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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The answer may suprise you.
Check out our new 2015 tow rating charts for four half-ton truck brands. Which one is really equipped to tow the lightest fifth wheel trailers touted for half-ton trucks?