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What's my car's caravan towing capacity?
Work out your car's towing capacity with the free Out & About Live Towmatch service.
You can 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.
New to caravan towing and need towing capacity advice?
- If you're not yet an experienced 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.
- Once you have discovered the car's towing capacity, make certain you read our articles about towing mirrors, why you should consider taking a towing course, and our holiday checklist for before you tow.
- 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. For anyone interested in electrics, read 'Caravan towing electrics explained' will help you understand socket types on caravans and towcars.
- Want to know how experts fit a towbar? That's covered in the 'Witter Towbar Fitting: Step-by-Step' guide. If financing a towcar and caravan are on your mind, read our article 'PCP: Paying for your Caravan and Towcar'.
- When you are looking for a towcar, look out for our 'Towcar of the Month' reviews, such as this review on the Peugeot 308 SW Active Blue HDi 120.
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.