Different Types of RV Weights
Unloaded Vehicle Weight (UVW)
UVW, Sometimes called Dry Weight, is the weight of the RV without adding fuel, water, propane, supplies and passengers. The manufacturers.
The weight of the RV with the fuel, freshwater and propane tanks full.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The manufacturers maximum load weight, in pounds, that can be placed on the axle. If an axle has a 3500-lb. GAWR and the RV has two axles (tandem axles), then the RV would have a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 7000 lbs. (see GVWR below).
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The manufacturers maximum load weight, in pounds, allowed for the vehicle. This rating includes the weight of the vehicle plus fuel, water, propane, supplies and passengers.
Net Carrying Capacity (NCC)
Sometimes called the payload capacity, this is the maximum weight of fuel, water, propane, supplies and passengers that can be added to an RV without exceeding the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). (see GVWR above).
The maximum allowable weight that can be in or on a vehicle, including all cargo and accessories, fuel, freshwater, propane, passengers and hitch loads.
Important Weights to Know
- Gasoline weighs 6.3 pounds per gallon
- Diesel fuel weighs 6.6 pounds per gallon
- Propane weighs 4.25 pounds per gallon
- Water weighs 8.3 pounds per gallon