The following description was extracted from Tow and Load Explained by Pedders Techstop:

Many vehicle and caravan weight terms exist. But most leave us wanting more information.

In this edition of our technical Techstop we take a closer look at the key terms and clearly define them.

  • Original weight of the vehicle: Tare weight and Kerb weight
  • Balancing the weight across the vehicle: Gross axle load rating (GALR) and Weight balance
  • Adding weight to the vehicle: Gross vehicle mass (GVM) and Payload