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My understanding of towing capacity is that it is based on the kerbweight of the vehicle. Most manufacturers recommend 85% of gross kerbweight. So how come so many large 4x4s can tow way above that weight?...
I own a Honda Jazz 2014 EX Auto. Would I be able to tow a caravan? If so what weight?
I am looking to buy an affordable car for towing a horse trailer. We need a seven seater. My research points to the Skoda Kodiaq which can tow 2000kg. The Nissan X-Trail also comes up but the salesperson...
I have a mobile food trailer that has been modified for my business. The maximum axle weight on the chassis is 1500kg. Is it okay to tow this or do I need to go to a weigh bridge to check it? Will the...
I live in London within a mile of the proposed new extended boundary of the South/North Circular for the ULEZ, due to start in October 2021. I drive a 2013 Kia Sorento CRDi, which I need to tow my caravan...
I want an automatic crossover/SUV capable of towing 1200kg, preferably with a wet clutch. My budget is £25,000 to £30,000. I fancy the new Ford Focus and Mazda CX-5 but would value your input.
What is the best small petrol car for towing a maximum of 750kg?
I have a 2016 Toyota Prius and I have just heard I can tow with it. Do you know what type of lightweight trailer tent would be best for this activity? The only must have facilities I require are two beds...
I am looking for a pick-up truck that can carry a 1.5 tonne load, in the shape of an American slide-in demountable camper. All of the pick-ups available in the UK seem to be light-duty, the biggest payload...
I am interested in a 2.5i Subaru Outback which is plated to tow 2 tonnes. Our trailer plus horse is 1350kg. 85% of the Outback's kerb weight of 1612kg is 1370kg, so scrapes in the Caravan Club's old "85%"...
 

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