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Old 07-09-2015, 10:18 AM   #1
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Can you make a sticky out of this?

Tow Capacity Worksheet

This is one of the best tools I've come across to help a fellow RV'er answer the oft asked, oft debated "Can I tow 'A' with 'B'". This tool is an empirical spreadsheet that takes into account your vehicle and tow vehicle capacities, weights, passengers, water, propane, etc. and tells you in plain MATH whether or not your exceeding any of your weight allowances.

It will also give you percentages so you can decide how close you are to the capabilities of your tow vehicle and/or trailer.

Maybe if this was a 'Sticky' folks could start threads with "The Tow Capacity Calculator says my TV is at 95%, should I start saving for a new tow vehicle?" or "The Tow Capacity worksheet says I'm overloaded !!!! Advice please?"

I personally think this is a GREAT tool - I'd love for everybody to know about it and have access to it.

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I'm sorry to disagree but the analysis doesn't investigate the individual axle ratings (Front/Rear GAWR). IMHO the axle ratings and weights are the most critical.
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I do realize some folks disregard the GVWR on the placard and instead opt to use GAWR front and rear. I'm not a engineer and I don't know why truck manufacturers don't give you a GVWR that always equals the front and rear sum of the GAWR. However their guidance advises using the GVWR.

The formulas on the spreadsheet aren't difficult. If one chose to use GAWR instead it could easily be modified. The point is it asks very good questions and provides a solid calculation.

I and many others on other forums thought so anyway. *shrug*
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RedHorse1 won't toot his own horn. He has posted some tow capacity tables that are simple to use and quite accurate. They should be the "sticky" They are in this section of the forum a few days back
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Oh cool - maybe they SHOULD be the sticky than. I just see so many 'can I tow this' threads it just screams for a table or spreadsheet or something to help folks out.
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I do realize some folks disregard the GVWR on the placard and instead opt to use GAWR front and rear. I'm not a engineer and I don't know why truck manufacturers don't give you a GVWR that always equals the front and rear sum of the GAWR.........snip
I would imagine that the TV manufacture's design criteria utilized for formulating a GVWR and individual F/R GAWR's differs. I guess a manufacture could lower either the Front or Rear GAWR so when combined equals the GVWR..., but in the big picture I would rather have the added F/R individual GAWR weight limits to work with and stay within/at the GVWR when combined.

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I just see so many 'can I tow this' threads it just screams for a table or spreadsheet or something to help folks out.
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