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Old 23 April 2018, 15:12   #1
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How much unbraked weight can i tow

I have a 1994 Toyota Corolla 1.3 that I want to use to tow an inflatable and outboard. Having searched the internet for max unbraked weight without any success at all I was wondering if anybody here could help me.
Imagine the total weight is approx 70- 90kg for trailer, boat about 80kg and outboard up to 55kg, so about 230kg all up.
The trailer has 350 kg suspension units and there is no plate on trailer as it is home made and old.
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750kg total including the trailer.
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350kg per unit or per pair? Also the corolla may only have a 500kg unbraked towing weight check the manual or V5.
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750kg total including the trailer.
This depends on the car.

750kg is the max by law but for example, the maximum towing capacity for an unbraked trailer for a big car like a Chrysler C300 is only 500kg.
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Just googled it.......680KG (1500lbs) 1994 Toyota Corolla...
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Yes 350kg per pair for the suspension units, I have looked in the owners manual and it states contact the toyota dealer for information, I did have a quick look at log book and didn't see any relevant information, but I the weight badge on car gives 1000kg which I suppose is trailer weight, I have googled it and searched but have only found information on a New Zealand site with bigger engine and 5 door or station wagon and I have a 3 door, I think the car will manage with 250kg braking OK and as Last Tango has said 680kg I'm happy, Just want to make sure as don't want any hassle being stopped and then dragged through the coals, so also was thinking does the trailer need to be weight plated for maximum weight?
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As Last Tango said depends on the car 750kg is the max, The actual figure is quoted on car log book
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......, so also was thinking does the trailer need to be weight plated for maximum weight?
Irony....If it's pre 1982 then no. However if it's pre 1997 it doesn't require to have it's date of manufacture on a plate....so work that one out
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Just had another look at the logbook and all the towing figures are blank and a lot of other simple information, the owners handbook does mention towing but no weights given.
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The plate on car
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