The reason I chose the 3008 is because I am thinking about buying a caravan and I’m sure when I checked it is capable of towing a heavier load than 1500kg. I remember finding a few websites that matched car and van but this was before the 3008 went on sale. Have you seen the review that’s recently been posted in one of the other threads?Anyone towing a caravan with their 3008 and if so what caravan are you pulling. From my primitive knowledge and doing a little research the kerb weight means that there isn't much it can pull as the average caravan is nearing 1500kg
The kerb weight means nothing with regard to towing unless you have a post '97 driving licence - or you know the actual towing capacity / gtw.Anyone towing a caravan with their 3008 and if so what caravan are you pulling. From my primitive knowledge and doing a little research the kerb weight means that there isn't much it can pull as the average caravan is nearing 1500kg
We have a swift challenger sport 554. It is 4 berth with a fixed double bed, it's a fairly large caravan with a full sized bathroom the width of the caravan at the back.
It's not all that bad really - the info is out there (gov.uk site is a better resource than any caravan website). I haven't memorised the stupid rules introduced in '97 though as my licence predates that by a few years...Towing rules are and always have been as clear as mud you CAN tow more than your car weighs but the licence rules ad more complication from 1997 onwards
You MUST be under your total train weight even then there are different ways of interpreting that as i say its clear as mud always have been small recovery trucks for example transits etc tend to weigh around 2200kg empty so can only carry 1300kg legaly BUT tend to have a train weight of 5500kg meaning they can tow more than they can carry !!
For proper licences () yes it's strictly legal - I can drive a combination of up to 8,250kg.when you get on to things like discos etc it gets more confusing as they can tow heavy loads according to the chassis plate so technically you could have a train weight of 6 ton within your vehicles weight limit but would it be strictly legal ? certainly not for a 1997 onwards license but for us with big boy licenses possibly
Just noticed this bit.One other thing: the manual states the max towing weight is shown on the VIN plate, I had a look this morning and Peugeot appear to have hidden it somewhere, but where?
The reduction for the GT is because of the autobox, it's nothing to do with weight, purely strain on the gearbox.I am now totally confused! The manual states the max towing weight for the GT is 1700 kg but the max towing weight for the GT Line 2.0 l manual is 2000 kg yet the kerb weight for both is the same at 1,425 kg.
So what is the maximum weight caravan I can legally tow in my GT assuming the max towing weight includes the luggage and everything else that’s not a fixture?
One other thing: the manual states the max towing weight is shown on the VIN plate, I had a look this morning and Peugeot appear to have hidden it somewhere, but where?