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