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What's my car's caravan towing capacity? Tow car

Work out your car's towing capacity with the free Out & About Live Towmatch service.

Discover exactly which new or used caravan a car can safely tow, with our useful Caravan Towmatch Guide.

In a few easy steps, see what you can safely tow, along with direct access to the Out and About Live Caravan Buyers' Guide to buying your dream caravan.


Read more about towing your caravan, towmatch, essential skills, basic maintenance and everything else you need to know about owning a caravan in our brand-new edition of Buying Your First Caravan. The 2022 issue is available to buy here.


New to caravan towing and need towing capacity advice?

  1. If you're an inexperienced tower, your caravan's MTPLM (maximum laden weight) should be no more than 85 per cent of a car's kerbweight. If you're a seasoned caravanner, the all-up weight of the caravan should never exceed the kerbweight of your tow car.
  2. Once you have discovered the car's towing capacity, make certain you read our articles about towing mirrors, and why you should consider taking a towing course.
  3. You will find more help in this article, 'Everything you need to know about your car towbar', to help you understand the types of towbars available, and their pros and cons.

What weight can my car tow? Look at the Towing capacity chart!

For a quick reference to work out the MTPLM of caravans you can tow use our 'Towing Capacity Chart' below.

  • Firstly, select whether you are a novice, confident or experienced caravanner on the left-hand column.
  • Then, move right on the row you're on until you come to the rough kerbweight of your car in the chart's top row.
  • Where your finger stops in the chart is the ideal MTPLM of caravans you can tow. 


Kerbweight 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000 2200 2400
  % of kerb
The ideal MTPLM of caravans you can tow
Novice 85% 850 1020 1190 1360 1530 1700 1870 2040
Confident 90% 900 1080 1260 1440 1620 1800 1980 2160
Experienced 95% 950 1140 1330 1520 1710 1900 2090 2280
  100% 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000 2200 2400

For a specific tow car match...

...use the Towmatch service below!

Towmatch is intended for use as a guide only. Before purchasing a caravan, check its exact Maximum Technically Permissible Laden Mass (MTPLM) and the kerbweight of the car.


Vehicle Manufacturer

Vehicle Model

Confirm Trim, Year and Kerbweight

Experience / Preferences

Please select whether you are an Experienced or Inexperienced Caravanner, as this will be used to determine which caravans you can safely tow.

Your Caravanning Experience

If you are looking for: a specific caravan class or manufacturer; require a certain number of berths or; a preferred layout, please select from the dropdowns below. Click the "Find Caravans" button to find caravans you can safely tow.


Caravans You Can Safely Tow

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