Range Rover: Essential towing checks - Towing - Range Rover Owner's ManualRange Rover: Essential towing checks

  • • When calculating the laden weight of the trailer, remember to include the weight of the trailer, plus the weight of the load.
  • • If the load can be divided between the vehicle and trailer, loading more weight into the vehicle will generally improve stability. Do not exceed the vehicle's weight limits.
  • • For maximum stability ensure that loads are properly secured and unable to shift position during transit. Also, position loads so that most of the weight is placed close to the floor and, where possible, immediately above or close to the trailer axle(s).
  • • Increase rear tire pressures of the towing vehicle to those for maximum vehicle loading conditions.
  • • Ensure trailer tire pressures are set to trailer manufacturer's recommendations.
  • • If the vehicle is loaded to maximum Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) the tongue weight is limited to 550 lbs (250 kg). See 182, WEIGHTS.
  • • If it is necessary to increase the tongue weight up to a maximum of 550 lbs (250 kg), the vehicle load should be reduced accordingly. This ensures that the GVW and maximum rear axle load are not exceeded.
  • • Ensure that a suitable breakaway cable or secondary coupling is used. Refer to the trailer manufacturer's instructions for guidance.
  • • Ensure that the tow hitch is secure.
  • • Check the operation of all trailer lights.


Do not loop the breakaway cable over the tow hitch as it may slide off.


Do not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), maximum rear axle weight, maximum trailer weight, or tongue weight. Exceeding any of these limits could cause instability and loss of control.

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