The Comeback of the caravan: tips about Driving with living trailers | car

Due to the restrictions caused by the Coronavirus, many people play with the idea of travelling with a caravan. The most important tips. Because of the spread

The Comeback of the caravan: tips about Driving with living trailers | car

Due to the restrictions caused by the Coronavirus, many people play with the idea of travelling with a caravan. The most important tips.

Because of the spread of the Coronavirus drivers were in the last few months, limited* and all the travel plans once put on hold. Now, since a few days, it is clear that at least targets in the European countries can be re - into the Navi input for a lot of traveling with an RV suddenly the car interesting. The most important information you can find here.

Because of the holiday in the hotel with a distance to each other and masked staff promises little recovery, hang heuer many to Travel living to the car. The holiday is guaranteed in the own four walls and there should be problems, you are quickly on the way home. Experienced campers know how to drive with a Trailer, this summer, many newcomers will be on the road. For all of the following to the basic knowledge of Driving with trailers .

tips for trips in the trailer: The trailer

Basically, braked and unbraked trailers . Are unrestrained so-called DIY trailer with a lower load capacity as the trailer for motorcycle transport or small boat trailer. Large trailers, caravans, motor boats, or horses – are braked, in order to allow a higher tension load. In Germany, Cars must have a trailer over 750 kilograms gross vehicle weight, an overrun brake. Crucial the as the train-total weight of vehicle and trailer registered number in the papers.

The towing vehicle: Not all cars are for camper trailer suitable

a small city car can not two caravans , is obvious. But, for example, the 400-HP strong and 2.208 kg heavy electric SUV Jaguar i-Pace is allowed to pull anything – it has registered, according to ADAC, no towing capacity . For vehicles such as Pick-up Ford Ranger, the Audi Q7 can GLE, a BMW X5, a Mercedes or a VW Touareg pulling a full grown female African elephant (or what weighs up to 3,500 kilograms).

The support load

it describes the force which acts in the case of trailers with only one axle or an axle spacing less than one Meter on the towing device of the towing vehicle. Usually, this value is is between 50 and 100 kg . The load on the trailer must be distributed in such a way that this value is not exceeded .

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Rank

A special challenge, and in daily operation, it is inevitable that the reversing with Trailer . For those who have no experience, you should practice this on an empty Parking lot or a special riding training at the ADAC or other clubs to visit. A great help when Manoeuvring on the pitch, is a remote control that can be used to Park the uncoupled trailer even in the smallest square centimeter. You can also be installed at a later date.

rules in the home and abroad

Before the travel abroad a lot of questions: are What are driving licence is for carriage driving is necessary? What dimensions are allowed? Where do I pay how much toll? What are the speed limits* and there are special rules? Answers to the rules and regulations in the various countries and specific requirements are available on the digital camping platform of the ADAC under www.pincamp.de.

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Parking after the holiday

The trailer must be parked in the towing vehicle coupled to be only for a limited time (of two weeks) on public streets or Parking lots. For sidecars there is no time limit. However, the parked Trailer is not allowed to take pedestrians to the view. When Parking the marking of the Parking area must be observed and extends to the trailer about fine threatening . A residential trailer is parked for a long time on private land, there may be a "mostly stationary use" – in this case, you need a building permission from the authorities.

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Volker Pfau

*tz.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network.

Updated Date: 18 June 2020, 17:35

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