Car towing weight limits - explained:
Not all cars can tow but those that can have a maximum weight limit applied.
Cars have two limits - unbraked trailors and braked trailers. Braked trailers can be heavier, as they're not relying on the car for slowing down. Go-Pods have a built in AL-KO braking system, so the larger of the shown limits applies.
If your 'braked towing allowance' is 750Kg or over you can tow a Go-Pod.
The best place to find your vehicles 'braked towing allowance' is to check your V5 document.
However, it's not always on the V5 so click here for advice on other places to look.
The Technical Stuff
The 2021 model Go-Pods leaves our Portuguese factory weighing 490Kg. This is the official MiRO which forms part of the Type Approval Certification for this caravan.
On reaching our UK workshops, we upgrade Go-Pods to British style electrics and add certain other parts, thus increasing the weight to 540Kg - the ‘on the road’ weight, not including any accessories that you have added when ordering. This figure does not allow for any water that you may add to the toilet or other personal items.
This figure has changed over the years, due to constant improvements to the Go-Pods spec. Please refer to the model pages for the latest figures.
Due to the manufacturing process, some variation in weight is inevitable and should be allowed for by the customer.
For people with ample towing allowances of over 750Kg all this jargon is of little concern...
Go-Pods have a 750Kg MTPLM, offering generous user payloads.
The MTPLM is sometimes referred to as the MAM or 'maximum authorised mass'.
Owners of pre-2019 models wishing to check weights, might prefer to visit a public weighbridge but should be aware that these are often less accurate than we'd hope. Many report tolerances of up to 60Kg & can be further affected by rain, maintenance schedules etc.
Be mindful of your car's capacity, (as it is your responsibility), and spread the load between your Go-Pod & car if required.
|The car's towing allowance MUST exceed the Go-Pods plated MTPLM.|
|The loaded Go-Pods weight MUST stay under the plated MPTLM.|
Measurements and weights shown are intended as a guide and may vary, be approximated or estimated where necessary. Weights may change without notice and we recommend allowing a suitable margin. If your car's towing allowance is low, please remember that adding accessories will increase the overall weight & you may wish to carry more of your load in the tow vehicle. Roof boxes are a popular solution too. Actual Mass figures are offered as a guide only and we recommend working to the maximum MTPLM which must not be exceeded and it is the owners responsibility to ensure this.