Vehicle Towing Calculator

Understanding your vehicle’s towing capacity is essential before you decide to purchase an RV. 

Our Vehicle Tow Rating Calculator will help guide you to find your vehicle’s tow rating based on the make and model of your vehicle. You want to pay attention to the maximum weight your vehicle can tow by the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and also familiarize yourself with a few other RV towing terms in our glossary below. 

Make sure to double-check your automobile’s GVWR or gross vehicle weight rating (dry weight, plus liquids, passengers, and cargo). This number is the maximum weight your vehicle should tow. You are responsible for the decision to operate your vehicle and any RV you may tow. 

If your vehicle is not listed, or if you have any questions, please contact us.

RV Towing Terms

Dry weight is the weight of the RV as shipped from the manufacturer without any passengers, cargo, liquids, or additional accessories.

Gross vehicle weight is the combined weight of the RV (dry weight) plus passengers, cargo, liquids, and other accessories. 

The maximum allowed weight of a vehicle/RV, including passengers, cargo, water, etc. The gross vehicle weight (GVW) should not exceed the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR).

The weight/pressure placed on the hitch when the trailer is coupled to your vehicle. The tongue weight should be under 15% of the RV’s gross vehicle weight (GVWR).

The tow rating is the maximum weight limit from the manufacturer that can safely be towed by your vehicle. This weight is calculated by adding the RV’s gross vehicle weight (GVW) with the weight of all passengers, cargo, and liquids in your tow vehicle.