I’m looking for a bit of reassurance on this combination please.
I drive a 2017 E Class Mercedes with a kerb weight of 1780kg and I’m looking at towing a 2018 Coachman 565 VIP with a MRO 1522kg and MTPLM of 1677kg
The van has ATC and Al-ko hitch and alko suspension
The car has some sort of anti-snaking built in.
Taking the MRO 1522kg and the car at 1780kg that would give me a percentage of 85% there is a motor mover fitted so add another 30kg would give 87% (I presume the MRO is including the leisure battery) No problem.
Using the MTPLM I would towing at 95% (worrying)
But I will be putting all of my luggage 100kg in the and car and say 60kg wife and kids bringing the car to 1940kg
Using the MRO we would be at 80%
Using the MTPLM would be 88%
I would keep the van as empty as possible with everything going in the car, the car has wide tyres and air rear suspension, is has a towing capacity of 2100kg
I know the 85% is only a recommendation but I need a bit of reassurance that it’s not going to go bad, I have towed in the past but not a caravan, I’m not a racing driver and will have my 2 kids in the car 1 and 3.
If things did start going bad would the ATC kick in a correct the snaking ?
I really like this caravan it has everything I was looking for and is going to be a 10 year plan so I need to be as comfortable and confident as possible towing it.
Please be as honest as possible.
Thanks for any comments