Caravan Weights

By |December 19th, 2014|INTRODUCTION|0 Comments

Thinking about buying or building a caravan has a lot to do with the towing capacity of the vehicle and the towing safety. Towing a van just below the towing capacity of the vehicle is not necessarily a save option.

Towing capacities are calculated by the vehicle manufacturer on the basis of axle loads and drive train characteristics. A maximum towing capacity does not mean it is independent from the length of a trailer. A short heavy trailer might be safe but the same weight stretched over 28′ is most likely not.

Caravans are inherently unstable and the longer the worse […]