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Mondeo Tow Limit



 
 
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Old August 16th 06, 07:39 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Hi

What length/weight caravan can I tow with a UK 1998 Ford Mondeo 2.0 16V
Estate?

Thanks

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Old August 17th 06, 08:58 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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"enquirer" wrote in message
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Hi

What length/weight caravan can I tow with a UK 1998 Ford Mondeo 2.0 16V
Estate?

Thanks

enquirer


Making a horrible generalisation, assuming you are a 'sir' rather than a
'madam', for the first time in your life length is not important.

Being a 1998 car yours comes under the new towing regulations so the maximum
is defined by the manufacturer and marked on the chassis plate.

However, that is the maximum as defined by the manufacturer and bears no
relation to the recommendations laid down by the industry.

If you are towing for the first time, try and aim for a caravan that weighs
85% of the kerbweight of the car. If you are experienced, up to 100%,
assuming that neither of these weights exceeds the maximum stated by the
manufacturer.

the kerbweight will also be on the chassis plate.

regards

David


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Old August 17th 06, 08:58 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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"enquirer" wrote in message
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Hi

What length/weight caravan can I tow with a UK 1998 Ford Mondeo 2.0 16V
Estate?

Thanks

enquirer


Making a horrible generalisation, assuming you are a 'sir' rather than a
'madam', for the first time in your life length is not important.

Being a 1998 car yours comes under the new towing regulations so the maximum
is defined by the manufacturer and marked on the chassis plate.

However, that is the maximum as defined by the manufacturer and bears no
relation to the recommendations laid down by the industry.

If you are towing for the first time, try and aim for a caravan that weighs
85% of the kerbweight of the car. If you are experienced, up to 100%,
assuming that neither of these weights exceeds the maximum stated by the
manufacturer.

the kerbweight will also be on the chassis plate.

regards

David


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Old August 17th 06, 08:58 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default Mondeo Tow Limit


"enquirer" wrote in message
...
Hi

What length/weight caravan can I tow with a UK 1998 Ford Mondeo 2.0 16V
Estate?

Thanks

enquirer


Making a horrible generalisation, assuming you are a 'sir' rather than a
'madam', for the first time in your life length is not important.

Being a 1998 car yours comes under the new towing regulations so the maximum
is defined by the manufacturer and marked on the chassis plate.

However, that is the maximum as defined by the manufacturer and bears no
relation to the recommendations laid down by the industry.

If you are towing for the first time, try and aim for a caravan that weighs
85% of the kerbweight of the car. If you are experienced, up to 100%,
assuming that neither of these weights exceeds the maximum stated by the
manufacturer.

the kerbweight will also be on the chassis plate.

regards

David


 



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