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LoadGood App for towing and loading

Do you know the affect on the car or trailer’s axles, or perhaps the ball weight, when:

  • you move the family dog from the back seat to the rear part of the car?
  • you put that carton of beer, the fridge, the extra spare tyre and the swag in the back of the ute?
  • you remove a jerry of water from the drawbar?
  • you place 3 bicycles on the back of your trailer?

Our LoadGood Post explains further. Click here 

The ‘LoadGood’ App will help you:

  • Calculate Ball load impact on the Car’s Rear Axle;
  • Calculate your Car’s Multiplier for Ball to Car Rear Axle ratio;
  • Calculate the impact on Ball and Trailer/Car Axle Loads of adding, removing or moving items in the Trailer;
  • Calculate the impact on Car Axle Loads of adding, removing or moving items in the Car;

Once you’ve calculated the impacts on the axles, ball and the whole rig of adding, removing or moving these loads, you’ll be able to see how they can help you stay within safe / legal levels.

How do you weigh your car and trailer:

The spreadsheet provided explains further. Car and Trailer Loads Explained

Get the App – click here