b'4WD TOWINGIf towing is a big part of your intended vehicle usage, then you need toselect carefully, based on use, towing capacity and tow-ball load limit. There are a number ofvehicles that tick these boxes.For your safety and the safety of others,LOADING do not overload the vehicle or trailer.Weights Confirm your vehicles Gross Vehicle MassBefore towing confirm that the total Gross or Weight (GVM), in the vehicle ownersVehicle Mass (GVM), Gross Trailer Mass manual.Ensure that any load is placed as(GTM), trailer tow ball downloads and Gross close as possible to the rear axle.Vehicle Axle Weights are all within the limits Trailer Loadingstated by the vehicle and trailerAlways ensure heavy items are placedmanufacturers.over the trailer axle/s and as low down asThe GVM can be found either in the possible, whilst maintaining a tow ball down-Trailer Towingsection of the vehicle load of between 9-11%. Ensure that theowners manual or on the vehicle trailer coupling is the same height as thecompliance plate. Remember that the gross vehicle coupling point. In the first instance,trailer mass (GTM) may affect the load always distribute vehicle and trailer loadscarrying capacity of the vehicle.accordingly to achieve a relatively flatVehicle Loading vehicle and trailer posture without theYour vehicle is designed primarily as a assistance of load levelling or loadpassenger carrying vehicle. Towing any type distribution devices.of trailer will affect the vehicles handling, Overloading a trailer will place undueperformance, braking, durability and fuel stress on the components of the trailer, towconsumption. bar and tow vehicle.54'