Note: See the towing guidance and preparing for the road sections for more details on the following items.
Caravan wheel bolts supplied with your caravan should be tightened to a torque of 88Nm (65lb/ ft) on steel wheels or 130Nm (96lb/ft) on alloy wheels and should be checked with the use of a torque wrench regularly.
Only use a spare wheel and tyre of the type and size provided with your caravan.
WARNING: The torque settings should be rechecked regularly. Wheel bolts should
NEVER be lubricated. When a wheel has been removed and replaced the torque of the wheel nuts should be re-checked after approximately 30 miles.
Hitching the Caravan
Never attempt to lift the tow hitch with your hands when hitching the caravan to the tow vehicle or at any other time.
Always raise or lower the tow hitch by winding the handle on the jockey wheel.
Always ensure that the green button located on the leading edge of the coupling head is raised
Always connect the breakaway cable
Always connect the 13 pin road light connector and check the operation of the caravan road lights
Please check that your driving licence covers the tow vehicle/caravan combination.
Tyre pressures should always be checked and corrected prior to each journey.
It is vital that tyre pressures are maintained at the levels shown on the plate by the entrance door and in
the technical handbook to ensure maximum tyre life, safety and handling characteristics.
Load your caravan carefully, check the nose weight and place heavy items directly and securely on the floor close to the caravan axle.
Travel light for greater fuel efficiency.
Never exceed the Maximum Technically Permissible Laden Mass (MTPLM), axle limits, hitch head capacity and tow ball capacity of the tow vehicle.
These limits can be found in the caravan and towing vehicle Technical Handbooks and on the vehicle statutory weight plates.
WARNING: Under no circumstances should the mass limits of the caravan and tow car be exceeded.