Legnum and Towbar Parts etc

Discussion in 'General Technical Discussion' started by mr-plow, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. mr-plow

    mr-plow Guest

    Im thinking about getting a legnum and have a few questions

    Has anyone put a Towbar on and how much can they legally tow.
    Can you get rotors and pads etc in australia

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    Double check with your motor registry, but from my hazy memory the legal limit of towing in Oz is about 3/4 of the weight of your car, including trailer etc.

    And yes you will be able to get rotors and pads in australia
     
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    I've seen pictures of Legnum towing a fairly large boat, so I don't think you'll have any real problems there, maybe send an email to the guys at Kempy's in NZ about how much a second hand setup will cost.
     
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    that would be before the trailer requires its own brakes right? Id imagine if the trailer/caravan has its own brakes then it could be a lot heavier.
     
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    They get rated to 1500kg over here, but Williams big boat is well over 2 ton and he hasn't a problem with it.
     
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    Yeah sorry forgot to mention that.

    With brakes, I'm not sure what the limit is.

    I just checked it out with the RTA:

    With brakes you can tow up to 1.5 times the weight of an unladen vehicle (under 4.5 tonnes gvm) if the manufacturer doesn't have a specified towing limit.

    Without brakes it's up to the weight of the car itself (unladen again) and again, if the manufacturer doesn't have a specified towing limit.

    Sorry for the misinformation before...I just remembered it being not as much as a lot of people thought so I wanted to make sure :)

    Here's the link to the NSW RTA's document (remember other states can be different):

    http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/registration/downloads/2005_10_towingtrailers.pdf
     
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