Caravan weight

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Bullnose
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Caravan weight

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Hi there all
Can anyone with a Boom trike tell me what is a safe weight for a caravan to be towing with my Boom ,I've seen a lot of small caravans at 750kg..

Hope someone can advise
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also think about the stopping in a emergency wait
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Post by Kawazuki »

Bit of googling and presto - http://www.boom-trikes.com/index.php/te ... -1798.html

Looks like a caravan will be waaaay over permissible capacity! I guess braking capability of a trike is much more limited compared to a car with 4 wheel braking and weight distribution!
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I am hoping to tow one of these behind my trike. I have one in need of restoration
https://youtu.be/1VP1WnUw2T0
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Just in case you think your Trike won't pull it

https://youtu.be/OGM3LlRp8B8
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Post by 1130cc »

There is no hard and fast legal stipulations on towing weights, for trikes.

It just comes down to being sensible. Plod will know if it is not sensible, you will get pulled and then have to argue the toss.

I would say the 750Kg, that is braked, should be the benchmark.

Also keep an eye on the "nose weight" of the trailer. You do not want too much weight bearing down on the towbar, and the front end getting light.
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The general rule for a braked trailer is max 80% of the weight of the towing vehicle but thats for a 4 wheeled and 4 braked towing vehicle.
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