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CAR TOW WEIGHT

 

TOWING GUIDE.  HOW MUCH CAN I TOW?…

Never Exceed your Vehicle's Maximum Towball Weight!
It's Dangerous and Illegal to use any Trailer that exceeds your Vehicles Limits.

1. Max. Towball Weight
   (This can be found on your Towbar Plate, Not Towball)
2. the Easytrailer calculation is by 10, this varies on brand.
    then Multiply Towball Weight by 10
3. this will equal Total Maximum Towing Weight
    of your Vehicle.
4. so, your Max Payload allowed on your Trailer is
    MAX TOWING WEIGHT minus UNLADEN Trailer Weight.

EXAMPLE: 
Hatchback CAR - Max. Towball Weight = 55 kg
Maximum Towing Weight of above Car = 550 kg
6X4 Easytrailer Tare Weight (Flat Top) = 135 kg
Maximum Payload allowed on Trailer = 415 kg

55kg x 10 = 550kg - 135kg = 415kg Payload

Does not matter what brand of trailer, you should always know the downball weight it applies.
This can simply be calculated by using "bathroom scales" and a box or prop to level the trailer.
With box or prop on top of the scales, place the coupler on top (making sure trailer is level). 
This will give you your downball weight. Simple.

Notes:
Any Trailer Exceeding 750 kg Requires Brakes.
Also see your Vehicles Max. Unbraked Towing Capacity.
Always Check a Trailer's Towball Weight before use on any Vehicle.
- Never exceed your vehicles Max. Towball Weight.

WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO KNOW & UNDERSTAND TOWBALL WEIGHT?

Towball Weight... Downball Weight... Tongue Weight... this has many names.
Basically it is the weight applied directly downwards on your towball.
Exceeding the Maximum Towball / Plated Weight will dramatically affect the performance of your Vehicle and Trailer.
When you exceed your vehicle's max. towball weight your suspension and / or structure of towbar connection points to the vehicle are dangerously compromised.
Your vehicle is now operating outside the manufacturer's limits, therefore is unsafe, uninsured, and you are fully responsible for any unforeseen events. This is especially true at highway speeds.

KNOW YOUR MAX TOWBALL WEIGHT... KNOW YOUR TRAILER WEIGHT... KNOW YOUR LOAD WEIGHT... KEEP SAFE

 

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