What is noseweight?
Noseweight is the downward force of your caravan’s coupling head on your car’s towball, and it's an important element to consider when choosing a towbar. The downward force decreases as you pick up speed, so it is really important to have a sufficient noseweight when your outfit is stationary.
What should your noseweight be?
This will differ depending on your car manufacturer and your caravan. The general recommended noseweight for towing stability is 5-7% of your caravan’s actual laden weight.
You can find the specific noseweight for your caravan in your car manufacturer’s owner’s handbook. We’ve also got a handy pdf download that lists noseweights for all makes and models.