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You will be suitably mugged when we have an electrical question though I see you were wise enough to avoid the trench warfare on reversed polarity on UK campsite!
garwoods wrote:We are restricted to the discovery or designer.Because of our towing capacity
which is 450kg(honda jazz)
I believe the destiny would be too heavy for our car.
Though I'm always cautious to quote on matters of mass (weight) from websites I'm reasonably happy to say your looking at things the wrong way round here. The 450Kg figure is the unbraked towing weight the braked towing weight for all is 1,000Kg Except Hybrid and CVT where there is no towing capacity.
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If the limit were 450Kg then you couldn't legally tow a Designer as it's the maximum permitted weight (MPTM) of the trailer not the actual weight that's important. (Well you could but it would be drawn out to explain and we don't need to)
So now seeing that your maximum tow weight is 1,00Kg you can tow any Dandy including the latest Destiny. No probably not. If you licence was gained later than the 1st Jan 1997 then the MPTM of the trailer can't exceed the unladen weight of the vehicle. I can't find the unladen weight of the vehicle but the kerbweight is 1,070Kg so from various other figures I'd guestimate to be 973Kg ish. If the precise figure is important I'll explain.
So if your licence is pre 1997 yes you can tow a Destiny but you might consider the 85% rule. The 85% is only a guide but it states that you shouldn't tow (a Caravan) of greater than 85% of the kerbweight of the car. Please Google for a full explanation of 85% rule but it's more important when you have the least experience and it's less important (personal opinion) with a folding camper as the mass is lower down and the forces from sidewinds not as pronounced.
Finally check the vin plate (found on the B pillar) for the Maximum Authorised Mass MAM and the Maximum Train Weight. the towing figure given may on some cars be at a weight of less than the MAM i.e. MAM + Maximum Towing Weight > (is greater than) The Maximum Train Weight. So either the load in the car or trailer must be lessened. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Sorry if that was a bit much but basically the Jazz will pull the Designer easily likewise the Lowside Destiny or 6. If you had sufficient experience and suitable licences a Highside Destiny might be possible but I suspect it might not be the most enjoyable pairing.
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