The attached link might help.steve28961 said:Hi, I have a lwb shogun towing swift challenger645 t/a.
I was wondering is your towball on the high or low setting on towball, I nearly lost car and caravan a few weeks back and I’m trying to get the best set up but to many conflicting stories.
Put towball on lower setting but caravan looked far to low.
Also noseweight is very high even when empty.
Any advice would be much appreciated as you have the same outfits
I'm sure otherclive meant that the caravan should be on "level ground". The chance a caravan would be level when hitched is actually quite rare, and would depend on the height of the loaded hitch, and that will change depending on how much load has been applied.otherclive said:.... Noseweight should be measured with the caravan level and the hitch at its ride height. So you will need to load up the van progressively and see how it changes as you distribute your load. Then when you have it sorted you need to be disciplined when loading for the return journeys.
That is what should happen! For good towing it is generally accepted that you need a positive nose load, that means the trailers coupling will push down onto the ball on the tow vehicle. Just becasue you have twin axles, it doesn't mean the load will be shared equally by both axles.steve28961 said:Hi, I have a milenco noseweight but if you set the caravan up for the tow all height then when you lift the jockey wheel up the caravan tips forward
Under EU regs, normal domestic cars sld support a trailer hitch between 350 to 420mm from floor to the geometric center of the ball, but it does not necessary apply to large 4x4's which may be exempt from that regulation - check with your dealer/ manufacturer.steve28961 said:Also my towball height is 480mm approx from the ground but if I lower it to the position below the caravan looks low and I was wondering how the rear wheels of my t/a would be not planted on the ground as the front. Any help please