Fifth Wheel St.
Welcome to the premier one-stop self-help RV safety website providing the only 13 Point Weight Safety Report and answers how to weigh your RV and other towable vehicles. Fifth Wheel St. provides tow ratings and guides, web based and mobile app calculators, printable worksheets and reports for RV owners, outdoor recreationalists, farmers and ranchers to assist truck camper owners and all who tow fifth wheel or gooseneck trailers and conventional trailers such as travel trailers, boat trailers, utility trailers, horse trailers and stock trailers, and motorcoaches towing a car or trailer.
Step 1: Choose, print and provide answers on the appropriate worksheet.
Step 2: Weigh your vehicle with your trailer (RV) or other towable attached.
Step 3: Weigh your vehicle without your trailer (RV) or other towable attached.
Step 4: Enter the data from your worksheet into the RV Safety Report Calculator.
Step 5: Adjust load distribution and inflate tires per tire load inflation charts.
Did you know...
That visual tire failure indicators may not be seen until months after the initial cause?
Before blaming the tire manufacturer after a blowout, consider the time you discovered the tire had been underinflated after your travels on the road, or some other event that may have triggered the failure process.
Are you towing safely below the weight load ratings?
Ensure you're not one of the
56% 57%. (Overweight RVs on the rise.)
RVSEF data indicates that 57% of all RVs on the road exceed one or more weight safety ratings.
|13 Point Safety Report including 7 Point Safety Margin vs. Overload|
"Driving or towing an overloaded rig is a leading cause of RV accidents." Bill Pinchak, RV Claims Consultant
The number one most reported insurance claim is the result of RV damage received from sudden release of air from tires. Good Sam VIP
You decide… 30 minutes of your time now or possibly a lifetime of heartache after the RV accident.
Conventional Trailer Owners
Why pay more for knowing the tongue weight?
Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale
Cost $123.95 @ eTrailer.com
The FWS Conventional Trailer
Worksheet and Safety Report
Provides True Tongue Weight & More
It's free to use!
Weighing at CAT Scale
Prices subject to change without notice.
*1st Weigh: $10.00, Each Reweigh: $2.00, Max.: $16.00
Fifth Wheel St. is here to provide you a one-stop resource to ensure you know how to understand (5th) fifth wheel towing capacity as well as conventional towing capacity. Our information will help you decide the best truck to pull a 5th wheel. Use our weight safety calculators to help you understand “Gross Vehicle Weight Rating” (GVWR) and “Gross Combined Weight Rating” (GCWR) that answers the question “How big of a 5th wheel can I tow.” We have various towing capacity charts and towing guides as well as important information you need to know about the Trailer Life Towing Guide. You’ll find important tire pressure charts covering most vehicles, including tire speed rating charts, information on tire wear patterns and measuring tire tread depth. You’ll learn about truck scales and how to use them. There are two articles about the Automated Safety Hitch System. You’ll also find videos covering topics such as towing safety, tire care, how to handle an RV tire blowout and disastrous tire blowouts caught on video.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for, send us an e-mail. Fifth Wheel St. is here to serve you the best we can.
"One personal responsibility is knowing that the RV rig is overweight rather than being a potentially hazardous driver traveling down the road. Be responsible, know your rig's weight!"