Engine power

Words By Alex Newby

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As well as checking that the weight of your car and trailer are safe and legal, you'll want to be sure your car's engine has enough power to let you tow a caravan or trailer with confidence.

A rough guide is to allow about 40bhp for every 1000kg of your outfit's train weight. You'll want as much pulling power as possible at low revs, with a good spread available through the rev-range.