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Message posted by lor612620/2/2015 at 3:11pm
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hi all, am new to caravannning and am trying to make sense of all the weight allowances before i buy one. Im no longer fit to be erecting and sleeping in tents. My car is an 1800 injection saab 9-3 convertible. My handbook says the cars kerbweight is 1650 - 1825kg and the max trailer with brake weight is 1400 kg.
I have been looking at a starter van, Its an Ace Award Daysta Prestige 2 berth End kitchen and the weights given say Miro 935kg
Mtplm 1200kg.
Would anyone be kind enough to tell me if this is an acceptable ratio for my car. Thank you so much for any help.

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would be better if you gave the make model and year and engine size of your car

Message posted by lor612620/2/2015 at 3:30pm
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my apologies, its a saab 9-3 1.8t vector convertible 2005 petrol. thank you.

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according to what towcar.com yes it will be a perfect match in fact you could go slightly heavier on the caravan side upto 1370kgs and still be a perfect match

Message posted by lor612620/2/2015 at 3:51pm
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thank you for that.Gives me a better idea of what vans to look at.

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Nice caravan, I had damp problems with mine otherwise I would still have it. When they were made they absolutely the Bees Knees top of the range in every way. With a minimum kerbweight of 1650kg and a caravan that has a max of 1200kg you should have a very good match.

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For a licence dated 1997 or later you must add together the plated max weight of the caravan and trailer, if the total is 3500 or less you can tow it. You may even tow a caravan with a MAM greater than the cars unladen mass the restriction was removed in 2013

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Message posted by ROG.20/2/2015 at 7:52pm
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Remember that the CC 85% advice is based on a worse case scenario with an empty car towing a fully laden caravan



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