Unbraked towing weight

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Unbraked towing weight

Post by piglet » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:24 pm

Parkers say,
Braked: 1500Kg
Unbraked:- 0Kg

Very useful, anyone know?
(car is 03 90 estate)
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Re: Unbraked towing weight

Post by grasmere59 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:39 pm

might be something in here http://www.towcar.info/
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Re: Unbraked towing weight

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:16 am

I know this isn't any help but in the Peugeot 406 handbook it states 0 kg's for unbraked towing weight :roll:
& 1500 for braked :frown:
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Re: Unbraked towing weight

Post by trufflehunt » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:24 pm

piglet wrote:Parkers say,
Braked: 1500Kg
Unbraked:- 0Kg

Very useful, anyone know?
(car is 03 90 estate)


What's the problem ?

It says 0Kg.
Which I would interpret as " Don't use trailers without their own brakes "

Of course, zillions of people use the little 3' x 3' trailers for taking the garden stuff to the local tip.
They often/usually have no brakes.

It's a matter of common sense really. A significant size trailer of anything much more than that is really quite
dangerous without brakes. So easiest just to say 0Kg.
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Re: Unbraked towing weight

Post by Doggy » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:41 pm

IIRC, brakes are mandatory for trailers weighing 750kg or more laden in any case.
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Re: Unbraked towing weight

Post by piglet » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:34 pm

Given that Peugeot state 400/700Kg unbraked/braked for a 106 then 0/1500Kg for a 406 just isn't good enough for a car that is popular for towing. And there's nothing wrong with unbraked trailers if used correctly, we have 4!
Doggy is correct unbraked is a Class 1 trailer and cannot exceed 750KgGVW but, can I legally tow it?
In the absence of any proper information I could go by the VOSA guidelines of 50% kerbweight = 650Kg or 705Kg

depending on:
Kerb weight...RHY code...1,300kg
Kerb weight...RHZ code....1,410kg
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Re: Unbraked towing weight

Post by Doggy » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:55 pm

Kerb weight...4HX.....1520kg. :wink:
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Re: Unbraked towing weight

Post by piglet » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:09 pm

My V5 says:
Variant:- 8ERHY
Version:- 8ERHYF

Mass in service:- 1455Kg

I googled 'Mass in service' vs 'kurb weight' and wished I hadn't asked.
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Re: Unbraked towing weight

Post by piglet » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:56 am

1380 according to Parkers, but doesn't specify what weight/method that is.
Found the handbook that gives 1380 kerb weight for a RHY estate.
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