Terminology

GVM, Tare, Payload, GCM...explained!

GVM

Gross Vehicle Mass refers to the weight of the trailer or caravan being towed. This GVM weight may not exceed the licence or tare weight of the towing vehicle.

Tare

The weight of the caravan or trailer that is empty.

Payload

The difference between the GVM and the Tare. i.e.The GVM of your trailer is 750kg and the Tare is 550 kg. Therefore the maximum weight that you can load is 200 kg.

GCM

The Gross Combination Mass is the maximum combined GVM’s of the trailer, or caravan, as well as the towing vehicle.

Need Advice?

Your feedback also welcome!

Pleas enter the sequence of the text shown in black above into the space provided.