My plated weights (little panel, inside the bonnet on the top LHS of the
3060 (Total laden vehicle weight [Gross Vehicle Mass] must not exceed
6560 (At the total vehicle weight you can add a 3.5 Tonne trailer)
1500 (Weight on front axle mustn't exceed 1.5 Tonnes)
1950 (Weight on rear axle mustn't exceed 1.95 Tonnes)
The UK handbook repeats this info. Regarding towing it states that:
+ the max drawbar load (downwards weight on hook) is 140kg;
+ the drawbar load should exceed 25 kg or 4% of towed weight, but should
not exceed 140kg;
+ the max towing capacity is 3.5 Tonnes braked, and 0.75 Tonnes
It then goes on to state that
+ "the sum weight of passengers, etc, + towhook weight mustn't exceed
the gross vehicle mass by more than 100kg"
+ "the load on the rear axle must not exceed the max permissable
capacity by more than 15%"
+ "if either the gross vehicle mass or rear axle capacity are exceed as
above don't exceed 100km/h"
Those are the maxima against which PC Plod will measure you if he
decides to investigate.
(nb: 1 metric Tonne =3D 1000kg (roughly 2204 lbs)
1 imperial Ton =3D 2240 lbs
1 "short" Ton =3D 2000 lbs - sometimes encountered in the US)
| Yep I'd be interested if there is a tow bar max weight.
| john byrne wrote:
| > Hi Guys
| > I was looking at the owners manual today for a change and
| it said that
| > you should not carry more than 200 kg on the roof. Yes there is a
| > question, what is the weight you can carry in the rear of the
| > cruisers. I looked in the manual but could not find it.