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Toyota RAV4 (XA50) 2019-2024 Owners Manual: Towing related terms

■ GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating)

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).

Vehicles without towing package

Before driving


Vehicles with towing package

Before driving


■ GVWR (Gross Vehicle 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.

Vehicles without towing package

Before driving


Vehicles with towing package

Before driving


■ GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)

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

Vehicles without towing package

Before driving


  1. Front GAWR
  2. Rear GAWR

Vehicles with towing package

Before driving


  1. Front GAWR
  2. Rear GAWR

■ TWR (Trailer 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, towing package (if available), hitch and hitch systems (if required).

Additional optional equipment, passengers and cargo in the vehicle will reduce the trailer weight rating so as not to exceed GCWR, GVWR and GAWR.

Vehicles with towing package: If the gross trailer weight exceeds 3000 lb. (1360 kg), it is recommended to use a trailer with 2 or more axles.

Vehicles without towing package

Before driving


  1. (With brakes)

Vehicles with towing package

Before driving


  1. (With brakes)

■ Unbraked TWR (Unbraked Trailer Weight Rating)

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

Before driving


  1. (Without brakes)

■ Tongue Weight

The load placed on the trailer hitch ball.

Vehicles without towing package

Before driving


Vehicles with towing package

Before driving


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 you ...

Weight limits
The gross trailer weight must never exceed the TWR described below. Without towing package 1500 lb. (680 kg) With towing package 3500 lb. (1590 kg) The gross combination weight must never exce ...

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System description
Description The eps (electronic power steering) system generates torque through the operation of the motor and the reduction gear installed on the column shaft in order to assist steering effort. The power steering ecu determines directions and the amount of assisting power in accordanc ...

Data list / active test
Read data list Hint: Using the intelligent tester's data list allows switch, sensor, actuator and other item values to be read without removing any parts. Reading the data list early in troubleshooting in one way to save time. Connect the intelligent tester (with can vim) to the dlc3 ...

Precaution
Inspection procedure for vehicle involved in accident Perform the zero point calibration and sensitivity check if any of the following conditions apply. The occupant classification ecu is replaced. Accessories (seat cover etc.) Are installed. The front passenger seat is remove ...

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