Caravans are a vehicle that goes on the road, as they are accommodation structures where you can have a nice holiday. For this reason, the performance of caravans during the journey is vitally important.
When choosing a caravan, you should first calculate the weights of your vehicle and the caravan you will tow. It is the weight of the vehicle in front, not the engine power, that will put the single-axle structures in a straight line, such as a caravan. For a safe journey, it should be preferred to have a weight balance of 2/3 between the caravan and the vehicle. In other words, if you have a 1500kg vehicle, it would be appropriate to tow a caravan of 1000kg.
If this weight range comes close to each other, the risk of oscillation of the caravan can be reduced with equipment such as a Stabilizer or ATC, but we recommend that you do not choose a caravan that is heavier than the vehicle weight in any case.
The element that directly affects the caravan's movement on the road is the center of gravity. It is very important that the center of gravity is in the proper position in all three axes. The weight at the tip of the drawbar indicates the load on your vehicle and is the upper limit of 75kg. The load that the tow ball can withstand, which you can find in the technical specifications of the tow bar you have fitted, is around 100kg on average.
The force on the drawbar in our caravans is around 55kg and this is the ideal value. This value is related to the position of the center of gravity in the length. The wrong axle usage, the choices made on the chassis or the interior structural design change this balance point very easily. For this reason, when buying a caravan, be sure to ask about the weight of your tow ball.
If the weight is in front, you start to feel the caravan's reactions inside your vehicle. It will cause a bumpy ride and high fuel consumption.
If the weight is at the rear, it will apply a negative (up) force to your drawbar, reducing the grip of your rear tires and you may encounter very serious safety risks.
The lateral and height center of gravity will affect your vehicle in turns. It should be on the center line laterally and as close to the ground as possible in height.
Cubic Caravan is one of the most ambitious caravans in the industry in terms of on-road and stability, built using very serious engineering in all of these values.