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How Do You Compute The Cargo Carrying Capacity of an RV When Towing A Vehicle?

by Anonymous

how does one compute cargo capacity when towing a vehicle?

ANSWER Thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

Trying to determine RV and trailer weight carrying capacities can be very confusing to new and even veteran RVers. It would be very hard for me to explain all of this information in the answer to this question; instead I am going to give some recommendations on where to get this information.

Below are two videos from RV Expert Mark Polk that I highly recommend. These two videos can be instantly downloaded to your computer.


Trailer Towing, Weights, Hitch Work and Backing


Trailer Towing, Weights, Hitch Work and Backing Get your notebooks out and let RV Expert Mark Polk teach you some tips and techniques to make towing much easier. How to properly match your tow vehicle to a trailer is the first step, learning the terminology is next. Proper and safe hitch work is a must and now we can hit the road. Demonstration is shown on a travel trailer. There is a fifth wheel hitching portion, with demonstration on a fifth wheel.

Towing Behind Your Motorhome This video will demonstrate everything you need to know about towing behind a motor home in an easy to understand format. The goal with this video download is to help you learn how to properly tow a vehicle, and to assist you in making the right decisions to meet your particular towing needs. Let RV expert Mark Polk, help you to thoroughly understand all of your motorhome towing options.

You should also read the article Trailer and RV Weight Demystified located in the RV Lifestyle Articles Section of our website.

Hopefully this information has been helpful to you. If any of our visitors have tips or suggestions for you they can add them to this page by clicking on the add a comment link located near the bottom of this page.

Happy RVing

RVing Al

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