RV toad towing is a weighty issue. If you’re buying an RV with the plans of hauling a towed vehicle, here’s what to know about towing a car or boat to a motor home.
Motor Home Slang – RV Jargon
“Toad” is a slang term. Used among RVers and motorhome owners, ‘toad’ refers to towed vehicles, such as an automobile, trailer or boat.
- An RV’s towing capacity influences what kind of car or even boat your RV can tow.
- A motor home’s capacity is measures in gross combination weight rating (GCWr).
The Weighty Issues of RV Toad Towing
Weight issues abound with a towed vehicle. When it comes to towing a car or boat to a motor home, excessive weight can cause an RV to lose control, causing an accident.
- In the RV owner’s manual, manufacturers define the GCWR as a total of all the contents, passengers and towing vehicle’s weight.
- To ensure that a boat or car will not exceed the GVWr, (specified on the motor home certification label), use a farmer’s scale or go to a weigh station in Missouri to obtain an accurate measure.
- On towing vehicles, weighing (more…)