Top tips to help you pull this season!
Thinking of going on a caravanning holiday this summer? Read our helpful blog to find out a little more about what to look out for before you hook up and drive away.
It’s that time of year again where holiday season is fast approaching and many of us have plans to hitch up the caravan and get away for a half-term mini break or Summer vacation!
Before you start planning those long weekend escapes and definitely BEFORE you buy your caravan, it’s essential to check whether or not you and your car can actually tow…. otherwise you could land yourself in a lot of trouble.
Check your license!
First up, doublecheck your driving license to make sure you can legally tow. There’s no specific towing license but depending on how much you wish to tow, you may need an extra category driving test.
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What is your cars towing capacity?
Many people make the mistake of using a smaller car to tow a greater load and this can put a massive strain on the cars vital components. It risks the safety of your vehicle and can land you a hefty fine and penalty points.
To find out the maximum load capacity your vehicle can tow (car+caravan/trailer+contents), refer to your owner’s handbook or contact your dealer. The weight of your caravan should never be greater than the weight of your car!
Speed limits vary when you’re towing a car, it’s 50mph on single carriageway roads or 60mph on dual carriages and motorways. Allow extra space when turning corners and NEVER carry passengers in the caravan whilst you’re towing it.
SERE top car for caravanning
It wasn’t voted the Caravan & Motorhome Club 2019 Towcar of the Year for nothing. With its advanced 4x4 system, dealer-fit tow bar and 2.2 litre turbo-diesel engine, the SsangYong Korando includes everything you could possibly want in a tow car.
The engine produces a healthy 176bhp and 400Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque, and the 4x4 system operates in two driver-selectable modes to suit road or off-road conditions. The SsangYong Korando available now at SERE also offers the option for the differential to be locked if you get into a sticky situation.
This combination gives the Korando a 2,000kg max braked tow capacity on both the 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic models.
SERE now have a special offer available on the 2019 SsangYong Korando which comes with delivery miles. Exclusive to SERE customers, the Korando is available with 5 Years 0% finance and SsangYong’s industry-leading, peace-of-mind 7-year unlimited mileage warranty. Prices start from just £229 per month*. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE.
* Terms & Conditions apply. Prices correct at time of publish 1/4/19.
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