Originally Posted by RVWannabe1
Hopefully someone can someday explain CCC to me. The "literature" can't seem to agree on what is included. Of course, the manufacturer who puts the number on the plate should know what they meant. If only I can get them to tell me.....reliably.
Short answer is the difference between GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating on the door tag) and empty vehicle weight * (empty weight, plus fuel, water, passengers) is the Cargo Carrying Capacity.
Take your unloaded RV across the scales to see for yourself how much your RV weighs.
If your GVWR is 15,000 lbs and your RV [fuel, water & passengers] weigh 12,500, that leaves 2,500 lbs available.
Weight your RV fully loaded will all your gear and see how much you weigh. As long as it's under the GVWR, you are good to go.
Originally Posted by http://www.fulltime-rving.com/Cargo_Carrying_Capacity.html
Calculate the (CCC) for your RV:
The Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) of an RV is the GVWR less the empty weight, the weight of the full water tank, the weight of the full propane tanks and the sleeping capacity.
Take the vehicle's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR on Manufacturers Specifications)
Subtract the vehicles unloaded weight (UVW) or empty weight (on Manufacturers Specifications)
Subtract the weight of fresh water on board (8.3 pounds per gallon)
Subtract the propane weight (4.2 pounds per gallon)
Subtract the weight of the seating capacity weight rating (SCWR) (150 pounds times the number of seating positions)
Now you have arrived at the maximum Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) for your RV. Again, for safety reasons never exceed the maximum CCC for your RV.
Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating (GCVWR) is the max your RV + towed load (toad, trailer, boat, etc) can weigh. Not to exceed the weight capacity of the hitch.