is the Hide-a-Goose rated at 30,000 lbs.
when the rail kits are rated much lower?
Although the Hide-a-Goose is
rated at 30,000 lbs., Hidden Hitch designs rail kits for
Non-Commercial Towing is defined as any vehicle any
trailer combination not exceeding 26,000 lbs. GCW.
Noncommercial also means
the gross vehicle weight GVW can not exceed 10,000 lbs.
Hidden Hitch does not make rail kits
for commercial towing. These must be custom fitted by
large a trailer can I tow?
truck has a published Gross Combined Weight
This is the
tow rating in terms of the combined vehicle
and trailer weight. When the Gross Vehicle
Weight GVW is subtracted, the maximum Gross
Trailer Weight is revealed. In
this example, the maximum allowable trailer
towing weight is 12,800
lbs. GTW. The Hidden Hitch
rail kit for this vehicle has been tested to
meet maximum vehicle tow
Base Curb Weight -
The nominal weight of a vehicle with standard equipment
and a full tank of fuel. It does not include passengers,
cargo or optional equipment.
Commercial Towing - Any
vehicle/trailer combination exceeding 26,000 lbs. Gross
Combined Weight GCW.
Commercial Vehicle - Any
vehicle that exceeds 10,000
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) -
The actual weight of the vehicle when fully loaded. It
is the base curb weight plus the cargo weight.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) -
The maximum allowable weight of the fully loaded
Gross Combined Weight (GCW) -
The actual weight of the vehicle and trailer combined.
This weight should always be obtained
weighing the vehicle and trailer together on a scale.
Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) -
The maximum weight of the towing vehicle and the loaded
trailer - including cargo
Gross Axle Weight (GAW) -
The total weight supported by each axle (front or rear).
To compute this weight for your vehicle and trailer
combined, take the loaded vehicle and trailer to a
scale. With the trailer attached, place the front wheels
of the vehicle on the
scale to obtain the front GAW. To obtain the rear GAW,
weigh the towing vehicle with the trailer attached, but
with just the four
wheels of the vehicle on the scale. The rear GAW is
determined by subtracting the front GAW from that
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) -
The total weight each axle is capable of carrying. The
total load on each axle must not exceed its GAWR.
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) –
The weight of a trailer fully loaded.
Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight -
The maximum allowable fully loaded weight of the
trailer. This weight is obtained by
the towing vehicle’s GVW from its GCWR.
The combined maximum allowable weight of cargo,
occupants and optional equipment that the vehicle is
designed to carry.
(Gross Vehicle Weight Rating minus the base curb
Rail Kit -
The components and hardware that mount the gooseneck
hitch to the vehicle frame.
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