Thanks mate, I checked vehicle tare wt is 2100kg GCM 6010kg.I think I will have to change the Ball to one with greater capacity. I'm not sure about the actual tow bar. It is quite confusing all the different things that need to be taken into consideration. Thanks heaps for the replyIt depends on your ball weight and GCM (combined total of tug and van).
The specs I found (quickly) are:
Gross Vehicle Mass 2860kg
Gross Combination Mass 5860kg
Braked towing capacity 3000kg
So on face value 2.5t is OK. But everything you put into (and onto) the ute will be included in your GCM. You’ve got about 900kg of cargo, passengers, fuel, bullbaiting etc to play with and still be under the GCM.
I recall it’s in a weird place.
It's weird that you don't mentally see it anymore when you probally catch sight of it everytime you open the driver doorIs there not a sticker on the driver's door with that info?