TOWING SAFETY Understanding Payload Ratings with Josh the RV Nerd

Understanding Payload Ratings

Towing Safety

If you already have the vehicle that you plan to tow with, you need to find a trailer that is within the weight range of your vehicle. This is a common problem of many looking to get into RVing. Customers would go in to purchase a travel trailer only to find out that their tow vehicle did not have a very good tow rating. It can be extremely frustrating to go out and find the perfect travel trailer or fifth wheel and then be told that you can’t tow it. This happens every day, and this is why you need to be armed with the right information before you buy.

Josh the RV Nerd

I am the website manager for Michigan's largest independent RV dealer -- Haylett Auto and RV. We've been family owned and operated since 1989 and continue to grow to this day.

I've always enjoyed keeping up-to-date on the most current product knowledge. Those new, fun facts are what I try to focus upon in my videos and tours. EVERY RV is "the best," but they're all the best for different reasons. THAT is truly the hardest part for a consumer -- trying to figure out which one best fits their needs and interests.

Josh the RV Nerd & Haylett RV are not affiliated with The Outdoor Life; content contributed with permission.

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