Weight

Weight

Exactly what is cargo carrying capacity as related to RV's?

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Jul 28, 2011
Good Question!
by: Brinkles

I'm reading the book "Take Your Life Back" right now. It's all about full-time RV'ing and it has an extremely complicated chapter on RV weight. We're in the process of informing ourselves how to purchase a trailer and tow vehicle. The authors recommend having the vehicle weighed yourself, including each axle of the trailer/fifth wheel/rv and tow vehicle if any. They provide a number of formulas to determine the load capacity of most types of RVs. I don't understand it yet but I'm working on it. The authors indicate that RV manufacturers and car companies do not do enough to provide true figures regarding weights and that consumers must do their own work to ensure the RV is weighted appropriately to ensure normal equipment wear and safety.

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