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Towing capacity information can help to ensure that you're fully aware of the different factors affecting your vehicle while it is towing. Make sure that you're towing safely by checking out all of the different towing capacity information.

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5 10,000-Pound Items That Get Towed on a Regular Basis

Heavy-duty items that get towed along roads in your community are limited to huge trucks, right? If you're not aware of your vehicle's towing capacity or of how heavy your innocuous load is, you might heaving a load better left to a semi.


For towing, what's more important, horsepower or torque?

For towing, what's more important, horsepower or torque?

Torque versus horsepower: Which of these two measurements is more important when you tow? Learn the difference between them and see which is more important. See more »

How can a 5,000-pound truck tow 10,000 pounds?

How can a 5,000-pound truck tow 10,000 pounds?

How can a 5,000 pound truck tow 10,000 pounds? The laws of motion supply the answer. Learn how a 5,000 pound truck can tow 10,000 pounds here. See more »

Is it possible to increase the towing capacity of a truck?

Is it possible to increase the towing capacity of a truck?

You can't increase towing capacity but you can reinforce your hitch and redistribute weight for hauling heavy loads. Read about increasing towing capacity. See more »

What happens to a truck if it tows more than its capacity?

What happens to a truck if it tows more than its capacity?

What happens to a truck if it tows more than its capacity? You don't want to know. Learn more about what happens if a truck tows more than its capacity here. See more »

5 10,000-Pound Items That Get Towed on a Regular Basis

5 10,000-Pound Items That Get Towed on a Regular Basis

Five regularly towed 10,000-pound items are quite ordinary; you may have towed them yourself. Read about five regularly towed 10,000-pound items. See more »

How Oversize Loads Work

How Oversize Loads Work

An oversize load can be a dangerous thing to tow. Learn what constitutes an oversize load at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Overweight Loads Work

How Overweight Loads Work

An overweight load can be a dangerous thing to tow. Learn what constitutes an overweight load at HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Ridiculously Heavy Towing Jobs

5 Ridiculously Heavy Towing Jobs

These 5 ridiculously heavy towing jobs are feats of strength and ingenuity. Learn all about 5 ridiculously heavy towing jobs. See more »

Back to school: Should you rent a U-Haul or pay movers?

Back to school: Should you rent a U-Haul or pay movers?

Back to school moving isn't fun for anyone, but which moving method is right for you? Find out if your back to school moving should involve a U-Haul or movers. See more »

What is the most commonly towed item in the world?

What is the most commonly towed item in the world?

What's the most commonly towed item in the world? You see vehicles towing loads all the time, but the most commonly towed item isn't an RV or a Jet Ski. See more »