having read the forum about weights etc
Im still clueless
the dandy 6 says
is this the weight as standard unladen and maximum the chassis can take is 750gks?
all this about nose weights and trains - etc
my car seeminlgy states
gross train weight = 3077kgs
gross trailer weight (with brakes) = 1300 with out brakes 666
nose weight = 66kgs
does this mean I can tow a maw 1300kgs of trailer with brakes and 666kgs with no brakes?
if I load the dandy till it weighs 750kgs I have 13kgs left before the nose weight it reached ?
sorry but im totally lost
You seem to have it basicly right there are other considerations about towing limits but looking at your details they dont enter into your considerations so i wont confuse the issue.
yes your unladen wieght is 500kg and yes you can load 245kg of gear into and onto the dandy remember when loading any trailer its always best to get heavy items (awning and frame) over or evenly spread over the axle area,i dont understand maybe its early yet where the 13 kg left before nose wieght is from the nose wieght is the pressure applied to the tow ball when the dandy is hitched up,this can be checked by raising the jockey wheel slightly and balancing the dandy towing hitch on a piece of wood which in turn sits on bathroom scales,i say raising the jockey wheel slightly in case the unit slips off the wood then it will only drop a short distance.
The 6 is one of the easy ones to get the nose wieght right on because you can adjust the load by where you fold the roof up more roof at the front will increase the nose wieght.
The other item to give a little thought to is you will have maximum loads allowed on (an old term but)each car axle so if you have kids on the back seat and the boot stuffed full of heavy gear you could over load your rear axle,this one is not an exact science the only way i know of doing it is a visual check on how low the car sits when fully loaded.
I may have missed it somewhere but what car are you towing with to give you an idea i tow a 6 leagaly with a 1200 punto.
Last edited by mike on Fri 20 Jan 2012, 8:36 am; edited 1 time in total