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Advice with maximum weight

We do not recommend towing a caravan that is heavier than 1400 kg kg with this Car.

In this advice we assume an average caravan with a weight of 1250 kg. Remember that the exact performance depends on the chosen caravan and that air resistance and dimensions have an influence.


The Car as an example with a Caravan as an example with an actual weight of 1250 kg is in general a good match and suitable for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

The motor preformance of the Car is in general fairly good. And also the weight of the Caravan with a User Payload (50 kg in the caravan and 200 kg in the car including passengers), is pretty good.

Flat roads
Towing Performance

Risk of snaking

Weight ratio: 74% (83% of kerbweight) 1250 kg 1700 kg


The User Payload in the car (including all passengers) and in the caravan is:


A User Payload of 50 kg in the caravan is not realistic in practice.

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Car as an example
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Actual Weights




  • The towing limit of the Car is sufficient (check this in your vehicle documents).
  • If you passed your driving test after 1 January 1997, a B driving license is enough.
  • Weight ratio between the laden caravan and the loaded car is 74%. Common in the UK: the weight ratio between the laden caravan and the kerbweight of the car is 83%.
  • There is a small chance of snaking at higher speeds, strong side winds and thoughtless driving. Even if the combination normally feels stable, the forces by deflection side to side are great at high speed. For drivers with knowledge of, and experience in driving a caravan it is safe to drive, but proper and careful loading is still important! An electronic stability system in the car and / or on the caravan is worth considering.
  • Recommended noseweight is 70 kg.
  • Safe speed up to 62 mph (100 km/h).
  • Stability and safety score to compare is 169 points.

If the caravan starts to snake you should reduce your speed and slow down directly! Lift your feet off the accelerator and brake gradually. Hold the steering wheel into a fixed position.


  • Performance is fairly good.
  • If the caravan is well loaded safe driving is possible.
  • It's a perfect match!


Influence of User Payload on stability

Weight distribution and noseweight are vital in obtaining a stable caravan.

Distribute the User Payload by yourself in the caravan and the car and then find out the stability rating of your loading configuration.

More information

More detailed information and specifically calculated top speeds and performance of this outfit.


Car as an example
from 2004

129 PS (95 kW)
210 Nm @ 2500 rpm
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)
Towing limit
Towball limit
Gross Train Weight (GTW)

Caravan as an example

Mass in Running Order (MIRO)
Maximum Technically Permissible Laden Mass (MTPLM)

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