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  1. Although not directed at myself I can answer that they do, same VW and Skoda. I went for a pre reg model but they hadn’t got one in the colour I wanted with factory fit tow ball so I’m having after market detachable fitted
  2. Some personal comparisons between my previous Tiguan 150 4motion manuel and my now Seat Xcellence lux 4 Drive so far. Solo Tiguan gives a slightly more supple ride 18” wheels but on certain road conditions it can feel a bit jiggly . Seat slightly stiffer and has 20” wheels, but with a longer wheelbase it smooths out road conditions which can give a jiggly ride better than Tig. Tiguan fine with four people solo but can be a bit cramped when Caravanning, this of course depends how much equipment needs to be carried in the car. Seat will h
  3. Yes you are correct absolute max is 88 kg which must not be exceeded but it also says tow hitch Weight 80 kg not sure why it gives two weights.
  4. Tow bar will be fitted by Phill Taylor Towbars at Horndean very reliable company they fitted my previous Tiguan detachable ball with dedicated electrics will be doing the same for the Terraco. One slight minus against the Terraco is hitch weight being 80 kg where Tiguan is 100 kg knowing this before doing the deal we had a few days away to make sure we could achieve the correct nose weight and would still give a stable tow , which it did I know this could change with the new car but I feel I have done as much as possible to avoid unwanted surpri
  5. Thanks for all the comments so far just exchanged from a 2017 150 tdi 4 motion manual gearbox. Nothing wrong with the Tig never missed a beat only towing 1500 kg so no problems with weight my mistake not getting auto version . Decided to go for similar car but slightly more room for Caravanning junk and third row of seats( that doesn’t include the grandchildren) so down to one of three VW. Skoda or Seat for me best drive out the three and best obtainable deal was Seat XCELLENCE 190 4DRIVE DIESEL this was just a personal choice after trying all three back to back others will diff
  6. I would be interested to hear from any one with experience using this vehicle for towing a caravan , not to bothered about fuel consumption but comfort, stability and power would be useful. Found plenty of solo reviews but none towing, this model comes with DSG only for me that’s a plus.
  7. Can’t see any thing that encourages transference of people away from there original place of residence being aloud to open, such as hotels caravan parks and places of leisure activities that lets people gather in any numbers. It may be this time next year before large movements people are given permission to resume some normal leisure activity . Caravan was booked for service now cancelled and back on axle stands If advice changes I’m sure it will be slow so will have plenty of time to get ready. So the list of jobs should keep me from going out. B.i.l. Passed
  8. The inquest on how it’s been handled will come later and we can all make our own judgement what to do about with this government then. For my part ferry not booked caravan service cancelled caravan back on axle stands maybe until next year but hopefully not. Being retired I feel so lucky knowing income is unaffected, so sad for all those people who are going to struggle.
  9. Van booked for a service this week looks like it will be it's only outing for a while, dealer and back have normally ferry booked by now but we will wait and see how it all pans out wrong age to take to many avoidable risks especially in light of today’s advice.
  10. Yes mine do just, fitted on the top part extended to max.
  11. Just out of interest as this topic seems to have come to conclusion is it safe to assume that by following Alko service advice on cleaning hitch head and smear of correct grease on hitch pad pins can eliminate hitch noise. If so shows how important it is to follow manufactures service sheet in this instance.
  12. I'm not part of the magic circle but room to reverse into either parking area if you pull up to the barrier. Having said that my van is only 7.4mtr long maybe magic would help with a very large outfit. Also the grass area is offered if you have very late/early departure as you can leave connected for a easy getaway.
  13. I think you may contradicted yourself as you can wait in the car park or on the grass to the left of the entrance . Check in is unmanned at lunch time as a lot of small sites in France although one of the owners has come out and booked me in when I arrived at lunch time. Not saying this site is better or worse than any others just adding a bit more information .
  14. Camping St. Louis is a great stopover site or even for a longer stay and very helpful site owners, as Moorgate said give them a call or send them a email for any instructions they are very helpful ifyou are a late arrival or early departure .
  15. Enterprise rent a wide range of SUV from small Kuga and Tiguan right through to large executive models to not fit tow bars to a proportion to cover most requirements would seem rather short sighted.
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