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Towing Vehicles

It’s essential - for the safety of you, your horses and other road users – that your towing vehicle is suitable for pulling the weight of your fully laden horse trailer.

To ensure that trailers aren’t pulled by underweight vehicles, there is a law in place – as a guide, the weight of the trailer plus any load that it is carrying, (the laden weight), should not exceed 85% of the unladen weight of the car; however, some vehicles differ as they’re designed for towing. The tool below provides another way for you to find out what vehicles are suited to towing your horse and trailer combination is safe – and legal – to drive, based on the manufacturers’ official towing weights.

Please Note: Car weights and towing weights quoted are for guidance only. Please refer to your manufacturer's handbook or ask your dealer representative to confirm weights as they may vary between models and releases.

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Last updated: 25/04/2010
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