We have several units in a much smaller size. The caravan you bought weighs in at about 7400 pounds, and we tow them with bigger USA built trucks. You need a decent size diesel to pull it up mountains and good hills. A 4.2L turbo diesel Land Cruiser will do the job. You have bought a caravan that is illegal in many ways in UK, and you probably bought on price and emotions with the low dollar rate against the GBP. Your tongue weight is too high, the width about 6" too much, and unless you use a big truck that outweighs it, you're illegal there also. The brakes are workable, but you need to deal with that separately.
My husband has been towing these all over Europe for years, and never had trouble, but he always uses a bigger truck. We avoid selling the larger ones if possible, because it takes a more knowledgable "risk taker" to manage one.
Its not rocket science, but you have to work through it. Maybricks can probably help you- contact them- they're really nice. Best regards, Elina
Originally Posted by boobyah
I have a 77 31 ft Sovereign coming from the US I now find out that I will have to have a vehicle of 3.5 tons to tow it in UK Is this correct ? Is there anyway around this ? Is this also the case in Europe ? Does anybody want to buy it I am losing interest Please help