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  1. mark91068

    mark91068 Read Only Funster

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    just a big helo I have had my mororhome about a month now, got lots of questions but the first is help on towing a small car I have a Ford transit 2,5 TD Herald Aragon about 23ft long and looking at Ca- A-Tow or somthing like that, what cars are under 750kg and where can I get one for sale complete with the A frame :Wink: thanks
     
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    hi Mark and welcome to the fun....

    you'll find not many cars are under 750kg......one that is is the aixam....french i think but you'd be better with a kiddies pedal car..:BigGrin:

    most folks go for small regular cars like the ford Ka, vaux corsa, nissan micra etc.

    if you are thinking about the braking situation then it isnt a problem sorting the brakes.

    if its due to your licence restrictions then theres not really an answer.
    did you pass your test after or before 1997 ?

    john.
     
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    where is the best place to buy tow cars complete with tow A frames i have looked on ebay its a bit hit and miss
     
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    :welcome: Mark,

    I've been looking for a toad too............settled for a Ford Ka and gonna buy the kit and fit it myself :Wink:

    Boo
     
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    as it happens theres one for sale in the classified section on here.....

    click here >>>classifieds
     
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    Hi Mark

    I found mine on Pre Loved classifieds, but they are pretty scarce..

    There are a few here .. Tow Cars For Sale | Towtal
     
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    I know someone who has a micro car for sale with frame fitted and under 750kgs

    PM me your email and I can put you together.
     
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    Can someone clarify the 750kg point please?

    Does the car have to be under 750kg or does this depend on your licence?

    Is the 750kg the all up weight on the tow hitch ie including the A-frame?

    I like the Renault Twingo but it is heavier than 750kg. (925 kerbside weight) My OH wants my small car to be able to be towed behing the MH. I'm thinking 'how often will we actually do that? We've got bikes?'.

    The big red play bus will be crushed :cry: so we can get the scrappage allowance on the new small car:cry::cry::cry:

    Incidently my cars spread sheet shows the Ka as 850kg kerbside (I believe this includes 75kg for driver and a tank of fuel) so what actually is the Ka?

    Sacha
     
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    Thanks Mark for email, I have passed it on.
     
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    It's illegal to tow anything over 750Kg unless it is properly braked. Under 750Kg you don't need a braked "trailer"
     
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    isnt it 750kg gvw.
    my chinkyvimto fiat has a kerb wiegt of around 740kg but has a braked a frame because it gvw is over 1000kgs.
     
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    correct
     
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    Hi mark and :welcome:

    regards
    bald eagle
     
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    hi Sacha,

    it isnt the kerb weight you need worry about....its the gross weight.

    the ministry work on the max gross weight only (allegedly)

    my corsa is 860kg kerb but 1140kg gross.

    my bike trailer is around 100kg kerb (havent weighed it) but its rated at 550kg gross.

    incidently.....its all irrelevent for a toad anyway.....law says if the trailer/toad has brakes, regardless of weight, then they MUST work. !
     
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    unless the trailer is fitted with brakes....which a toad is.....in which case the brakes MUST work as normal trailer brakes....ie: overrun braking system.
     
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