Originally Posted by ncp
I don't recall anyone saying "I/we are better" - I recall people commenting that these are way thing are done here. That's it. It's good to debate these things. There's no law in the US that says 7-10% of trailer weight on the tongue - it's just the accepted norm. The discussion should be why does one place do it one way while another place does it differently? Car size? It would be interesting to see if the LR3 is rated differently in the US?
As to your comment to anyone outside of UK that should keep to themselves, I'll just peacefully disagree.
My point was that the op asked a UK specific question which was answered by several uk posters which was then questioned by none uk posters which tends to confuse the info for the op
Uk trailers ,roads & vehicle specs are quite different to us & auz. Our trailers are in the main rubber sprung rather than steel & therefore have no height compensation capability as per compensated leaf springs therefore hitch height on multi axle trailers is far more critical possibly accounting for the lighter nose weight charecteristics.
our vehicle braking systems are often quite different too therefore uk posters are far more aware of the trailer regs in our country
It maybe hasn't been said in this thread but I've seen many deteriorate into an 'our engineering is better than yours' debate
I'm not saying one is better than the other only they are different & if you don't have experience of the systems as a whole then probably better to not post advice specific to other countries