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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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Problem symptoms table
Hint: Use the table below to help determine the cause of the problem symptom. The potential causes of the symptoms are listed in order of probability in the "suspected area" column of the table. Check each symptom by checking the suspected areas in the order they are listed. Re ...

Ambient temperature sensor circuit
Description The ambient temperature sensor is installed in the front part of the condenser to detect the ambient temperature and control the air conditioner. The sensor is connected to the combination meter and detects fluctuations in the ambient temperature. This data is used for contr ...

Trailer towing tips
Your vehicle will handle differently when towing a trailer. Help to avoid an accident, death or serious injury, keep the following in mind when towing: Speed limits for towing a trailer vary by state or province. Do not exceed the posted towing speed limit. Toyota recommends that the vehic ...

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