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      Lutz replied to the thread Towing.
      If the car is loaded up to its gross maximum weight before the caravan is hitched, then it will be overloaded after hitching. I don't...
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      Lutz replied to the thread Towing.
      Nobody has said that there is any less mass, but the car isn't towing all that mass. The remainder, the noseweight, isn't being towed...
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      Lutz replied to the thread Towing.
      Firstly, the 1300kg is not a legal limit but only a limit to which the manufacturer accepts product liability. Only the plated axle...
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      Lutz replied to the thread TV or not to TV.
      We have a TV in the lounge, the main bedroom and one in the kitchen (that's the one that we take with us in the caravan). On the whole...
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      Lutz replied to the thread Volkswagen t5 20" wheels and towing.
      If the suspension is lowered, the towball height above the ground may be below the prescribed minimum of 350mm to the centre of the...
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      Lutz replied to the thread MTPLM differences.
      Can you post either a photo of the details shown on the pillar or list them in text form? It surprises me that a weight plate should...
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      Lutz replied to the thread MTPLM differences.
      Are you sure the pillar label says 1000kg or have you just subtracted the GVW from the gross train weight? You may still be able to tow...
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      What I meant to say was that if, say, 30 or 40kg underreading actual weight is going to be a problem, regardless of whether it’s due to...
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      I appreciate that, but the same applies to the accuracy of the scales. If 2-3% inaccuracy is going to be a major stumbling block, then...
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      Lutz replied to the thread Excess weight in the caravan.
      Fraser Brown would only be able to recertify if they have the authority to do so from the Vehicle Certification Agency.
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      If 2-3% makes the difference between “go” and “no-go” I would say that you are sailing a bit too close to the wind in the first place.
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      Lutz replied to the thread Excess weight in the caravan.
      The body of a 1500kg caravan is no different to its 1300kg counterpart.
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      Lutz replied to the thread Excess weight in the caravan.
      It surprises me that AlKo were not prepared to fit a higher rated axle because they do offer such a service on the Continent...
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      Lutz replied to the thread First time touring in France.
      I see that you tow with a Ford Kuga. If it's one with adaptive LED headlamps it must not be fitted with beam deflectors. That would be...
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      Lutz replied to the thread First time touring in France.
      And who‘s to know the size, shape and location? It’s specific for every headlamp.
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