3. C OUPLING T RUCK T O T RAILER
3.1 PROVIDING AN ADEQUATE TRUCK The truck must be matched to the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of your trailer. If you already have a truck, know your trucks tow rating and make certain the trailer’s rated capacity is less than or equal to the tow vehicle’s rated towing capacity.
Use of an under-rated truck could result in loss of control, and can lead to death or serious injury.
Be sure your truck is rated for the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of your trailer.
3.2 TRAILER INFORMATION The Certification / VIN tag is located on the left side of the trailer, near the landing gear. See figure 3-1.
Figure 3-1 - Certification / VIN Tag Location
The trailer Certification / VIN tag contains the following information:
MANUFACTURER: MAC T railer Manufacturing, Inc.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: Month and year the trailer was manufactured.
GVWR WITH _____ RIMS: The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is the maximum allowable gross weight of the trailer and its contents with the listed wheel rims.
FRONT GAWR: The Gross Axle(s) Weight Rating is the maximum gross weight that the front axle(s) can support.
REAR GAWR: The Gross Axle(s) Weight Rating is the maximum gross weight that the rear axle(s) can support.
TIRE SIZE: The tire size recommended for your trailer and load range.
PSI: The “pounds per square inch” is the tire pressure (Kilopascals / Pounds per Square Inch) measured when Cold.
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