
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:02 PM   #5
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Find the vin and call the Manufacturer and even if that does help look up your VIN on the computer and see if they match?
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:25 PM   #6
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:26 PM   #7
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Mine has the empty weight right on the tag. 19570 pounds.
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:36 PM   #8
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I'm trying to post a pic of it but photobucket isn't working right now
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