RVTC Interactive Demo

This web-based demo is designed for online use and does not appear precisely like the RVTC app. However, the math calculations are identical.

Walter and Hazel found the fifth wheel RV of their dreams. The dry weight is 12,277 pounds. After Water's excellent advice from members of a Facebook RV group, he will look for a truck that will tow a trailer's GVWR. Walter called the RV salesman and learned the trailer's GVWR is 16,000 pounds. The following day, Walter and Hazel found a truck they really like. The car salesman told them the truck has a towing capacity of 18,500 pounds and will tow the trailer fine.

Should Walter and Hazel believe the car salesman?

To be sure he will not make a costly mistake, Walter purchased the RV Tow Check App to learn the truck's realistic vehicle towing capacity.

Below is the picture Walter took of the trailering information label on the truck. The truck does not have a 5th wheel hitch installed.

Instructions!

For this demo, all the required truck trailering information is entered and may not be changed.

Walter estimated he would have about 150 pounds of cargo.

Walter, Hazel, and their German Shepard weigh 405 pounds.

You may adjust the information below the Unscaled Tow Vehicle Weight.

Tap on the Calculate button, and every time you change any info below Unscaled Tow Vehicle Weight.

Select various pin weight percentages to view the different Max 5th Wheel Towing results.

  • Will Walter and Hazel’s truck selection avoid exceeding the weight safety ratings if towing the trailer of their dreams? You be the judge.
  • Is it fine to tow a trailer exceeding the tow vehicle's weight safety ratings? It's your decision.

Tow Vehicle Certification Ratings
GCWR | GTW | GCVM

GVWR | MAM | GVM

Tow Vehicle Weight
GVW

Tow Vehicle Trailer Weight Rating
Fifth Wheel TWR

Conventional TWR

Unscaled Tow Vehicle Weight
 If you DO NOT have a 5th wheel hitch installed, tap (check) the box.

Gear/Cargo & Misc.

Driver/Passengers Weight


 

Realistic Vehicle Towing Capacity

Max 5th Wheel Towing
Pin Weight Percentage Selector
15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Max Conventional Towing
Tongue Weight Percentage Selector
10
11
12
13
14
15
Compliant per SAE J2807
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