Originally posted by AlbertM
I work in a hire company that has car trailers. the rules have been nationalized. the trailer + load weight cannot exceed the weight of the towing vehicle. BUT this is rearly enforced (police don't carry portable weigh brigdes). you have to watch for the RTA(in NSW) though.
there used to be a 80Km/h speed limit but that has been lifted and you can now tow at the posted limit (only if you can pull it that fast anyway).
Auto's are better for towing.
See my post above about towing weights. Check the RTA website if you don't believe me.
It's very debatable about whether autos are better for towing or not. IME, manuals are better because you have far more control over which gear is selected and engine braking down hill is much better.
Admittedly autos are better than they once were for towing, though I still feel a manual is better,