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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Installation (2005/11-2006/01)
Install sliding roof weatherstrip Install the sliding roof weatherstrip. Position the joint of the weatherstrip at the rear center. Align the marks on the weatherstrip with the middle marks at the corners of the plastic on the edge of the sliding roof panel and install the ...

Fuel information
You must only use unleaded gasoline in your vehicle. Select octane rating 87 (research octane number 91) or higher. Use of unleaded gasoline with an octane rating lower than 87 may result in engine knocking. Persistent knocking can lead to engine damage. At minimum, the gasoline you use sho ...

Reassembly
Hint: Thoroughly clean all parts to be assembled. Before installing the parts, apply fresh engine oil to all sliding and rotating surfaces. Replace oil seals with new ones. Install valve stem oil seal Using sst, push in a new oil seal. Sst 09201-41020 Hint: The int ...

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