Monthly Archives: July 2017

What is Towing Capacity

What better adventure is there in the summer than hooking up a camping trailer or boat and heading out with the family for a weekend of fun? To prevent damaging your vehicle you need to make sure your load is within the vehicles towing capacity. Trying to figure this out can be confusing, and getting it right is vitally important. At the most basic level a vehicles towing capacity, or maximum towing capacity, is the most weight the vehicle can tow. An important not is that this is the most weight in ideal conditions. The actual maximum may change depending on how the vehicle doing the towing is loaded or the equipment being used to tow. Towing capacity is something the manufacturer of the vehicle has determined. It can be influenced within a given model and model year by some options chosen. The most likely options affecting the towing capacity are the engine size, number of speed the transmission has, and whether a heavy-duty tow package was included from the factory. Exc ... read more

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