Besides adding to a driver’s legal responsibilities, towing requires a greater degree of knowledge and skill than normal driving. Within the The National Caravan & Recreational Vehicle Towing Guide download you will find a wealth of technical information, handy hints and advice. When put into practice, this guide will help you to tow your recreational vehicle with a greater degree of confidence and safety.
Towing any type of trailer involves more than attaching a towbar to your vehicle and hitching
up. It adds another dimension to your driving and there are a number of considerations you should
take into account.
- the towing capacity of your vehicle;
- the type of tow bar you should fit to your vehicle and the maximum load capacity of the coupling;
- the trailer when laden and coupled to the vehicle shall not exceed any of the tow vehicle
- the ATM must be specified on the trailer’s Vehicle (VIN) Plate;
- the type of trailer you are towing and whether it complies with all the regulations governing trailers in Australia;
- the type of equipment you may need to fit to increase the trailer’s stability when being towed;
- whether your trailer is correctly loaded;
- the ways in which towing can affect your driving;
- the safety checks you should make prior to and during your trip; and
- the type of insurance most suitable for your caravan or trailer.
Answer a few easy questions here to get your Caravan & Recreational Vehicle Towing Guide download, a complete guide to everything towing in Australia.
Vehicle weight from accessories, cargo load and towing represents a significant factor in the safety and performance of your vehicle. Visit the Caravan Towing Guide Weight Matrix Calculator to learn more about your towing weight and appropriate loading requirements.