RV Weight Limitations in Reno Nevada
When traveling the RV lifestyle do you find it hard not to bring the whole house with you? How easy it is to overload an RV in Reno Nevada; especially when traveling during the holidays with the extra luggage and family on board. Learn about what limitation an RV has when loading for a road trip.
According to an article at funroads.com, “Does Your RV Need A Diet?”
“Simply put, your RV is overloaded if it exceeds any of the manufacturer’s established limitations for total load, axle load, or tire loading. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is the maximum amount your RV can safely carry. It includes both the wet weight and the cargo weight. Be sure to check your owner’s manual for weight limitations.
Recent Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) weight-labeling requirements make it easier for new RV buyers to judge weight and carrying capacity. If you’re in the market for a new motor home or travel trailer, you’ll find this information very helpful. But if you’re already an RV owner, there are important steps you can take toward safer weight distribution.
If you’ve been gradually accumulating more and more “stuff” over the years, it’s probably time to put your RV on a weight reduction program. But first you need to take a trip to the scales. Don’t guess at your load weight–its easy to underestimate by hundreds of pounds. You can have your rig weighed at a public weigh station for a minimal fee. Look in the Yellow Pages under “Scales, Public” to find the location of scales nearest you.
Be sure to weigh your rig when it’s fully loaded. It’s also important to weigh each axle separately. After the weigh-in you might be surprised at how quickly the combined weight of your passengers and all your “stuff” adds up to more than you expected.”
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