Jayco Embark 2023 Weight and Capacity Labels User Manual
Weight and Capacity Labels
The following labels are located on the inward-facing surface of the main entry door of the motor home and on the lower sidewall left of the driver’s seat.
OCCC Label (Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity):
The upper portion of this yellow label is federally required and indicates the total combined weight value of occupants and cargo that may be placed in or on your motor home as it was manufactured and weighed before leaving the factory. This label also indicates the number of safety seat belts that have been installed at the factory. Additions or other changes made to the motor home after it left the factory will affect (reduce) the OCCC.
The lower portion of the label is provided voluntarily and indicates the weight value of the motor home as it was manufactured and weighed before leaving the factory. This label also indicates the GCWR of the completed motor home.
The motor home towing and braking label is located on the rear bumper above the hitch receiver. Be sure to read and follow the guidelines and information stated on this label. Refer to the Chassis Guide for additional information.
For more information: Consult a hitch specialist or your dealer for assistance when preparing your motor home for towing a vehicle or trailer.
The Federal Certification Label is required by the government to verify the RV complies with all motor vehicle standards for Canada and the United States.
It includes the following information:
Manufacturer name, VIN, GVWR, GAWR (front/rear), tire and rim sizes, and cold tire inflation pressures.
Loading Your Motor Home
- Never load the motor home in excess of the GVWR or the GAWR for either axle. Overloading your motor home may result in adverse handling characteristics and damage to the chassis.
- DO NOT EXCEED YOUR GVWR! This means you should weigh your vehicle as loaded for your normal travel to determine the actual weight. If you exceed the GVWR, you MUST remove items from the motor home, or drain liquids, then re-weigh the vehicle to ensure you have achieved a safe weight.
- The actual weight of the vehicle, passengers, all options, liquids, the hitch weight of your towed vehicle, and your personal cargo is important for you to know so you do not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the motor home. The volume of space available for storage may exceed the amount of available cargo capacity. Large storage compartments have been designed to accommodate normal camping items, which are bulky, but not necessarily heavy.
Store and secure all loose items inside the motor home before traveling. Overlooked items can become dangerous projectiles during a sudden stop.
Distribute cargo side-to-side so the weight on each tire does not exceed one-half of the GAWR for the either axle. Make sure any tie-down straps (if so equipped) on appliances or furniture are secure. Load heavy objects on the floor, or as low as possible.
- Your recreation vehicle’s load capacity is designated by weight, not by volume, so you cannot necessarily use all available space when loading the vehicle. Do not exceed your GVWR and ensure you are loading the vehicle as evenly as you can for the best possible handling. Ensure heavy items are secured so they do not shift during travel.
- Store items in areas designated for storage. Do not store anything in the areas reserved for the converter, electrical panels, furnace or water heater, etc.
- For traveling safety, it is important to make sure the tie-down straps are secured on all appliances such as the toaster, coffee maker, etc. Vibration during travel will move the appliances, creating the potential for them to fall out of their cabinets possibly causing injury.
If you choose to tow behind your RV, a chassis manufacturer-supplied trailer plug (located at the hitch) is pre-wired into your motor home. Before hitching up to a trailer, please read Using the Rear Hitch, vehicle weight ratings, etc. Your motor home will have a 7-way trailer receptacle. The wiring to operate your towed vehicle brakes must be the same size in both the towed vehicle and the motor home.
The connector plug may build up corrosion with extended use. It should be cleaned periodically to insure good electrical contact. Make sure the connector plug is kept clean and protected from road elements as you travel.
NOTE: a 12V circuit tester is recommended to verify trailer connections.
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