Important Information

Important things to consider about caravan, trailer and vehicle weighing.

Useful Information and Things To Consider - reasons to weigh your caravan & car

  • Did you know if your caravan or car are overweight your insurance may not pay in the event of an accident!
  • The following are included in your weights and lower your payload:
    Bullbars, canopies and fridges
    Tradie equipment, tools and tool boxes
    Passengers, fuel and water
  • Did you know your towball weight becomes part of your vehicles payload when connected to your trailer or caravan.
  • Check your vehicle towbar and the vehicle owners manual to find the maximum towball mass allowed for your tow vehicle.
  • Is your tow vehicle and caravan compatible with each other?
  • Public weighbridges are not set up to provide detailed weight information to travel safe.
  • With accurate weight details customers are better equipped to load and distribute load/weight in their caravan and vehicle.

Weight Terms Explained

Acronym Name Description
GVM Gross Vehicle Mass Maximum weight of your towing vehicle when fully loaded
GTM Gross Trailer Mass Actual permissible weight of your loaded caravan/trailer at any given point in time and hitched to your towing vehicle
GCM Gross Combined Weight Total of vehicle and caravan/trailer
TARE Tare Weight Total of dry weight as it leaves the factor with all accessories fitted
TBM Tow Ball Mass The weight the caravan imposes on the tow vehicle
ATM Aggregate Trailer Mass Total weight of the fully loaded caravan/trailer, when unhitched from the town vehicle
BTC Braked Towing Capacity Maximum allowable weight that can be legally towed by the towing vehicle

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