Trailer Towing Tongue Weight
February 16, 2017 10:18 AM Subscribe
I've never towed anything before, but we're thinking of getting a very small travel trailer. According to the owner's manual, the towing capacity of my car is 3500lbs but the maximum tongue weight is only 150 lbs. Almost every reference I've seen from the US says it's unsafe for tongue weight to be less than 10% of the total trailer weight. The car is German, is this just a difference between US standards and Euro standards? Would it still be safe but just at a reduced max speed?