Loading patterns, load capacities and consumer knowledge in these areas were determined for 2,400 vehicles consisting of automobiles towing travel trailers, travel trailers, motor homes, and pick-up trucks carrying slide-in campers. This data was compared to results from a previous survey in an effort to determine what improvements were made due to industry and government action. Vehicles were weighed as loaded for traveling and the suspension rating data was obtained from the vehicle manufacturers. This report deals with the travel trailers. Separate reports are available which cover motor homes, cars towing trailers, and pick-up trucks carrying slide-in campers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-230 721.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pioneer Engineering and Manufacturing Company

    2500 East Nine Mile Road
    Warren, MI  United States  48091

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ludtke, N
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 344 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143974
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: S4-55A Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-961
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00978
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1977 12:00AM