CHAPTER 3: Trip Planning and Preparation
GROSS AXLE WEIGHT RATING (GAWR) AND GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING (GVWR)
You can find out whether your towing vehicle and your trailer are up to the task of safely towing your boat by checking their Gross Axle Weight Rating and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.
Both your trailer and vehicle come with these ratings, which can be found in the owner’s manuals.
It is important that you never exceed 80% of the recommended weight ratings for either your vehicle or trailer.
When you are buying a trailer or a towing vehicle, always consult with the dealer to make sure that you are getting the right trailer and vehicle to meet your towing needs.