Gray states that standard towing guides are not enough to ensure that the prospective tow vehicle or recreational vehicle are compatible for towing. This is especially true concerning the truck for a fifth wheel or gooseneck trailer towing combination because of the need to account for the rear gross axle weight rating. Some trucks may have a high gross combined weight rating and maximum trailer weight but the pin weight of some fifth wheel or gooseneck trailers may exceed the tow vehicle's rear gross axle weight rating. Some dealers, unbeknownst to them, may have mistakenly matched the wrong RV and tow vehicle. After entering the required weight data, buyers can purchase with confidence and dealers can ensure that the sale is the correct towing combination.
Before You Buy RV and Fifth Wheel St. are the brainchild of full-time RVer David Gray and was founded in April 2011 to promote towing safety by providing simplified weighing worksheets, web-based and app calculators to assist all who tow fifth wheel, gooseneck and conventional trailers.
If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with David Gray, please call David at (850) 583-6937 or e-mail him at info@FifthWheelSt.com