Step 1: Choose, print and provide answers on the appropriate worksheet.
Step 2: Weigh your vehicle with your trailer (RV) or other towable attached.
Step 3: Weigh your vehicle without your trailer (RV) 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.
Are you towing safely below the vehicles' load ratings?
The RV Safety & Education Foundation data indicates that 57% of all RVs on the road exceed one or more weight safety ratings.
Ensure you're not one of the 57% 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.
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