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Tow safely with Performax

There’s nothing more exciting than developing your passion for the world of caravanning and exploring the interior of our amazing and wondrous country.

How exciting!!

Performax International has been supplying and servicing American vehicles throughout Australia and internationally for over 30 years.

It’s no secret that the American Pickup trucks available from Performax International are towing champions – designed, built and ready to tow loads that leave conventional Australian utes struggling.

The concern for Australian travellers nowadays with caravans becoming more luxurious and with better facilities, is that they are also larger and weigh more than caravans traditionally have.

Knowledge around vehicle weights and combined vehicle/caravan weights is now becoming increasingly important, as Governments consider regulating an industry that has largely flown under the radar.

The reality is this – carrying significantly more than your vehicle and caravan (GCM – Gross Combination Mass) is engineered to carry, may be potentially damaging to your vehicles. In addition, carrying excess payload on top of pulling more than your vehicle is legally allowed to tow, may result in an accident, placing lives in danger.

All this can be scary, when you just want to leave everything behind and explore this great country of ours. Obviously, preparation has always been the key and that includes making sure you have the right vehicle for your needs.

Not only do Performax American pickup trucks have the torque, power and suspension to make easy work of the biggest of towing challenges, but they have onboard technology specifically tailored to make the job of “hauling” (as it’s called in the States) so much easier.

In addition to multiple external cameras, features like tow/haul mode, trailer brake controllers, trailer reverse guidance, trailer sway control, hill start assist, and integrated exhaust brakes all add to the technology available.

Performax vehicles can tow big loads and do so with little wear-and-tear to the vehicle itself because that is what they are built to do.

Whether it be towing a caravan, boat trailer, fifth wheel caravan, horse float or gooseneck, Performax trucks will exceed your expectations, however, owners need to be aware of the legal and safety limits that need to be observed and followed.

Consider the following specifications* on our Four Heavy Duty brands when planning your next vehicle purchase:

VEHICLE

GCM

GVM

TARE

PAYLOAD

MAX TOW

POWER

TORQUE

GMC SIERRA 2500

12,474kg

5,148kg

3,700kg

1,448kg

8,390kg

332kw @2800rpm

1233nm @1600rpm

CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500

12,474kg

5,148kg

3,700kg

1,448kg

8,390kg

332kw @2800rpm

1233nm @1600rpm

RAM HD 2500

12,247kg

4,536kg

3,577kg

913kg

8,637kg

276kw @2800rpm

1152nm @1600rpm

FORD F-250

13,607kg

4,899kg

3,548kg

1,350kg

8,663kg

354kw @2800rpm

1423nm @1800rpm

*Disclaimer: While every effort is made to ensure all information supplied is correct, some features may be model specific or vary depending on options pack. Please contact dealer to verify specifications and availability.