Tow Ratings Database
A helpful reference to vehicle tow ratings
Welcome to the RV Wholesale Superstore tow ratings database. In recent years there has been a swift migration from Class A and C motorhomes to fifth wheels and travel trailers. As a result of this change one of the first steps in deciding which new RV to choose is finding out exactly what your vehicle can tow. For your convenience we have compiled a fairly comprehensive listing of all the tow rating we could get our hands on.
In many cases there is an array of variations on the same make and model, these variations can lead to a difference of up to 10,000 pounds in the tow rating issued. Determining the tow rating of a vehicle is a tedious process that take dozens if not hundreds of variables into account, including engine power and displacement, weight, weight distribution, suspension, transmission, brakes, hitch install point, wheel, and axle gear ratio. While we have made every effort to make sure these records are accurate, it is important to consult your dealer’s service department to make sure your tow vehicle is adequately equipped and properly maintained.
In addition to your tow rating you also should make sure to give some consideration to how much the gear, passengers, equipment, food, beverages, fresh water, and waste water will weigh on your typical excursion. When using this database, it is also important to note that almost all ratings for conventional towing that exceed 5000 pounds requires the use of a weight distribution hitch. Check out our blog entry about hitches for travel trailers.