Why Weigh?

To ensure the  vehicles’ ratings aren’t exceeded:

  • Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
  • Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR)
  • Gross Trailer Weight Rating (GTWR)
  • Vertical Load (Kingpin)

Overloading and underinflation can cause: 

  • Tire Failures
  • Reduced Handling Capability
  • On-Road Breakdowns
  • Increased Stopping Distance
  • More Rapid Tire Wear
  • Rapid Suspension Component Wear
  • Higher Fuel Consumption
  • Unsafe Swaying in Crosswinds
  • Increased Driver Fatigue

Is weighing the RV cost saving?

  • Yes! Tire blowouts result in costly repairs.

The folks at the Good Sam Vehicle Insurance Program state that tire failure is the cause of 60% to 70% of all Good Sam VIP comprehensive claims. Tires usually blow out as a result of an overloaded RV, improper inflation or excessively worn tread. Good Sam VIP

Also there is the potential to…

  • Improve Vehicle Performance
  • Reduce Fuel Consumption
  • Reduce Vehicle Stopping Distance
  • Reduce Mechanical Breakdowns
  • Extend Tire Replacement Intervals

And the most important potential is to…

  • Reduce Accidents That May Result in Bodily Injury or Death