Its just a shame some of it is wrong or incomplete.
It says you should aim for an 85% match between Caravan MTPLM and the Kerbweight of the car. Actually 85% should be the maximum. The lower the figure the better.
It said "The nose weight should be 7% of the actual laden weight of the caravan" no mention of not exceeding the Tow Car maximum nose weight set by the cars manufacturer (see your hand book) or in the case of many 4x4's, not exceeding the 100kg limit set by the coupling the manufacturer.
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Something else from the film. The chappy hitching up made a great point about the breakaway cable and then looped it over the towball.
In a previous incarnation, I was a regular Observer on the Caravan Club 4Cs Rally. One of the things the technical bod who inspected the caravans was pretty hot on was not looping the breakaway cable round the towball. The reason given, was that, should the mounting bolts on the towbar part company, the towball would go with the caravan which would render the system inoperative. Common sense really. Weakest link in the chain and all that.
While it is agreed that it is easier to loop the cable over the tow ball and there are no rules for the attachment of the breakaway cable, it makes sense to attach it to the actual towbar rather than loop it over the towball. On most towbars, there are a couple of largeish loops under the car bumper where the adjustable flanged part of the towbar is attached. On some there is a wire "pigtail" welded to the towbar. These should be used to attach the breakaway cable. On some, there is a pigtail of coiled wire bolted to the towbar using the same bolts as the towball mount. The remarks above reference the use of the towball as a connection for the cable also apply. It the bolts part company, the attachment pigtail will depart at the same time again rendering the system inoperative.
If, heaven forbid, the towball bolts do break and part company, the breakaway cable stays with the car until it breaks by which time the caravan brakes will have been applied. Job jobbed!
I have asked before if the caravan channel will do a section on training with videos, cause i am almost sure they have covered every thing or a how to section i no if i look i will find what i need to no on youtube but it's a pain i only stumbled on this cause of Caroll smiley lol