AnswerID: 489088 Submitted: Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 15:39
Member - Bruce C (NSW)
As the others have said, your towball weight is excessive.
It should be around the 10% of the van weight.
EG 220 kg on the ball in your stated case.
Every vehicle over 1 tonne benefits from a level ride system and the heavier the vehicle being towed the better the benefit providing the system is suited to the weight of the towed vehicle.
I first used a level ride system in 1972, which came with our first van, and decided at that moment, Iwas age 26, that I would never tow a van without them, the difference was that great.
They just lock the van and tow vehicle together as one unit and takes a lot of stress out of the job.
On very undulating surfaces, such as severely rutted roads, it is wise to remove them as they place undue stress on the tow bar. Mind you the ruts need to be fairly severe and lots of them to warrant removing them.
Hope this helps, Cheers, Bruce
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