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Old 22-09-11, 04:42 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried towing a caravan with a 1.6HDi? Ive read that the max it can tow is 1300kgs but that includes the passengers in the car and the caravan load so i know the van would have to be light. Also will the fact that my car is remapped and is supposed to be putting out around 130bhp now affect its towing ability ie will it be able to pull a little more as the 136bhp 2.0HDi can pull 1600kgs?

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Old 22-09-11, 06:33 PM   #2
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My 2.0 tows this with ease so if your torque figures are similar you should have no issues, btw this is 1345kgs max

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Nice! I dont know whats wrong with me, im getting into caravans!

Whats yours Trem?
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mines a 1998 compass kensington 500/4
dont see many of them on the road, infact i have never seen another one
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I need a five birth and cant afford as new a van as yourself so reckon ill be looking at something about 90-94 and thinking Swift 490/5 or Abbey Piper 14.5ex. I like the foreign vans like the Adrias but they seem a bit heavier so a no go.
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Picking my new Adria van tomorrow and looking forward to it but been reading up and a few have mentioned pumping your back tyres up when towing, what do others do on here?
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i think top gear will be ashamed of all this caravan speak



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i think top gear will be ashamed of all this caravan speak
Must be an ageing community

And yes, rear tyres will need a bit more pressure.... refer to the sticker in driver's door for full load pressures.... 2.6bar front and 2.8bar rear I believe for the estate, well for the 2.0 anyhow
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Picking my new Adria van tomorrow and looking forward to it but been reading up and a few have mentioned pumping your back tyres up when towing, what do others do on here?
I always find attaching the caravan helps if i want to tow it

Adria then .we need pic's, is the door on the wrong side?? can cause issues if it is
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I always find attaching the caravan helps if i want to tow it

Adria then .we need pic's, is the door on the wrong side?? can cause issues if it is
Doors on the passenger side which seems the norm from what ive seen.

Ill get pics up when i get it home tomoz.

Any tips on towing Trem as ive never done it although i used to be a bus driver driving double deckers so driving something big isnt an issue?
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