- Jul 15, 2020
So based on the pre 1996 rule for the driver, would I be right in thinking that a 2,586kg tow vehicle could legally tow a 3,402kg trailer?you are limited to a gross train weight of 3500Kg and with the GLC taking nearly 2500Kg of that you will be towing a very small and light caravan!! If you passed in 1996 or earlier then you don't have a problem as grandparent rights rule.
I saw some information which I believe was just an advisory to have the trailer not exceed 80% of the tow vehicle weight, ie not exceed 2,069kg in the above example. Does anyone happen to know if that is an advisory or a legal restriction?
Do those numbers/restrictions work across Europe too?
Additionally, I read that a regular passenger car shouldn't be used to tow if a caravan is over 22' long and over 22' should be towed by a truck. I don't know if the GL range are documented as trucks; I know my ML350 was. It was an excellent tow vehicle and I'm sure the GL's should be even better.