To Help You Understand The Different Carrying Capacities Of Your RV Please Refer To The Following Definitions.
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating):
Means the maximum permissible weight of this motorhome. The GVWR is
equal to or greater than the sum of the unloaded vehicle weight plus
the net carrying capacity.
GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating):
Means the value specified by the motorhome manufacturer as the maximum
allowable loaded weight of this motorhome with its towed trailer
or towed vehicle. Towing and braking capacities may differ. Refer
to your motorhome and chassis manufacturer manuals for complete information.
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating):
Means the maximum permissible loaded weight a specific axle is designed
GTW (Gross Towed Weight):
The maximum permissible loaded wight of a trailer or car that this
motorhome has been designed to tow. This cannot be increased by changing
the trailer hitch.
UVW (Unloaded Vehicle Weight):
The weight of the motorhome as built at the factory with full fuel,
engine oil and coolants. The UVW does not include cargo, fresh water,
LP gas, occupants or dealer installed accessories.
NCC (Net Carrying Capacity):
The maximum weight of all occupants including the driver, passenger,
personal belongings, food, fresh water, LP gas, tools, tongue weight
of towed vehicle, dealer installed accessories, etc., that can be
carried by this motorhome. Normal variation of materials may cause
the Net Carrying Capacity to be 200 lbs. higher or lower than stated.
(NCC is equal to or less than GVWR minus UVW)
The Maximum permissible downward force exerted on hitch ball by the
towed vehicle coupler.
Your RV chassis manufacturer recommends the installation of a supplemental
brake control system to activate the brakes on the vehicle or trailer
you are towing.
RV Chassis And Engine Manufacturers
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Caterpillar diesel engines – Manufacturer of diesel engines.
Cummins Engine Company – Manufacturer of diesel engines.
Detroit Diesel Engines – Manufacturer of diesel engines.
Freightliner Custom Chassis
Spartan Motors, Inc.
Ford Motor Company
Workhorse Custom Chassis – RV chassis with the GM power train