The Pick-Up Professionals Top Tips For Towing
November 17, 2017 at 10:15 AM
The New Generation Isuzu D-Max is the perfect vehicle for towing. With the new 1.9 litre turbodiesel engine it is not only much lighter than its predecessor but also much livelier delivering 164PS and 360NM of torque. In addition, all 4x4 models in the Isuzu D-Max range continue to have a superior 3.5 tonne towing capacity. To find out more about towing or for advice, contact us on 01993 842345 or visit here for a top spec selection of used Isuzu's www.dowleys.co.uk/used-cars.
A Workhorse You Can Rely On
The recent improvements to the vehicle have further reinforced the Isuzu D-Max as being the right choice for professionals who need a workhorse they can rely on. Whether you’re planning to pull a trailer, a caravan, a horsebox or anything at all, to make sure you are getting the bestout of your pick-up, read our top tips to ensure your towing experience runs smoothly as possible.
1. GET READY TO TOW
Ensure your vehicle can handle the trailer. Our Isuzu pick-ups have an incredible towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes that you must not exceed. We recommend pulling 85% of your vehicles kerb weight.
2. DISTRIBUTE THE WEIGHTCAREFULLY AND SAFELY
The load must not be outside the vehicle and the weight should be distributed evenly over the entire trailer to ensure stability of the vehicle and safety for other drivers. Most trailers come with a ‘recommended nose weight’, which you should follow.
3. KNOW YOUR LIMITS
National speed limits apply and towing a trailer changes the speed limits you can drive at:
• Built-up areas: 30mph
• Single carriageways: 50mph
• Dual carriageways and motorways: 60mph
Remember: you will be towing an excessweight behind your pick-up and therefore this will take longer to stop.
4. ENOUGH POWER MEANS PULLING POWER
Your engine needs enough power to cope with the extra load, especially when going uphill. The Isuzu D-Max has got all the power you need.
5. THE TRAILER
Using an Isuzu-approved tow bar fitted by your Isuzu dealer, you can easily attach the trailer to your vehicle. Please check the trailer manufacturer’s instructions before attempting to attach for the first time.
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