TOW

GUIDES

At RV Country, we understand that choosing the right tow vehicle for your RV is essential for a smooth and safe journey. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our comprehensive RV Tow Guide, designed to empower you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions. 

Navigating the world of towing can be overwhelming, with various vehicle types, towing capacities, and hitching systems to consider. Our RV Tow Guide simplifies this process by providing expert insights, tips, and recommendations tailored to your specific needs.

Whether you’re a seasoned RVer or a newcomer to the lifestyle, our guide covers everything from understanding towing terminology to selecting the perfect tow vehicle for your RV type. We’ll walk you through the key factors to consider, such as payload capacity, towing capacity, and trailer weight ratings, ensuring you have the confidence to tow safely and efficiently.

With our RV Tow Guide in hand, you’ll embark on your next adventure knowing that you’ve made the right choice for your towing setup. Visit RV Country today to access our comprehensive RV Tow Guide and take the first step towards worry-free towing.

Consign Your RV To RV Country

  • Understanding your vehicle’s tow rating capacity is critical to choosing the right RV for you and your family.
  • Towing your next RV safely down the road will depend on having the right tow vehicle and RV combination.
Disclaimer: Your vehicle’s max towing capacity equals passenger weight, added accessories, any current liquids in tanks, and ALL cargo. For filter search we have 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 capacity from your vehicle’s manufacturer’s website 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 found, please contact us for assistance.

What Can I Tow?

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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