How do I know what size caravan my car can tow?

What size caravan can I tow with my car?

If the maximum mass of the caravan is 85% or less than the total kerb weight of the car, the car will tow the caravan easily. If the maximum mass is between 85%-100% of the car’s kerb weight, this could be potentially more difficult to tow, and should really only be done my experienced caravanners.

How do you find out if my car can tow a caravan?

The thing you must bear in mind is that your car can tow a caravan if the mass of the caravan is 85% or less of your car’s overall curb weight. You can find out your car’s curb weight the the manufacturer’s guide that comes with your car. This will help you work out your car’s towing capability.

How powerful can a car be to tow a caravan?

How much torque is needed to tow a caravan? A car with 80lb ft of torque for every tonne of combined car and caravan weight should be able to tow well.

Can I tow a caravan longer than 7m?

The legal limit for towing caravans on an ordinary licence is a BODY length maximum of 7 mtrs. **** NOTE: with reference to the word “ordinary” above that is a combination not exceeding 3500 Kg, the kind of licence held by most motorists.

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What weight can my car legally tow?

Towing capacity chart

Towing capacity chart Kerbweight 1400
% of kerb weight The ideal MTPLM of caravans you can tow
Novice 85% 1190
Confident 90% 1260
Experienced 95% 1330

What is the 85 towing rule?

For safe towing it is recommended by many towing experts that a novice should keep the fully laden weight of the caravan no heavier than 85% of the kerbweight of the tow car. This is known as the 85% rule. Bear in mind that it is a guide and not legally enforceable.

Can 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.