One of the most important subjects to understand as an RVer is the definitions and logistics associated with RV weight and towing capacity.
Over the years, there have been strides made in standardizing RV vehicle weight definitions, through the efforts of the Recreational Vehicles Industry Association (RVIA), RV Dealer’s Association (RVDA) and RV Safety Education Foundation (RVSEF).
This is certainly a big help. But it is still up to individual RVers to pay attention, know what they are doing and operate in accordance with safe practices.
Being knowledgeable about towing means increased safety and enjoyment in your RV travels. Know how to tow before you buy, and every time you head out on the road. You will have less hassles, more fun and will help promote RV safety.
We suggest that all RVers know the meaning of the various weight and weight rating definitions. It is critical to learn safe towing practices and make them part of your regular RVing routine. This is not an area to become complacent.
Taking the time to do things right and maintain safe equipment can avoid mishaps. After all, you want to have the fun RVing adventures – not the dangerous and expensive ones.