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Providing for sufficient payload has become a major challenge for manufacturers and dealers alike.

The weight of the towable Recreational Vehicle in relation to the consumers tow vehicle is also often overlooked. Any business selling RV products, in particular caravans to consumers need to be aware of their obligations in terms of legal responsibility as well as overall safety.

Caravan Industry Association of Australia has developed a quick and easy “Payload Estimator” to simplify the task of calculating the approximate minimum load carrying capacity required for any particular towable Recreational Vehicle.

Simply fill in your weights for whatever options or travelling gear the Recreational Vehicle is likely to be carrying and you will get a total figure for the approximate payload you should allow – with this information, you can specify suspension, components and the overall design accordingly.

The mobile responsive website steps you through common payload items, with predetermined average weights, without having to remember them all. Dealers can sit down with their customers and go through the options and quickly and easily determine their minimum required load carrying capacity.

By using the mobile responsive website to help a consumer determine what payload they need, the manufacturer and dealer can design and engineer the Recreational Vehicle accordingly.

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