Results reveal how often you measure your caravan’s noseweight

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  1. Peter Carter says:

    It is also important to check your mtplm, last year I took my caravan to a local weigh bridge out of curiosity, I was shocked to find my van was 74 kgs over weight. Time to take out all the bits & pieces we had collected & never seem to need, we also don’t stock up with to much food until we reach our destination.

  2. Jeff says:

    I measure noseweight at home before every outing. Fortunately my driveway is level and I can get the attitude of the caravan the same as it would be when hitched up because the caravan sits behind the car in the driveway.
    However, when I get the caravan out onto the road, the noseweight increases by about 15kg.
    The reason: the caravan body arcs above the axle, so that when pointing downhill, there is more caravan in front of the axle; the opposite applies when facing uphill.
    So it can be a bit of a black art to get it right depending on where you are when you measure noseweight.
    But also on a slightly different subject, the noseweight when hitched up becomes part of the towcar, and not part of the caravan weight. This is something ignored by the matching services.

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