The braked towing capacity of a vehicle is the maximum weight capacity of a trailer (actual weight of the trailer and it’s load combined) that the vehicle can tow if the trailer being tower has its own braking system.

The trailers independent braking system is normally connected to the car braking via the trailer cable.

The Braked towing capacity or braked towing weight limit is normally significantly higher than the unbraked towing capacity.

The braked towing capacity is the maximum weight of a caravan, trailer or horse trailer where the trailer has its own brakes. These are brakes fitted to the trailer as standard by the manufacturer. The reason the braked weight of a trailer can be higher than unbraked is because when stopping the trailer is able to provide some of the braking force itself.

Where you see a braked towing capacity listed, this is the maximum combined weight of the trailer plus its load that a vehicle will be able to legally tow.

Braked Towing Capacity

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