So often, RVers will pull up to a scale and get the weight of the tow vehicle's front and rear axles, and the trailer axles. They drive away, and later sit down with their calculator to come up with few safety weight numbers. It either looks good or they may discover a truck axle that is overloaded or maybe they exceed the gross combination weight rating (GCWR). They think that is it and that's all they need to know.
RV Safety and Education Foundation (RVSEF) data indicates that 60 percent of all tow vehicles on the road exceed one or more weight safety ratings. "Many of these trucks exceed all of their ratings," said Walter Cannon, executive director of RVSEF.
The following RV rig reports are a real towing combination that speaks more volumes than needs to be written with a bunch of words few will read.
These printable reports with your weight numbers are available for free on desktop systems.
Full explanation of the terms used on the forms above can be found by clicking HERE.
To read the best reasons for weighing, view this page: What are the Benefits of Weighing?
Although the bottom report is a good indicator of a safe load, the Fifth Wheel St. Truck and Trailer Weight Safety Report can never substitute for the advanced weighing procedure consisting of wheel-by-wheel weighing. Whenever possible, weigh each wheel position at a location that provides the advanced towing safety report. Visit the Wheel-by-Wheel Weighing Resources page to find a location near you.