Step 1: Choose, print and provide answers on the appropriate worksheet.
Step 2: Weigh your vehicle with your trailer or other towable attached.
Step 3: Weigh your vehicle without your trailer or other towable attached.
Step 4: Enter the data from your worksheet into the RV Safety Report Calculator.
Step 5: Adjust load distribution and inflate tires per tire load inflation recommendations.
The RV Safety & Education Foundation data indicates that 57% of all RVs on the road exceed one or more weight safety ratings.
Additionally, the following exceed at least one rating:
Ensure you're not the one exceeding a load rating.
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That on any RV forum you'll read statements similar to the following?
"You cannot change the manufactures tow rating or carrying capacity."
"You may be able to change the capabilities of the truck, if you address all weak links in the chain, but you cannot change the manufacturer's rating."
The big question is, is there any part of this assertion true?
After an informative conversation with a representative at NHTSA, we have an answer. Read the following article to learn more.
These are just some of this year's worst headlines pulled from a Google news search. The latest records indicate there are an estimated 6,300 RV fires annually in America.
"Can a F150 or 1500 ( half-ton) truck tow a fifth wheel trailer?"
As evident in the picture above, we at FWS have determined that for typical RV use, none of the half-ton trucks are capable of handling the weight and size of these trailers. The rear axle will be overloaded and driving conditions may be unsafe.
Fortunately, the driver of this half-ton towing the fifth wheel, along with his wife, where unhurt, as reported by another RVer. "They were in the right lane and made contact with a car in the left lane. The driver swerved to the right, then over corrected causing the trailer to swerve even more and tipped, dragging the truck with it. When they righted it, the 5th wheel is pretty much totaled and likely the truck will be as well. "