Hi all i've been trying to figure out whether i can do this or not but have left myself confused.
So, i ask for some help please!
I would like to Tow with my Mondeo 2.0TDCi estate, kerb weight 1575kg (middle to the two figures provided in haynes)
An ABI Award Sunstar 1995 model with Mass in Running Order of 1030kg with a Ford KA inside Kerb weight 1000kg
Total trailer weight of 2030kg (as they stand)
Total train weight 3605kg
I have BE, CE, C1E and D1E so towing weight is not an issue as far as my license is concerned. I have done plenty of towing but always well within the limits.
Car can be moved forward or rearward to reduce the tow ball weight to no more than the 75kg allowable.
I believe the issues i have are:
I can only tow a maximum of 1800kg with the mondeo but 1530kg is the 85% value thats preferred.
The trailer needs strengthened where the car will rest due to having a 1300kg load limit
The solutions are
Rip out the interior of the caravan to rid (Hopefully) 230kg minimum. Worst case strip shell off completely and just have a flat bed.
Attach metal planks front to rear where the wheels will rest
Attach suitable securing points for the ratchet straps to secure car.
Or am i massively wrong and this is a stupid idea?
Edited by mclovin9091, 22 February 2017 - 09:59 PM.