How do I know what weight caravan my car can tow?
To calculate the maximum weight your car can tow, all you need to do is subtract the gross vehicle weight (GVW) from the gross train weight (GTW). This is the absolute maximum weight your vehicle can tow.
How do I choose a caravan to tow my car?
Stability is the most important quality you can look for in a tow car. As a rule, the heavier the car is relative to what it’s towing the better. Electronic aids such as Trailer Stability Control help, too. If you want to be able to keep up with your own shadow, then choose a tow car with plenty of pulling power.
Can my car tow a caravan UK?
If you passed your car driving test on or after 1 January 1997 you can: drive a car or van up to 3,500kg maximum authorised mass ( MAM ) towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM. tow a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined MAM of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg.
Will a 1.6 diesel pull a caravan?
You can pull a caravan with a 1.6 diesel, keeping in mind your caravan’s MTPLM (maximum laden weight) must not exceed 85% of your car’s kerbweight.
What are the rules for towing a caravan?
How to tow a caravan
- You mustn’t overload the car or caravan.
- The weight of the loaded caravan/trailer must be within your car’s towing ability.
- The combined weight of the loaded car and loaded caravan/trailer must be below the maximum ‘train’ weight for your car.
What will help the handling of towing a caravan?
To improve handling when towing a caravan fit a stabiliser to the towbar. When towing a caravan never allow passengers to travel in it. Using a roof rack will increase fuel consumption. A child passenger under the age of three, should be seated in a child seat.