- Jul 18, 2017
I don't think having that information would change the advice given, It all depends on how the given combination, actually behaves. There have been occasions when I have towed the same trailer with different vehicles, and the outfit behaved quite differently.
I also believe that some caravanners who believe that bigger is better may well be towing with nose loads that are greater than is strictly necessary all of which increases wear tear, and I'm sure in some cases they may actually be overloading which has the potential to damage the tow vehicle and could be dangerous.
Our ideal nose weight is 140kg and we are not overloaded. Many caravans are restricted to maximum nose weight of 100kg when ideally it should be over 100kg to fall into the 5-7% guideline. No way would this indicate the caravan is overloaded.