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Discover Your Towing Potential

At Tacoma RV, we understand that towing capabilities are a crucial factor when it comes to your RV lifestyle. Whether you’re a seasoned RVer or just starting your journey, knowing how much weight your vehicle can tow is essential. Our Towing Guides provide you with valuable information to help you make informed decisions.

 

We’ve got you covered with expert insights into towing capacities for a wide range of RVs and trailers. Our guides offer the knowledge you need to match your tow vehicle with your RV or trailer, ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey.

 

Explore our Towing Guides today and unlock the potential of your RV adventures. Knowledge is power, and at Tacoma RV, we empower you to tow with confidence.

What is the towing capacity of my vehicle?

Attention: Your vehicle’s max towing capacity includes passenger weight, added accessories, any current liquids in tanks, and any cargo you’ve added such as food, clothes, chairs, grills, games, tools, etc.. For purposes of Find an RV I can Tow, we’ve allowed 1000 lbs for RVs over 8000 lbs, 750 lbs for RVs under 8000 lbs, and 500 lbs for RVs under 5000 lbs for average Cargo Weight. Always confirm your specific tow vehicles towing capacity directly from your vehicle’s manufacturer before purchasing or towing an RV. You are responsible for the decision to operate your vehicle and any RV you may tow. If your specific vehicle is not listed, please contact us for assistance.

Terms & Definitions

    • Dry Weight/Shipped Weight – The weight of the RV as shipped from the manufacturer without any passengers, cargo, liquids, or additional accessories or dealer installed options.
    • Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) – The current combined weight of the RV (dry weight) plus passengers, cargo, and liquids.
    • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) – The maximum allowed weight of a Vehicle/RV, including passengers, cargo, fluids, etc.
    • Cargo Weight – The total weight of all passengers, food, clothing, liquids, accessories, etc. that you might put into your RV.
      Tongue/Hitch Weight – The weight/pressure applied from the trailer tongue/coupler to the conventional/bumper hitch on your vehicle.
    • Pin Weight – This is often referred to as the weight/pressure applied from the fifth-wheel kingpin to the hitch in the bed of your truck.
    • Payload Capacity – For Trucks, the amount of weight you can safely add to the bed of the truck. Your Fifth Wheel’s Hitch Weight or Pin Weight plus the actual weight of the hitch plus any other accessories you have in the bed of the truck must not exceed the Payload Capacity amount. Confirm Payload Capacity with your vehicle’s manufacturer.
    • Max Towing Capacity – The maximum weight limit that can safely be towed by your specific vehicle. This weight is calculated by adding the RV’s GVW with the weight of all passengers, cargo, and liquids in your tow vehicle.

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