Towing wieight with 85kg ball weight

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 21:00
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A friend has a Suzuki Vitara Grande diesel, 1.9 Turbo, with ball weight of 85kg. What size caravan can she tow. Been making some enquiries tonight and getting conflicting responses.

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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 21:15

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 21:15
The vehicle specs should list the max towed weight.

The web site lists 1,600KG with 75KG ball weight or 2,000KG with 150 KG ball weight.

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Follow Up By: Member - Prickle (SA) - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 21:44

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 21:44
Thanks mate your response has been very helpful.
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Reply By: Ian & Sue - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 22:19

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 22:19
We had a 2006 petrol Vitara and soon found thatnall we could legally tow was a Coromal 401 back door job by. Had heaps of fun towing everywhere. We eventually upgraded the vehicle and van after we learnt about the setup to suit us.

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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 23:49

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 23:49
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If they purchase an Australian design of caravan it will have a ball weight of around 10%. This will limit the van to a total weight of 850 - 900 kg. Tell your friend to look for a van that has a figure of no more than 900 kg ATM on its compliance plate.

If he is looking at a European van then it will load up with around 7% ball weight. n that case, tell him to look for a van with an ATM of no more than 1200 kg.


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Follow Up By: dazren - Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 at 18:17

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Well done !! now that's what i call a bl--dy good commensense answer ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Prickle (SA) - Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 at 21:28

Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 at 21:28
Thank Peter, have passed this on. Appreciate yours and others responses.

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