# How much can my car tow caravan?

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## 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 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.

## How do I calculate caravan towing weight?

To recap, here are the sums you are going to need to know:

1. ATM = caravan tare mass + caravan max payload.
2. GVM = vehicle tare mass + maximum payload.
3. · Maximum payload = ATM – tare mass – tow ball mass.
4. GTM = ATM – tow ball mass.
5. GCM = GTM + GVM.
6. TBD / GTM x 100 = % of GTM.

## Can a 1.2 car tow a caravan?

A 1.2 car, such as the Nissan Washwai 1.2 can tow a caravan, as long as the weight of the towed vehicle doesn’t exceed 85% of the kerb weight of the car.

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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 petrol car tow a caravan?

Can a 1.6 petrol engine pull a caravan? A 1.6 petrol can pull a caravan, as long as you consider your caravan’s MTPLM that must not exceed 85% of your car’s kerbweight.

## Can a 1.5 petrol pull a caravan?

It recommends that a caravan should tip the scales at no more than 85% of the tow car’s kerb weight, especially if the driver is new to towing. … “I wouldn’t recommend the 1.6-litre diesel or 1.5-litre petrol versions of the Karoq or Tiguan for towing your caravan because they would struggle.

## What cars can tow 1500 kg?

Best Car for Towing 1500Kg Caravan

• Kia Stinger 2.1 T-GDi GT-Line.
• Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDi 150PS SE L DSG.
• Peugeot 5008 2.0 Blue HDi EAT8 S&S GT.
• Volkswagen T-Roc 1.5 TSi Evo 150PS Design.
• Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer 2.0 170PS 4×4 Blueinjection S/S.
• Volvo XC40 D4 AWD R-Design Pro.
• Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2D 4 AWD Auto.