Toyota RAV4 manuals

Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual: Towing related terms

The maximum allowable gross combination weight. The gross combination weight is the sum of the total vehicle weight (including the occupants, cargo and any optional equipment installed on the vehicle) and the weight of the trailer being towed (including the cargo in the trailer).

Toyota RAV4. Gcwr (gross combination weight rating)


The maximum allowable gross vehicle weight. The gross vehicle weight is the total weight of the vehicle. When towing a trailer, it is the sum of the vehicle weight (including the occupants, cargo and any optional equipment installed on the vehicle) and the tongue weight.

Toyota RAV4. Gvwr (gross vehicle weight rating)


The maximum allowable gross axle weight. The gross axle weight is the load placed on each axle (front and rear).

Toyota RAV4. Gawr (gross axle weight rating)


The maximum allowable gross trailer weight. The gross trailer weight is the sum of the trailer weight and the weight of the cargo in the trailer.

Twr is calculated assuming base vehicle with one driver, one front passenger, hitch and hitch systems (if required).

Toyota RAV4. Twr (trailer weight rating)


Additional optional equipment, passengers and cargo in the vehicle will reduce the trailer weight rating so as not to exceed gcwr, gvwr and gawr.

The trailer weight rating for towing a trailer without a trailer service brake system.

Toyota RAV4. Unbraked twr (unbraked trailer weight rating)


The load placed on the trailer hitch ball.

Toyota RAV4. Tongue weight


Trailer towing
Your vehicle is designed primarily as a passenger-and-load-carrying vehicle. Towing a trailer can have an adverse impact on handling, performance, braking, durability, and fuel consumption. For y ...

Weight limits
The gross trailer weight must never exceed 1500 lb. (680 Kg). The gross combination weight must never exceed the gcwr described below. 2Wd models: 5985 lb. (2715 Kg) awd models: 6100 lb. ...

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Check for intermittent problems
Hint: Inspect the vehicle's ecm using check mode. Intermittent problems are easier to detect with the intelligent tester when the ecm is in check mode. In check mode, the ecm uses 1 trip detection logic, which is more sensitive to malfunctions than normal mode (default), which uses 2 trip detec ...

Ig power source circuit
Description This is the main power source supplied to the air conditioning amplifier when the ignition switch is on. This power source is used for operating components, such as the air conditioning amplifier and servo motors. Wiring diagram Inspection procedure Inspect fuse (ecu-i ...

Receiver error
Description Wiring diagram Inspection procedure Notice: It is necessary to register an id code after replacing the tire pressure warning valve abd transmitter and/or the tire pressure warning ecu (see page tw-9). Hint: Set the tire pressure to the specified value. Standard pres ...

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