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Trailer Nose Weight vs Tongue Weight

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How does trailer nose weight compare to trailer tongue weight. The brochure notes 150kg for the max trailer nose weight which seems low, but maybe this is not an apples to apples comparison to trailer tongue weight. What am I missing?  
 
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They are a little sketchy on the details about what kind of hitch they use. The Aussie brochure says it uses a class 3 type hitch which I can’t imagine is correct. These are not heavy duty and generally can’t tow caravans or horse floats.. most 4wd vehicles will come with a heavy duty class 4 hitch. 
 
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bakepl said:
Maximum towball download for Aus has been confirmed as 350kg.
where did you get this information? I couldn’t find the down ball weights on the website..
 

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Not on their website... comment from Ineos via FB group  ‘The references to 150kg have been taken from a UK document. The Aus / NZ specification is 350kg. This was confirmed with local media today.’
 
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bakepl said:
Also towbar will receive the 50mm square Hayman Reece style in Aus.
bakepl said:
Not on their website... comment from Ineos via FB group  ‘The references to 150kg have been taken from a UK document. The Aus / NZ specification is 350kg. This was confirmed with local media today.’

that’s great to know.. I couldn’t imagine them putting the type of hitch you would normally see on a hatchback on this vehicle! Thanks for sharing. 
 
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I hope it's 350kg in the USA. We have a lot of caravan fans here and 150kg is extremely limiting. I don't see why it would be 150kg in the UK though.
 

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I was looking at specs for Land Cruiser in the UK and it seem to have a similar nose weight of 150kg, so maybe not an apples to apples comparison to USA tongue weight.  To meet the recommended minimum 10% tongue weight with the noted 3500kg trailer weight, seems like it would have to be at least 350kg tongue weight.
 

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In the UK the rules are different regarding tongue weight, 4% is the legal minimum.
 
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The US Brochure just came out and it states the max trailer nose weight is 771lbs/350KG. 
 

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Perfect, should handle my travel trailer just fine then.  Goodbye F150 hello Grenadier.
 
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