Vehicle Weight Rating
The maximum permissible vehicle or
trailer weight, including all cargo, fluids, passengers,
and any and all optional equipment.
You need this number to determine
if you are within the limits set forth by the
manufacturer, laws, and regulations. The only way to be
sure you are within the rating is to drive the RV on a
scale and measure it.
GCWR: Gross Combination Weight Rating
The maximum permissible combined weight of the tow
vehicle and the attached towed vehicle. This assumes
both vehicles have functioning brakes, with exceptions
in some cases for very light towed vehicles, normally
less than 1,500 pounds.
||Unloaded Vehicle Weight
Sometimes referred to as the Gross Vehicle Weight or
Curb Weight, the UVW is the dry weight of the trailer as
manufactured at the factory.
Hitch Weight represents the portion of the trailer
weight that is carried by the tongue to the hitch ball
on the tow vehicle.
||Cargo Carrying Capacity
Sometimes referred to as Rated Cargo Load, the CCC is
equal to the GVWR minus each of the following: UVW, full
fresh water weight (including water heater) plus filled
propane tank(s) and battery weight.
For safety's sake, the CCC should never be exceeded.
||The downward weight applied by the
trailer on the hitch ball. It is usually suggested that
tongue weight should usually not be more than about 10%
of the gross trailer weight.
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
Notice that the "S" in MSRP is short for "suggested,"
meaning that this is only the recommended price. A
dealer is perfectly free to charge more or less if he