According to All Air Suspension , even powerful work vehicles can have difficulties towing, if their suspension is not set up for the task.
Building, electrical and plumbing tradesmen, in particular, can have major problems with their utes, vans and 4wd when standard suspensions try to cope with uneven loads and major differences in ride between empty and full.
The problems are accentuated when towing. Quite apart from scraping the rear end when the vehicle is heavily weighed down or bouncing around when it is empty, there is a big safety problem involved when loads distort handling, braking and headlight direction.
According to Doorcraft, the vehicle user got to keep the tail up and maintain the right ride height and ground clearance.
Doorcraft BA XR8 Ford Falcon ranges extensively from its base on the NSW Central Coast, travelling from Sydney to Newcastle and the Hunter Valley carrying and towing loads up to 1500kg over surfaces that range from highway to building site.
According to Doorcraft which sought assistance from Pedders Suspension West Gosford, the power of the vehicle is great but its lowered suspension meant that we could easily scrape the exhaust and do damage, especially when towing the trailer there is a lot to use.