Do you feel a little confused and need tare weight and aggregate trailer mass explained?
Here at Jawa Off Road Camper Trailers, your safety, and enjoyment of your camping experience is our top priority. So read this blog to get a better understanding of these two terms.
And, if you’re still unsure about your towing weight and mass after reading it, feel free to contact us and we’ll do our best to answer your questions.
What is Tare Weight and Aggregate Trailer Mass?
Before you go hooking your shiny new camper trailer or hybrid camper up to your vehicle, there’s a few things about weight and towing you need to know.
What is tare weight?
The weight of the empty van or trailer (net weight).
What is Aggregate Trailer Mass (ATM)?
The combined weight of the trailer and its full load when it’s not coupled to tow a vehicle.
How can you tell how much your vehicle can tow?
Every vehicle and model is different, you need to check online. One of the best places to find out more is on the RACQ website.
Does what you pack into the trailer affect the weight restrictions?
The simple answer is yes. You need to go off the ATM for this amount.
How can you check you haven’t packed the trailer too heavy?
The best thing to do in this situation is take it to a weighbridge.
Why is it unsafe to not follow these guidelines?
- For the safety of you, your passengers and other road users.
- The trailer can tip or break, putting everyone at risk.
Tare weight and Aggregate Trailer mass explained
It’s best to know your weight and mass before going on a big trip anywhere towing your camper or caravan. If in doubt, give us a call to find out more. You can reach the Jawa team on 07 5479 6844 or enquire online here.
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