You’ve done your basics, matched the overall GVM weight of your caravan and tow rig with the super salesman and are ready to go… got your new caravan in the driveway and loading all but the kitchen sink, the kids and wife just keep bringing stuff out.
It’s so easy to overload both the tow rig and the caravan. Each tow rig has a Payload, what makes up this payload is a full tank of fuel, each of your passengers and their carry-on luggage, the big KickAss fridge with it’s contents and last but not least, the weight of the caravan’s tow hitch which is known as ‘Ball Weight’. So, depending on how well you have balanced your loading of the caravan has a big impact on what the Ball Weight becomes.
At Armadillo we suggest that you seek professional advice when it comes to weights – get your empty caravan and tow rig weighed, purchase a quality Tow Hitch Scale (around $100) and measure the weight of every item you load, let’s face it, none of us wants to become a statistic do we…
Take a look at this helpful link; Caravan Pre Trip Checklist – Caravanning Australia (caravanrvcamping.com.au)