Just looking for advise. I have a 2.3 Bessacarr on Fiat ducato and looking at towing a small car. Would like a Kia Rio is this compatible with my van. (1 Viewer)

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Mikebennion

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Just looking for advice. I have a Bessacarr Fiat Ducto 2.3 Would this tow a Kia Tio 12/1300kg.
 

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What information is on your converter ’s weight plate?

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Hello

The plate you want is the Bessacar one. That trumps the Fiat one.

Under the bonnet?
By driver's door?

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You need to locate the swift / bessacar plate as you may find the weights are different after conversion from a standard fiat van. I suspect the 6000 train weight (max van and trailer) will be lower, especially if they have added chassis extensions to make it longer.

I had a 2012 autotrail that was 7.4mtr and 4250kg. it only allowed a tow weight of 1050 kg because of the extensions.
 
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Mikebennion

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Hello

The plate you want is the Bessacar one. That trumps the Fiat one.

Under the bonnet?
By driver's door?
Just looked for the Bessacarr plate. The only one I can find is inside the cab behind the drivers seat. It has the same details as the Fiat plate under the bonnet.
3500kg
6000kg
1-1850
2-2000
Dose this help. I'm a motorhome newbie so still learning.
 
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If that plate is the one from Swift then it’s possible that your van is based on a Fiat cab/chassis with no extensions on the back. I don’t know the model but if it’s 6 m or thereabouts then it could be. Have a look underneath and see if it looks like a normal van chassis, I.e not lightweight aluminium sections.
 
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