ScreenName712C2C851B replied on 25/07/2020 17:08
Posted on 25/07/2020 17:08
Firstly thanks for looking at this thread.
As a family of 4 (kids 10 & 12) we are looking to purchase a caravan and identified a Bailey Barcelona (MTPLM 1723kg) as our first caravan.
So speaking to friends etc they assure me that my BMW 530D which has:
A max towing weight of 2000kg, kerb weight of 1810kg / 1825kg (see two values) will be fine?
But can you help on the BMW MTPLM?
If the MTPLM is 1810kg and the caravan is 1723kg then this means 1810 = 95.2% have I calculated this correct>?
Can I tow this, some information seems to suggest you can tow between 85% to 100%
1810kg is the standard car with fuel etc, when we use the car with the caravan for holidays then we will have a roof box / boot and be putting the weight into the car, would this increase the MTPLM and make the car heavier and make it better?
The Caravan has ALDI breaks, twin axle and ALCO stabilizer (2015) model