Picking the correct car for pulling my caravan

Versa11 replied on 09/11/2019 20:10

Posted on 09/11/2019 20:10

Hi All,

I bought my first caravan a few months ago and have taken it away 3 times but the car i am using is not the best to tow the caravan so was wondering if anyone know a website that i can find out the pulling weight of any cars that i might buy as im going to change my car this week. Thanks

 

nelliethehooker replied on 09/11/2019 20:32

Posted on 09/11/2019 20:32

You could try the club's own matching programme. Look under the Advice and Training section. There are other web sites too, have a look through the Towcar section in CT as this subject has been raised quite recently on there.

Cornersteady replied on 09/11/2019 20:44

Posted on 09/11/2019 20:44

what weight is your caravan V? That is a good basic starting point, divide that weight by 0.85 to give a starting weight of your car. Your caravan max weight should be (as a guideline depending upon experience) 85% of your car's weight.

As NTH says try the matching service.

lornalou1 replied on 09/11/2019 22:51

Posted on 09/11/2019 20:49 by MollysMummy

When you passed your driving test will restrict you too ... if before 97 or 98 (can never remember) you will have a max gross weight of 3.5 tonnes

Posted on 09/11/2019 22:51

wrong way round I think. before 97 you can gross something like 8.25 tonnes. after these dates it's 3.5 tonnes

lornalou1 replied on 09/11/2019 22:53

Posted on 09/11/2019 20:10 by Versa11

Hi All,

I bought my first caravan a few months ago and have taken it away 3 times but the car i am using is not the best to tow the caravan so was wondering if anyone know a website that i can find out the pulling weight of any cars that i might buy as im going to change my car this week. Thanks

 

Posted on 09/11/2019 22:53

use https://towcar.info/GB/ best one for doing matches.

MollysMummy replied on 10/11/2019 13:11

Posted on 09/11/2019 22:51 by lornalou1

wrong way round I think. before 97 you can gross something like 8.25 tonnes. after these dates it's 3.5 tonnes

Posted on 10/11/2019 13:11

Yes .... wrong way round. innocent Just testing ..... wink

nelliethehooker replied on 10/11/2019 21:41

Posted on 10/11/2019 21:41

I wonder if the OP realises that their question has been moved from the section it was originally posted in. Not the cleverest move by a moderator IMO. How are Versa supposed to view the replies? Perhaps the mod could put a note to the OP saying that it has been moved and to where.

MollysMummy replied on 10/11/2019 22:50

Posted on 10/11/2019 21:41 by nelliethehooker

I wonder if the OP realises that their question has been moved from the section it was originally posted in. Not the cleverest move by a moderator IMO. How are Versa supposed to view the replies? Perhaps the mod could put a note to the OP saying that it has been moved and to where.

Posted on 10/11/2019 22:50

Mods are good at that .... 🙄