Originally Posted by Franswa
this is from a 93 B17CB.....1017 KG = 2237 lbs (that's the empty weight coming out of the factory)
when towing boats the often used rule of thumb is: find the "brochure" tow rating of any vehicle, take 20% off that and if you stay at or below that for the trailer weight you will never have a worry or problem...on the flats, hills, whatever...
Hello François, saiy me if I understood well and if it's o.k..
This rule could be use and adapted according to every situation.
My car rating is = 3500 lbs
less 20%_____ = 700 lbs
Difference ------= 2800 lbs
2800 lbs should be the ideal weight for the total weight of the trailer towed by my vehicle.
My ideal weight ___ = 2800 lbs
The factory weight _= 2237 lbs __( 15B17CB )
Difference ________= _563 lbs
563 lbs is the weight which I can add, to stay in the ideal weight for my vehicle.
Watch out the rating because, for my vehicle, is for two people in the SUV. If I increase the number of people the ratio changes... Each has to consult the index form of its tow vehicle.
I communicated with the company Bigfoot, if possible to question a charter for the various models?
Grant Bilodeau, from Bigfoot, answered me that when the caravan is sold, the weight of this one can have been changed, according to the modifications made by one or several owners.
The factory weight can have been changed, if the customer makes additions on his trailer.