How much weight can I tow with my car?
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 find the towing weight of my car?
If you need to find the towing capacity of a vehicle you will be able to find the weight limits stamped on the VIN Plate (Also known as the Vehicle Identification Number Plate). This registration plate is the best place to find the towing capacity of that car.
What weight can my car tow UK?
To calculate this, you only need to know two key figures: the kerbweight of the car and the maximum mass of the caravan (called ‘maximum technically permissible laden mass’, or MTPLM). If the mass of the caravan is 85% or less of the car’s kerbweight, the car will tow it with ease.
What weight caravan can my car pull?
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.
Is it illegal to tow a car UK?
You can tow trailers up to a certain weight with your car driving licence. The weight you’re allowed to tow depends on when you got your licence. You’ll need to know the weight of both the vehicle and trailer – also known as the ‘maximum authorised mass’ ( MAM ).
What car can tow a 1400 kg caravan?
The Volvo XC40 won the best tow car in the 1400-1500kg caravan weight category.
Can I tow a car with my car?
A popular method for towing a car with another car is to use a tow dolly, which is essentially a small trailer. Using a tow dolly keeps the towed vehicle’s front tires up off the ground, which helps to reduce both tire and driveline wear on the car being towed.
What’s the KERB weight of my car?
The ‘kerb weight’ of your vehicle is essentially the total weight of the car including all standard equipment, but not including any occupants, baggage or non-standard equipment.
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.
What weight can I tow with a 3.5 ton van?
On the flip side… if you passed your driving test after January 1997, you can drive a vehicle that weighs 3.5 tonnes, tow something that weighs up to 750kg – anything heavier than that & you’ll have to take another test.
What weight can my van tow?
What weight can I tow with my van? The towing capacity of your van should not be more than 85% of your vehicle’s kerb weight.
Can you tow a caravan with a 1.4 engine?
A 1.4 can pull a caravan, as long as you consider your caravan’s Maximum Technically Permissible Laden Mass, that must not exceed 85% of your car’s kerb weight. If you do not respect this rule, you will find towing a heavily loaded caravan much harder and it can also pose danger for less experienced caravanners.