If you’re looking to purchase a fifth wheel, toy hauler, or destination trailer, it is very important to know beforehand what tonnage your vehicle can tow. Attempting to tow something that’s too heavy can result in damage to your vehicle, what you’re towing, and potentially other drivers on the road. We’ve created a tool to make it easy to find out what your vehicle is capable of towing. All we need is some simple information about your vehicle and we can set you up to find the towable for you.
How to Use the Tool
To find out how much weight your vehicle can tow, all we need from you is the year, make, and trim of your vehicle. It really is that easy! With that out of the way, we can provide some information like your max towing capacity or payload capacity. You should always check this information with your vehicle’s manufacturer directly, of course, but this will at least give you a good estimate of what you can expect your vehicle to manage. Once you know what you can tow, compare this with the weight of the RV or trailer you are planning to tow and make sure that you have the right hitches to safely tow with your vehicle.
The Importance of Knowing Your Towing Capacity
Picture it: you’ve found the RV of your dreams, you’ve filled out an application for a financing plan, and you’ve even started drawing up plans for your first trip. Then, the other foot drops. You didn’t check your car’s towing capacity, and the RV falls outside your range. Then it’s back to the drawing board, and it’ll always be in the back of your head that this was your second choice.
Disappointment aside, it’s very important for your safety and the safety of other drivers to ensure you know what your truck or car can safely tow. Attempting to tow more than your vehicle can handle can cause damage to your vehicle, and what you are towing, and even pose a threat to others on the road. Be safe, not sorry: when calculating the weight of your RV, make sure you factor in an allowance for cargo, passengers, and anything else that could also add to the weight you need to tow. A wider margin between what you’re towing and what you can tow is always better.
Contact the Experts at Open Roads Complete RV in North Georgia
Questions or concerns about your vehicle’s towing capacity? Contact our experienced and knowledgeable sales team for more information about what you need to know about towing. We’re dedicated to helping you find the answers to your towing needs, whatever they are. Find out your towing capacity with this simple tool, and our sales team will be able to help you find a trailer, toy hauler, or fifth wheel that’ll meet your needs. Contact us today for more information!