# Vehicle Specs Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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Are you sure your vehicle is ready for towing? There is a give and take effect as you increase the weight you are towing, and there are several specs that determine if you're ready to tow. See if you know what they are.

# What is the total weight of a vehicle without passengers or cargo, but including gasoline or any other necessary fluids?

The total weight of a vehicle without passengers or cargo (but including gasoline and other necessary fluids) is the curb weight of the vehicle. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/gross-trailer-weight.htm">How Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Works</a>

# What is the maximum allowable weight of a fully equipped tow vehicle, including passengers and cargo?

The maximum allowable weight of a fully equipped tow vehicle including passengers and cargo is the GVWR or the gross vehicle weight rating. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/gross-trailer-weight.htm">How Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Works</a>

# What is the maximum permissible weight of the tow vehicle and trailer combined when both are fully loaded for travel?

The GCWR (gross combined weight rating) is the maximum permissible weight of the tow vehicle and trailer combined. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/gross-trailer-weight.htm">How Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Works</a>

# What is the maximum weight an axle is designed to carry?

The GAWR (gross axle weight rating) is the maximum weight an axle is designed to carry. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/gross-trailer-weight.htm">How Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Works</a>

# What is the combined weight of all passengers and cargo?

The payload is the combined weight of all passengers and cargo. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/half-ton-truck.htm">What does it mean to call a pickup truck a '1/2 ton truck' (also known as a 'half-ton truck')?</a>

# What is the maximum available volume for storage in a vehicle?

Cargo carrying capacity describes the maximum available volume for storage in a vehicle. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/half-ton-truck.htm">What does it mean to call a pickup truck a '1/2 ton truck' (also known as a 'half-ton truck')?</a>

# What is the maximum allowable weight a vehicle can tow?

Towing capacity describes the maximum allowable weight a vehicle can tow. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/truck-towing-capacity.htm">How bad is it if I tow more than my truck's towing capacity?</a>

# As the measure of a specific vehicle’s payload increases, what other measurement decreases?

As the measure of a vehicle's payload increases, the measure of its towing capacity decreases. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/truck-towing-capacity.htm">How bad is it if I tow more than my truck's towing capacity?</a>

# Which of the following vehicle statistics is rendered in cubic feet?

Cargo carrying capacity is rendered in cubic feet. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/gross-trailer-weight.htm">How Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Works</a>

# Which of the following vehicle statistics includes the weight of a tank of gas?

The total weight of a vehicle without passengers or cargo (but including gasoline and other necessary fluids) is the curb weight of the vehicle. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/gross-trailer-weight.htm">How Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Works</a>