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Message posted by jim oldham on 18/9/2017 at 4:03pm
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"I don't want to take any chances"

Very wise decision. Look at the figures, and the best of luck with your choice.

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Sorry Jim but a manufacturer's towing limit is not a 'recommendation' that 'should not be exceeded'. It's a legal requirement and MUST not be exceeded.

The 85% ratio is guidance only aimed at those with little or no towing experience. It has no legal status and apparently little if any scientific basis. Whilst I agree that many people choose to follow that guidance (not necessarily wrongly) it is very much a matter of choice.

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I never wrote that 85% was a legal requirement, but would assume that any towing limit set by a manufacturer would be seen as a maximum weight. Rather silly not to.

Zutman seems to have made his choice with the advice offered.

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Go by your V5C, mass in service; in the spec section of my handbook it states 'unloaded weight ready for work'! 1,495kg which is the same weight as the V5C.

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Message posted by zutman on 18/9/2017 at 8:19pm
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Thanks again all you've got me looking at the specs now big time, will make our choice at the NEC or Malvern shows I know what I'm looking for now weight wise

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Put the car on weigh bridge 1465kg so there you have it car is not going to cut the mustard so I've bought a VW Tiguan I don't have to worry now cheers all


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