Trailer Towing FAQs

Below are some common questions campers have when trying to determine if their vehicle can tow a trailer.

What is the Trailer Towability Scale?

This is a scale that we came up with to help you determine if your vehicle can tow an RV or Camping Trailer. It uses multiple factors and changes as you select options that refine your vehicle.

What is Dry Weight?

Also known as Shipped Weight, the dry weight is the weight of the RV as shipped from the manufacturer without any passengers, cargo, liquids, or additional accessories or dealer installed options.

What is a GVWR?

GVWR stands for Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. This is the maximum allowed weight of an vehicle/automobile/RV, including passengers, cargo, content of holding tanks, etc...

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Disclaimer: This is only our recommendation. You need to check your vehicle for the actual tow rating and make sure to also check the sticker in the trailer you plan to tow behind it. The sticker that list the weights on a trailer is usually located behind a cabinet around the sink. The maximum towing capacity is valid only when the vehicle is adequately equipped. This may require engine and/or other drivetrain upgrades. For full disclaimers, please read our Terms of Use.

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