2011 Towing Guide

April 27, 2011

Get the 2011 Towing Guide has arrivedn presented by Ford, to see the trailer weight ratings for tow vehicles sold in North America. Some listings also include additional tow-related notes specific to that particular make and model.  Search the tow ratings database to get started.

2010 Towing Guide

January 1, 2010

The 2010 tow-ratings chart is here! It lists vehicle-towing maximums segregated by engine, cab style, drive and single- or dual-rear wheels as appropriate. Head over to our new Towing Guide page to find the 2010 towing guide and towing guides from years past.

2009 Towing Guide

January 1, 2009

The 2009 tow-ratings chart is here! It lists vehicle-towing maximums segregated by engine, cab style, drive and single- or dual-rear wheels as appropriate. Head over to our new Towing Guide page to find the 2009 towing guide and towing guides from years past.

2008 Towing Guide

February 15, 2008

It was probably seven years ago when an engineer at a full-size truck introduction told us, “These tow ratings can’t go much higher. They just can’t … the drivetrains won’t take it.” That may have been true at the time, but what our friend may not have taken into consideration... Read more »

Controlling Trailer Brakes

February 15, 2008

Electric-brake systems have been employed for several decades on most trailers that have any significant weight. Each trailer with electric brakes, in turn, also requires that the tow vehicle be fitted with a brake controller. For a number of years, brake-controller choices have been extensive —... Read more »

Choosing the Right Tow Vehicle

February 15, 2008

Ah, decisions, decisions. With so many choices available in tow vehicles, selecting the one that works best for your application may seem like a monumental task. After all, there are many variables to consider, including budget, brand and towing capacity, it’s important to ... Read more »

Be Aware! Safe Towing Tips

February 15, 2008

Towing a trailer is certainly not difficult, but it does represent a step up in complexity from driving a solo vehicle, requiring new awareness of combined vehicle length, trailer width, braking distance, turning characteristics and several other vital factors that must be considered... Read more »

2007 Towing Guide

January 1, 2007

The 2007 tow-ratings chart is here! It lists vehicle-towing maximums segregated by engine, cab style, drive and single- or dual-rear wheels as appropriate. Head over to our new Towing Guide page to find the 2007 towing guide and towing guides from years past.

2006 Towing Guide

March 14, 2006

The 2006 tow-ratings chart is here! It lists vehicle-towing maximums segregated by engine, cab style, drive and single- or dual-rear wheels as appropriate. Head over to our new Towing Guide page to find the 2006 towing guide and towing guides from years past.

2005 Towing Guide

January 1, 2005

The 2005 tow-ratings chart is here! It lists vehicle-towing maximums segregated by engine, cab style, drive and single- or dual-rear wheels as appropriate. Head over to our new Towing Guide page to find the 2005 towing guide and towing guides from years past.

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