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swirly182

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  • Make & Model of Towcar / Toad
    Skoda Octavia vRS 245 Estate
  • Caravan / Motorhome / Static (Make and model)
    Adria Altea 552 DT Tamar
  • Year of manufacture (Caravan / Motorhome / Static)
    2016

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  1. Also, a correctly loaded 1442kg caravan should be fine with the Octavia vRS. Tell her to set the speed warning to 60mph šŸ˜‰
  2. swirly182

    Tow car?

    Good choice šŸ‘
  3. Strange times indeed, you've got really lucky there! We bought a Tucson in March this year for Ā£11999. WBAC have given an initial figure of Ā£15400 just this week. They also value my Octy at Ā£400 more than what I paid ~20 months ago. Not selling either car, I was just interested.
  4. Sounds daft but the 1.4TSI isn't particularly small these days. It is however a fantastic engine and should be more than capable of pulling a small 2 berth van. If not a larger one! What do you mean 'just over 1200kg', is this the kerbweight? Seems low... Turbo petrol engines with decent power/torque are excellent tow vehicles and easily match, if not exceed the capability of the equivalent diesel. Fuel economy suffers as you would expect but its a small price to pay to not hear the clatter of a diesel engine.
  5. swirly182

    Tow car?

    Smax would be my choice. Lower to the ground, less wobbly, more fun to drive solo, probably a better towcar than the CRV.
  6. As soon as I saw the caravan weight categories associated with each car that part of the mag went in the bin. Everyone would end up with 2 berth caravans!
  7. Are all of the downstream (towards the appliances) isolation valves open? There could be one or some in a lower cupboard...
  8. swirly182

    Numpty

    Haha. Understandable driving / behaviour then šŸ˜‰
  9. I'm pretty sure you can take a PCP out and benefit from the discount, then pay the lot off a few days later. Guessing there will be a small closure / termination fee but won't be much.
  10. Thought ahead to make sure you drove around them? As always I take your point and mostly agree with you on the weight ratio. But with 106bhp the Duster must have struggled badly on any half decent hill. I know, you were there and I wasn't but we have a 1.6 Tucson with 130bhp and acceleration in most gears leaves a lot to be desired just pulling its own weight! On the flat! I think the Karoq will struggle sometimes as well compared to a 2L version but at least the DSG will be doing all the work for you...
  11. You need as much power or as many cylinders as you feel comfortable with. On holiday I saw a Nissan Qashqai pulling a decent size fixed bed Swift - obviously had to car reg check it and it was the 1.3 turbo petrol! I tow a similar size / weight van with a 2L turbo petrol and can leave it in 6th with cruise on in most situations on the motorway whereas the Qashqai would be down to 5th or 4th climbing up hills. I've had several Mokka hire cars with the 1.4 turbo engine and was always impressed with their performance. No doubt they would tow a small caravan or similar. But how about if you were towing several thousand miles per year - Would you still go for a small engine or would you consider a bigger diesel.
  12. šŸ‘ You are correct. Poor assumption on my part. The Altea Tyne offers a similar layout to the Adora Seine with a lighter MIRO, if practicality is your thing.
  13. You'll have no issues apart from slightly higher fuel consumption over the diesel. But in every other way, its superior. I have the 245bhp version of the same engine in an Octy estate towing a 1420kg van very (too) easily.
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