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Misunderstanding vehicle manufacturer recommendations contributes to caravan crash stats | Queensland Country Life

A diagram taken from a Pedders Suspension email, explaining the different weight measurements and what is taken to calculate them. Picture: Police Media

Overweight and poorly loaded caravans and tow vehicles are contributing to nearly half the number of traffic crashes in Queensland where the vehicle towing the caravan is at fault, police say.

Misunderstandings of vehicle manufacturers’ recommendations are contributing to those results, according to Sergeant Brett Vinson, himself a keen caravanner.

Sgt Vinson analysed traffic crashes over 2020 and 2021 and found that in the majority of…

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