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Post Options Post Options   Quote Garry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jan 05 at 5:53pm
Yes it is about EU legislation but the manufacturers are hiding behind it (as usual). The EU requires them to define the attachment points for the towbar and certify them as suitable. They'd have to do that if they were to develop a factory fitted option!
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Well my cheap towbar(see my last post) has just done the job!! More than can be said for the tyre on the road trailer....

Next time I will carry my spare tyre.... just as well I was close to a friends house and he came out and rescued me.

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question for you.. do you think a J reg 106 1.1cc can tow a double trailor???
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Contender443 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Feb 05 at 4:03pm

Yes as long as the trailer is empty and you don't want to go very fast very quickly!!

Seriously what wil be on the double trailer?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote big man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Feb 05 at 4:11pm
a scorpion. i bourght one and it came with a fixed double trailor. what do you think. im only 19 and i cant afford a bigger engin with the insurance.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Garry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Feb 05 at 4:59pm
Probably no trouble with the power but you need to check your kerb weight compared to your loaded trailer weight.
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Found this on " gocaravanning.com "...

A quick look at the side of a car gives you an idea as to its potential for towing. If it has a relatively long wheelbase and the overhang at the back is short (distance between the centre of the rear wheels to the towball) that's a good start . We have listed some important calculations that you should consider in order to set up both vehicles for better towing.

Kerb Weight
The weight of the towing vehicle as defined by the vehicle manufacturer (we suggest that you consult your vehicle's manual for this).

Actual Laden Weight
The total weight of the caravan/trailer and its contents when being towed.

Caravan or Trailer /Towing Vehicle Weight Ratio
The actual laden weight of the caravan expressed as a percentage of the kerb weight of the towing vehicle, i.e: actual laden weight of caravan, divided by kerb weight of towing vehicle, multiplied by 100.

Car to Caravan weight ratio 

It is recommended that you do not exceed an 85% caravan to car weight ratio.  This means that your caravan, fully loaded, should not be more than 85% of your cars kerb-weight (or max tow weight if this is lower).  If you are an experienced caravaner you can go up to 100% weight ration but this is not recommended.  If the caravan is more than the kerb-weight of the car and you are stopped by the Police you could be prosecuted. 

There's a lot more advice regarding tow bars and new legislation. I guess for "caravan" read "boat, trolley and trailor" and it's the same formula.

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"Gocaravanning.com"?  Don't tell me, you were just looking at the cartoons....
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 some of those shiny vans are just.. dreamy.. (sigh)

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