Daily Archives: February 16, 2020

During towing, among the factors involved are the towing capacity of both vehicles, the type of trailer towing and the towed vehicle. The maximum amount of weight towed should be in line with the vehicles towing capacity for safety purposes. The maximum weight the vehicle can carry safely is used to determine the gross combination weight of the vehicle then used to determine the towing limit. The vehicle occupants, water tanks and any other personal cargo must be considered together with a proper tongue weight. The right amount of weight of the trailer that is pressing on the towing vehicle referred to as the tongue weight reduces the risk of trailer accidents. Acceleration Increasing the mass of the vehicle or speeding increases the momentum of the vehicle while its ability to resist change decreases. Bringing the vehicle to a complete stop will, therefore, require more energy and time which could…

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