CRESTVIEW, Fla. -- Sep. 22, 2014
The founder of Fifth Wheel St., David Gray, introduces today a new app for RV buyers and dealers, RV Tow Check, that he believes will eliminate towing guides forever.
The web-based RV Tow Check app is available for free and it's accessible on smartphones and tablets at http://RVtowCheck.com.
"Practically all towing guides give RVers just enough information that may cause them to purchase a trailer too heavy for their tow vehicle's capabilities," said Gray. Towing guides listing maximum tow capacity fail to take into consideration the different towing requirements between fifth wheel and conventional trailers. These common guides do not consider the additional payload weight created by the fifth wheel trailer pin weight.
"Even the creators of the most well-known towing guide published by Trailer Life devotes four pages of instructions, entitled Choose Wisely, that spells out the details required for selecting the correct towing combination," he explained. With the RV Tow Check app, you'll never need to read a towing guide again.
Gray said that the minimum requirement for RV Tow Check requires three inputs by the buyer or dealer. They are gross combination weight rating (GCWR), gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and the gross vehicle weight (GVW). The user has the option to select a fifth wheel hitch if it's not already installed in the truck. Users may include any additional unscaled weight for cargo and additional passenger weight. The app does not assume everyone weights 150 pounds, like the manufacturers do, he added.
"The RV Tow Check app may look simple on the outside, but the engine on the inside is strong, and the sophisticated math formulas perform multiple calculations," said Gray. "The processed results will give you the best and safest maximum trailer towing weight based on mid-range tongue and pin weights. With these three minimally required user inputs, buyers and dealers can be confident that the RV purchase or sale will not exceed the vehicle's GCWR, GVWR and GAWR."
"There are two outputs shown, one for the fifth wheel towing combination and the other for the conventional towing combination," he added. RV Tow Check is the first app that displays maximum towing capacity for both fifth wheel and conventional RV classifications simultaneously.
Located at FifthWheelSt.com, Gray said it is one of the fastest growing self-help RV safety websites. It was founded in April 2011 to promote towing safety by providing tow ratings, simplified weighing worksheets, web-based and mobile app calculators as well as important articles and safety information to assist all who tow fifth wheel, gooseneck and conventional trailers.