#144769  by stingrayk
 Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:52 pm
Sorry - probably been dealt with many times before, but haven't come across anything relevant so far . . thinking about towing a light car behind MH. MH is stickered as GCM 7995kg, GVM 4495kg, MTM 3500kg braked and 750kg unbraked. Towbar recently certed as 2500kg braked (no unbraked rating). Best suited car is a Jimny (1000kg+). Lightest I could find locally was a Suzuki Ignis (manual) at 820kg. Original thought was to A-frame, but only option seems to be either a dolly or full trailer. Any other options; given that I am not sure if it would be possible / practical to mount a separate braking system to a towed car although there must (?) be other solutions - I have seen examples of Vitaras and Ravs behind lighter weight MHs than we have. Any thoughts much appreciated.
Keith
 #144833  by nzkites
 Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:17 pm
We are in a similar situation so will be interested to see replies. :)
 #144834  by Nut17
 Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:38 pm
This thread from November 2014 that I located doing a search on the subject may solve your problem.

viewtopic.php?t=9916
 #145057  by stingrayk
 Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:26 pm
Thanks Chris - a useful pointer in the right direction. BTW vehicle is a Winnebago on an Iveco base, aussie built, 3L motor, bought brand new in NZ.
 #145168  by nzkites
 Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:52 pm
Hi Chris, I have just taken the time to revisit this thread. thanks for the link, looks interesting and even more of a coincidence that both stingrayk and ourselves have a Winnebago built on an Iveco 3lt chassis.
 #145175  by Nut17
 Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:05 pm
The current crop of Iveco base units is a class leader with almost the same power train as my Jeep. 3.0 litre VM Motori common rail turbo diesel and German ZF 8 speed auto box. Powerful, frugal and with eight gears - a ratio for every hill. :TU
 #145192  by stingrayk
 Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:15 am
They certainly are a good unit, and very easy to drive. Pity about the unbraked trailer limits though, although I understand that the limit is almost universal, no matter what the tare weight of the towing vehicle is.
 #145213  by BUSRSQ
 Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:09 pm
Yup seems that 800kg unbraked is the go to for most certifiers, I have no idea why. maybe to go above that requires testing so the cost will increase hugely.
Most of the vehicles you see towing a small vehicle on an "A" frame are not doing it legally.
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