Jayco Eagle Fifth Wheels 2023 Weight Terms User Manual
GAWR – Gross Axle Weight Rating: The value specified by the vehicle manufacturer as the load-carrying capacity of a single axle system, as measured at the tire-to-ground inter-faces. This is the total weight a given axle is capable of carrying.
GCWR – Gross Combined Weight Rating: The value specified by the trailer manufacturer as the maximum allowable loaded weight of the trailer including full propane cylinders, a full load of water, and full generator fuel if applicable.
GVWR – Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: The value specified by the manufacturer as the maximum permissible weight of the fully loaded trailer.
OCCC – Occupant And Cargo Carrying Capacity: Is equal to the GVWR of the trailer, minus the:
- Weight of the trailer (as completed at the factory)
- Weight of all personal cargo
- Weight of a full tank (or tanks) of propane (if applicable)
- Full weight of potable water, including the water heater
Additions to or other changes made to the trailer after it left the factory will affect (reduce) the OCCC.
UVW – Unloaded Vehicle Weight: The weight of the trailer as manufactured at the factory with the weight of a full tank (or tanks) of propane.
Weight and Capacity Labels
The following labels are typically located on the roadside front corner of the RV. An additional Occupant & Cargo Carrying Capacity label is also located on the inward surface of the entry door.
OCCC Label (Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity)
The upper portion of this yellow label is federally required and includes the maximum Occu-pant and Cargo Carrying Capacity that may be placed in or on the trailer as it was manufactured and weighed before leaving the factory. This maximum capacity would not include the weight of a full fresh water tank. The full load of water weight would need to be subtracted from the maximum cargo weight. Additions or other changes made to the trailer after it leaves the factory will affect (reduce) the OCCC. The lower portion of this label is provided voluntarily and indicates the weight value of the trailer as it was manufactured and weighed at the factory. It includes full propane tanks and full generator fuel (if so equipped).
The total weight capacity of the tires on your RV can be less than the GVWR. The calculation for the actual weight on the RV tires does not include the tongue weight. Your tow vehicle, not the RV tires, is actually carrying the tongue weight.
For example, if the tires are rated at 2,000 lbs. each x 4 tires = 8,000 lbs. and the RV has a GVWR of 9,000 lbs. with a tongue weight of 1,200 lbs. The actual weight on the RV tires is (9,000 – 1,200) which equals 7,800 lbs. which is within the weight rating of the tires.
The Federal Certification Label is required by the government to verify the trailer com-plies 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.Tire and Loading Label provides information on the tire sizes, cold tire inflation pressures, the VIN and maximum cargo capacity. The maximum cargo capacity listed on the label does not include the weight of a full load of water. If you have further questions, please contact your dealer or our Customer Service department.
Loading Your Recreation Vehicle
- Never load the RV in excess of the GAWR for either axle. Overloading your RV may result in adverse handling characteristics and dam-age to the RV.
- DO NOT EXCEED YOUR GVWR! This means you should weigh your RV as loaded for your normal travel to determine the actual weight. If you exceed the GVWR, you MUST remove items from the RV, or drain liquids, then re-weigh the vehicle to ensure you have achieved a safe weight. Do not travel with full grey/black holding tanks. This not only wastes gas but, depending upon the location of the grey or black holding tanks, can affect handling characteristics Store and secure all loose items inside the RV 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 or furnace or water heater, etc.
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