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Hey all, I'm going to be buying our first family caravan. Problem is we only have a standard car license at this time. Cat B both passed in 2009 Just trying to figure out our maximum mtplm for our tow car. Picture attached of weight plate for the car. Would I be right in thinking that because the mgw of the car is 2300 that our Mtplm has to be 1200 or below to keep within the combination 3500? At some point we will be doing a trailer test but want to sample the caravanning scene before we go on to spend a lot more than we need too. To make sure we are going to get the use of a caravan etc Thanks in advanced, Mike
Hi all, newbie here to the forum. I'm not new to towing, but this is the first car that has not been able to tow 3.5t. Wife is wanting a caravan and so I'm trying to find one with the right weight, layout and size. The car is an Octavia scout and the V5 gives the following info Mass in service 1559 kg Max Permissible mass 2129 kg Max towing wight 1800 kg The V5 does not seem to specify a tow bar weight Firstly am i correct in assuming that the max train weight is 3929 kgs? Secondly what would be the heaviest MTPM for a caravan we could consider? I have been limiting my searches to 1500kg - too low too high? Advice / opinions welcome and appreciated Ta Rob
Most of the contents of the van has been gracefully draped over the dining room this last week after the little episode with the wheel bearings I mentioned. Apparently the van will be ready for collection in 'a couple of days' which may be interesting as, not expecting this delay, I'm working away for the next week or so. Anyway, seeing all this debris around the house jogged my memory that we had a luggage scale you could hang things off. So in a mad moment I weighed everything. To my considerable surprise, I have only got up to 59kg, with awning and poles that always travel in the car another 28kg. I haven't weighed everything, but probably 70%, so when we add clothes we should be well within our 137kg limit. Well chuffed. Or terminally sad!