TOP TIPS FOR TOWING

TOP TIPS FOR TOWING

The Award-Winning Isuzu D-Max is the perfect vehicle for towing. With the new 1.9 litre turbo diesel engine delivers 164PS and 360NM of torque. In addition, all 4x4 models in the Isuzu D-Max range continue to have a superior 3.5 tonne towing capacity.

The Isuzu D-Max combines smart new styling and improved off-road performance with impressive safety technology. Not only does it deliver the capability and durability you’d expect from an Isuzu pick up truck, but this tough workhorse now adds superior levels of comfort and refinement.

Whether you're planning to pull a trailer, a caravan, a horse box or anything at all, to make sure you are getting the best out of your pick up, read our top tips to ensure your towing experience runs smoothly and safely as possible.

 


 

TOP TIPS FROM THE PICK-UP PROFESSIONALS

1. GET READY TO TOW

Check your vehicle can handle the trailer. The Isuzu D-Max have an incredible towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes that you must NOT exceed.

2. DISTRIBUTE THE WEIGHT CAREFULLY AND SAFELY

The load must not be outside the vehicle and the weight should be distributed evenly over the entire trailer to ensure stability of the vehicle and safety for other drivers. Most trailers come with a ‘recommended nose weight’, which you should follow.

3. KNOW YOUR LIMITS

National speed limits apply and towing a trailer changes the speed limits you can drive at:

  • Built-up areas: 30mph
  • Single carriageways: 50mph
  • Dual carriageways and motorways: 60mph

Remember: you will be towing an excess weight behind your pick-up and therefore this will take longer to stop.

4. ENOUGH POWER MEANS PULLING POWER

Your engine needs enough power to cope with the extra load, especially when going uphill. The Isuzu D-Max has got all the power you need.

5. THE TRAILER

Using an Isuzu-approved towbar fitted by your Isuzu dealer, you can easily attach the trailer to your vehicle. Please check the trailer manufacturer’s instructions before attempting to attach for the first time.

 


 

FIND OUT MORE

View our approved Towing & Load Carrying accessories.

To find out more about towing or for advice, please contact your nearest Isuzu dealer.