Beef up suspension?

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  1. normanandsue

    normanandsue Funster

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    This is a caravan question - I know most of us own MH but many of you had or still have a caravan.
    My son has a Mazda 6 2010 (1600Kg) and a Bailey Pageant Auvergne 2006 (1385Kg) I assume this is unladen weight and he wants to know should he beef up his car's suspension.
    Can anyone give us some advice?

    Norman
     
  2. WillH

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    Normally the weight used is the maximum, if so your son should be okay. The caravan must be loaded correctly to give a satisfactory towbar load for safe towing, always place the most weight over the caravan axle to avoid fishtailing. When hitched up the car and caravan should have a level aspect.

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    Without doing the maths he looks close to, or in excess of the 85% suggested weight distribution for safe towing, has he checked Mazda's Towing limits for the 6
    If he has rear coil springs then coil spring helpers can be fitted
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