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1987 c70 rollback curb weight.

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Hi, I just recently put a down payment on a 1987 gmc c7000 rollback. I got a copy of the title and it it says the unladen weight is 21,000 pounds and gvwr is 25,500. I'm hoping the title is wrong when it says the unladen weight is 21,000 because that only leaves 4,500 pounds I can load on the bed. The truck is a 1987 gmc c70 with a 366 motor, 5 speed and 2 speed rear. Also it has a 19 foot steel jerr dann rollback bed and a stinger bar I think it's called. What do you guys think it might weigh? Or does anyone have a similar setup and knows what it weights? Thanks

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Just take it to a weigh scale and be done with it

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I would take it to the scale, but I have to finish paying it off before I can pick it up and bring it home. I don't think I'm gonna have it paid off until July, but hopefully I can get it sooner. Thanks

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Anyone have any input about the truck? I'm thinking about cutting my loses, but will lose my down payment. My 1984 gmc 3/4 ton can haul 3400 pounds and I'm starting to think if the 1987 gmc c7000 rollback can only haul 4500 pounds it's not worth it. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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check the door stickers for the info. 1 should be the manufacturer's info, and the other is from the company that did the conversion to a tow truck. a lot of the GVWR will be determined by what tires were installed new when the conversion was completed, i would be carefull with those split rim tires, and wedge lugs can be a killer if installed wrong..10 years of towing experience..

 

good luck..

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What are you going to use the truck for?

 

The 21,000 pounds sounds a little on the heavy side. Most likely that truck is registered under weight to stay out of CDL/CMV territory, that's a pretty common practice with flat bed wreckers. A C7000 should have a GVWR from the factory in the 32,000-35,000 range.

 

You can probably register it at a heavier weight, but that'll need to be weighted against potential extra cost in taxes, licensing, regulatory fees and insurance cost.

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If it's a single axle, would be around no more than 17000 lbs max.

 

I would even guess 12000.

 

I remember hauling wood with the same category, almost 30 years ago. Big wooden sides..

 

gas engine, 2 speed rear end.

12000 empty, 17000 freighted.

 

you would not want more than 5k on the back anyway...gets kinda scary. :)

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I would even guess 12000.

 

I remember hauling wood with the same category, almost 30 years ago. Big wooden sides..

 

gas engine, 2 speed rear end.

12000 empty, 17000 freighted.

 

you would not want more than 5k on the back anyway...gets kinda scary. :)

"12000 empty, 17000 freighted." LOL! But Very true when driving a truck that's overloaded.

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Thanks for the info. I did think 21000 pounds did seem a little heavy. I talked to the guy I'm buying the truck from a few days ago and he claims it's about 13,800 Empty. I do like the truck because I'm a big fan of gm trucks and it's in good shape with working A/C and not much cab rust, but the seller started to get a bit fishy. I sent him a text off a different phone number so he wouldn't know it was me and asked if the truck is still for sale and he said yes even though I put money down and we have a written agreement. So I might be backing out of buying it so I don't lose anymore money. Will find out this weekend when I stop by his auto repair shop over an hour from me. I've bought a few trucks on Craigslist like this and first time I may be getting ripped off, but lesson learned. Lol

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Also I was kinda surprised a gmc c7000 came from the factory under cdl and when I decoded the Vin it must have or was retitled under 26001 pounds. The Vin is 1GDJ7D1B6HV505106. Thanks again for your guys help with this truck. I'm gonna try and dig a little deeper into the history of this truck and hopefully all works out. The new obstacle is now getting the seller to let me tow the truck to my house for extra security while I'm paying him off or I'm just gonna cut my losses and try and get my deposit back.

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Also I was kinda surprised a gmc c7000 came from the factory under cdl and when I decoded the Vin it must have or was retitled under 26001 pounds. The Vin is 1GDJ7D1B6HV505106. Thanks again for your guys help with this truck. I'm gonna try and dig a little deeper into the history of this truck and hopefully all works out. The new obstacle is now getting the seller to let me tow the truck to my house for extra security while I'm paying him off or I'm just gonna cut my losses and try and get my deposit back.

Any updates? If you end up with the truck, post some pics.

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Ended up not getting the truck. I didn't trust the seller enough to continue making payments and glad I only lost a little bit of cash to him. One of lifes lessons I guess. But I'm saving up to get a different truck and will post some pics. Thanks

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