It’s all too easy to overload your RV with off-road toys, extra canned food and barbecue equipment. Know how much your vehicle can safely tow.
Examiner.com’s Chicago home technology writer Maryan Pelland posted an item on RV safety … reminding us — “Everything you put in the recreation vehicle weighs something. That includes you and your companions.”
“RVsafety.org says the average road traveling couple carries about 2 tons of stuff for part-time travel. For full timers that number jumps to a ton and a half — 3000 pounds.”
Here are a few key numbers in pounds per gallon
- Water: 8.3
- Gasoline: 5.6
- Diesel Fuel: 6.8
Read more here.
I found this posting on a site called: “My RV Talk.com” (from Dave) talking about weighing his truck and trailer …
So true! Something all RVers should be conscious of.
When my late husband, Bill, and I bought a homebase and decided to travel part-time, we unloaded our Pace Arrow. We could not believe how many feet the backend went up! Books and tools were the main culprits, but all the little things that don’t seem to weigh much do add up.
Jaimie Hall Bruzenak
This in from Walter C. Cannon, Executive Director of RV Safety & Education Foundation.
“Thank you for the good words. We can use all the help we can get to bring our programs to the RV consumer. Please let me know if we can help you in any way. Thanks again.”
Thanks for reading my Chicago Home Technology Examiner column and for the nice reference in your post. We’ll keep looking at motor homes as subject matter in the column, too. They are homes, aren’t they!