The vehicle must be fitted with a homologated tow hitch and suitable electrical system for towing a caravan or trailer. Installation must be carried out by skilled personnel who will issue documentation authorizing circulation on the road.
Install any specific and/or additional rear-view mirrors in accordance with the Highway Code.
Remember that towing a trailer makes it harder for the vehicle to climb the maximum gradients specified.
Engage a low gear when driving downhill rather than constantly braking.
The weight the trailer exerts on the vehicle’s tow hitch coupling reduces the vehicle’s payload by the same amount.
To make sure the maximum tow able weight is not exceeded (given in the log book) account should be taken of the fully laden trailer, including accessories and personal belongings.
Respect the speed limit for towing trailers in the country you are traveling in. In any case, do not exceed a maximum speed of 100 km/h.
The ABS system will not control the trailer braking system. Great care should therefore be taken when driving on slippery road surfaces.
Under no circumstances modify the vehicle’s braking system for trailer braking control. The trailer’s braking system must be completely independent of the vehicle’s hydraulic system.
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