We are the one-stop, self-help RV safety website providing tow capacity information, tow ratings, towing guides, and important RV assistance to match up tow vehicles and trailers correctly, the first time. Our weight safety calculators with the industry-leading 13-point Weight Safety Report for 5th wheel or gooseneck trailers and conventional trailers will expose the truth about important load conditions. We provide web based and mobile app calculators and printable worksheets for all RV travelers that assist truck camper owners, all who tow fifth wheel or gooseneck trailers, and conventional trailers such as bumper pull travel trailers, boat trailers, and utility trailers, as well as motorcoaches towing a car or trailer.
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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.
Before You Buy That RV, Truck or Other Tow Vehicle
Your answer to the most asked question...
With this new app... RV Tow Check 2.0
Occasionally, buyers learn that the trailer they purchased was too heavy for their tow vehicle. The time has come to prevent that... PERMANENTLY!
We are currently seeking a maximum of ten RV Dealerships for up to 45 days of beta testing the RV Tow Check 2.0 app on the dealer's website. Once the beta testing phase is complete, the participating dealership will receive an offer of a first year 50% discount off the annual lease. (Once 10 dealerships have accepted this beta testing offer, or on March 30, 2015, this offer will be closed.)
How likely will these trucks be overloaded by a 5th wheel trailer?
The answer may be jaw dropping for some.
Check out our updated 2015 tow rating charts showing some of the most popular truck brands and models used for towing.
Heavy Duty Trucks (HDT) for Towing RVs
In recent years, the big three truck makers have really made waves with the extremely high payload and towing capacities. Additionally, the cost of buying these big one ton trucks have skyrocketed as well. For most RVers, the cost of medium duty trucks (MDT), even used ones, are hardly affordable. As you will read in the recommended article, a used and well maintained HDT can be the lowest cost to buy, and it's certainly the safest to tow any RV trailer available. Considering an HDT is a viable option. Read more here.
How likely will these super light duty trucks be overloaded by a 5th wheel trailer?
The answer may suprise you.
Check out our updated 2015 tow rating charts for four half-ton truck brands. After reading these charts, we ask, "Can any of the half-ton trucks tow the lightest fifth wheel trailers touted for these trucks without exceeding the weight safety ratings?"