Trailer Towing Dictionary of Terms
Below are some common words and phrases campers have when trying to determine if their vehicle can tow a trailer.
The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, is the maximum allowed weight of an vehicle/automobile/RV, including passengers, cargo, content of holding tanks, etc...
Max Tow Rating
Also know as the Max Towing Capacity, this is the most weight that your vehicle can tow. This weight limit is set by the manufacturer of the vehicle that you plan to tow your trailer with. At Trailer Tow Guide, we use this weight only as the starting point, then account for extra weight to support real life numbers.