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Mximum towing weight for a 1998 Vauxhall Ventra



 
 
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Old April 14th 06, 04:52 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.cars.maintenance
Scott
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Default Mximum towing weight for a 1998 Vauxhall Ventra

Hi

My in-laws have a 98 Vauxhall Vetra 2.0 and they are looking at getting
a 2 berth caravan. They though cannot find details of the maximum towing
weight.

Does anyone know?

Thanks

Scott
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Old April 14th 06, 05:02 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.cars.maintenance
Liz Hall
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Default Mximum towing weight for a 1998 Vauxhall Ventra

here's as useful site for beginners, you need to have details of the car

http://www.caravan-sitefinder.co.uk/features/touring/

Liz


"Scott" wrote in message
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Hi

My in-laws have a 98 Vauxhall Vetra 2.0 and they are looking at getting a
2 berth caravan. They though cannot find details of the maximum towing
weight.

Does anyone know?

Thanks

Scott



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Old April 14th 06, 05:02 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.cars.maintenance
Liz Hall
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Default Mximum towing weight for a 1998 Vauxhall Ventra

here's as useful site for beginners, you need to have details of the car

http://www.caravan-sitefinder.co.uk/features/touring/

Liz


"Scott" wrote in message
...
Hi

My in-laws have a 98 Vauxhall Vetra 2.0 and they are looking at getting a
2 berth caravan. They though cannot find details of the maximum towing
weight.

Does anyone know?

Thanks

Scott



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Old April 14th 06, 05:02 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.cars.maintenance
Liz Hall
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Default Mximum towing weight for a 1998 Vauxhall Ventra

here's as useful site for beginners, you need to have details of the car

http://www.caravan-sitefinder.co.uk/features/touring/

Liz


"Scott" wrote in message
...
Hi

My in-laws have a 98 Vauxhall Vetra 2.0 and they are looking at getting a
2 berth caravan. They though cannot find details of the maximum towing
weight.

Does anyone know?

Thanks

Scott



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Old April 15th 06, 06:50 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.cars.maintenance
Elliott
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Default Mximum towing weight for a 1998 Vauxhall Ventra


"Scott" wrote in message
...
Hi

My in-laws have a 98 Vauxhall Vetra 2.0 and they are looking at getting
a 2 berth caravan. They though cannot find details of the maximum towing
weight.

Does anyone know?

Thanks

Scott


I have a vectra sri which pulls oue Swift Challenger with no problems
whatsoever


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Old April 15th 06, 06:50 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.cars.maintenance
Elliott
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Default Mximum towing weight for a 1998 Vauxhall Ventra


"Scott" wrote in message
...
Hi

My in-laws have a 98 Vauxhall Vetra 2.0 and they are looking at getting
a 2 berth caravan. They though cannot find details of the maximum towing
weight.

Does anyone know?

Thanks

Scott


I have a vectra sri which pulls oue Swift Challenger with no problems
whatsoever


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Old April 15th 06, 06:50 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.cars.maintenance
Elliott
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Default Mximum towing weight for a 1998 Vauxhall Ventra


"Scott" wrote in message
...
Hi

My in-laws have a 98 Vauxhall Vetra 2.0 and they are looking at getting
a 2 berth caravan. They though cannot find details of the maximum towing
weight.

Does anyone know?

Thanks

Scott


I have a vectra sri which pulls oue Swift Challenger with no problems
whatsoever


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Old April 15th 06, 11:19 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.cars.maintenance
Jim
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Default Mximum towing weight for a 1998 Vauxhall Ventra


"Scott" wrote in message
...

Hi

My in-laws have a 98 Vauxhall Vetra 2.0 and they are looking at getting a
2 berth caravan. They though cannot find details of the maximum towing
weight.

Does anyone know?

Thanks

Scott



Hi Scott,
the max towing weight differs from the recommended towing weight.

The gross train weight GTW(i.e. max total of towing vehicle weight +
trailer weight) should be on a plate usually under the bonnet, this is
legally binding and can lead to fines if exceeded.

The caravanning associations recommend using the 85% guidelines. Simply
these guidelines say that the maximum weight of the towed van, referred
to as the MTPLM (that is the weight of the empty caravan MiRO + its
payload: awning, gas, TV, clothes, food etc.) should not exceed 85% of
the towing vehicles kerbweight. (the vectra, your in-laws, luggage etc.)


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Old April 15th 06, 11:19 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.cars.maintenance
Jim
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Default Mximum towing weight for a 1998 Vauxhall Ventra


"Scott" wrote in message
...

Hi

My in-laws have a 98 Vauxhall Vetra 2.0 and they are looking at getting a
2 berth caravan. They though cannot find details of the maximum towing
weight.

Does anyone know?

Thanks

Scott



Hi Scott,
the max towing weight differs from the recommended towing weight.

The gross train weight GTW(i.e. max total of towing vehicle weight +
trailer weight) should be on a plate usually under the bonnet, this is
legally binding and can lead to fines if exceeded.

The caravanning associations recommend using the 85% guidelines. Simply
these guidelines say that the maximum weight of the towed van, referred
to as the MTPLM (that is the weight of the empty caravan MiRO + its
payload: awning, gas, TV, clothes, food etc.) should not exceed 85% of
the towing vehicles kerbweight. (the vectra, your in-laws, luggage etc.)


--
Jim.

___________________________________

North Derbyshire
England

To reply directly:
replace "nospam" with "henrun" in the email address
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Old April 15th 06, 11:19 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.cars.maintenance
Jim
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Posts: 90
Default Mximum towing weight for a 1998 Vauxhall Ventra


"Scott" wrote in message
...

Hi

My in-laws have a 98 Vauxhall Vetra 2.0 and they are looking at getting a
2 berth caravan. They though cannot find details of the maximum towing
weight.

Does anyone know?

Thanks

Scott



Hi Scott,
the max towing weight differs from the recommended towing weight.

The gross train weight GTW(i.e. max total of towing vehicle weight +
trailer weight) should be on a plate usually under the bonnet, this is
legally binding and can lead to fines if exceeded.

The caravanning associations recommend using the 85% guidelines. Simply
these guidelines say that the maximum weight of the towed van, referred
to as the MTPLM (that is the weight of the empty caravan MiRO + its
payload: awning, gas, TV, clothes, food etc.) should not exceed 85% of
the towing vehicles kerbweight. (the vectra, your in-laws, luggage etc.)


--
Jim.

___________________________________

North Derbyshire
England

To reply directly:
replace "nospam" with "henrun" in the email address
 



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