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I am want to buy a lightweight 5 berth touring caravan (Dining at each end) and have a VW Golf 1. 9 TDI. Can anyone tell me if this is possible and if so what models would suit.

 

I am thinking of a used caravan up to £4,000.

 

Thanks

 

Jennyrevel

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I am want to buy a lightweight 5 berth touring caravan (Dining at each end) and have a VW Golf 1. 9 TDI. Can anyone tell me if this is possible and if so what models would suit.

 

I am thinking of a used caravan up to £4,000.

 

Thanks

 

Jennyrevel

 

Yes. ..Probably. According to Autotrader your car has a kerbweight of 1251kg and max tow weight of 1400kg (assuming it's a fairly recent Golf). You would need to check these figures for your model.

 

There are a few standard caravans that come in under the 1251 kg mark at your price, e. g.:

 

http://www. caravanfinder. co. uk/touring-caravans-for-sale/layouts-caravans/lunar-chateau-450-used-caravan-2004-staffordshire-tk018f956

 

http://www. caravanfinder. co. uk/touring-caravans-for-sale/layouts-caravans/avondale-dart-510-used-caravan-2001-derbyshire-tk0191a3e

 

http://www. caravanfinder. co. uk/touring-caravans-for-sale/layouts-caravans/herald-emblem-490-5-used-caravan-1999-carmarthenshire-tk0160b96

 

Depending on your license, you may need to ensure that the Gross Vehicle Weight and MTPLM of caravan are under 3500kg. Others will have opinions on the ratio of the cars kerbweight to MTPLM of the caravan (e. g. the 85% guide). Don't forget: you don't have to fill your caravan to its max weight!

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Hi,

Check your vehicles documents for the kerbweight and also the maximum weight it can tow. http://www. whattowcar. com/

Use this link for a better idea. If you are a new to towing best to aim no more than 85% match. Also check your driving license to see what you can tow,

2015 ABI ASHCROFT EXCL

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And of course :welcome: and I am sure you will find the information and advice you need within the various sections of this forum.

Graham

Unless otherwise stated all posts are my personal opinion 

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Our 2003 Bailey Discovery 400 would fit the bill perfectly, kids love having an end of the van to themselves (and we like having the other end for us!) Weighs 1200kg fully loaded, tows perfectly. They go for around £3500-£4000 (I know this because we are about to sell ours next week) so it's within budget too - worth considering.

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