With the arrival of good weather, many people will plan buying or renting an RV. Prior to your efforts, it is essential to ensure the towing capacity of your vehicle, otherwise it could cause significant damage.
A towing capacity rating is based on the maximum gross vehicle weight (GVW) (the weight of the fully loaded vehicle or trailer, including cargo and passengers) the vehicle is designed to carry. Exceeding it can not only damage your vehicle, but it also puts your life and the lives of others in jeopardy.
First, check the owner’s manual for your vehicle’s load capacity. A sticker in the driver’s door indicates. Otherwise, consult the list below and click on the year of your vehicle.
Towing Capacity by Year of Your Vehicle
THINGS TO CONSIDER
What is the Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of your vehicle
Does Your Trailer Hitch Matter?
Finding the Tongue Weight of Your Trailer
Think About the Dangers of Improper Towing Capacity