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Message posted by jonb1976 on 12/2/2014 at 3:19pm
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Hi, after towing my new caravan back this weekend in windy weather it started me thinking about buying a wind deflector??? I just need some advise are they worthwhile of a waste of money?........

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Message posted by blueexpo97 on 12/2/2014 at 3:35pm
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Unless your going set it up in a wind tunnel and move it way back on the car so its really close to the caravan then dont bother.



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Max tow weight = Cars gross laden weight + Caravans gross laden weight.

These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.

Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.

Message posted by jonb1976 on 12/2/2014 at 4:24pm
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ok sound the roof bars on my Sedona are quite far back, wont buy anew one may look for a cheap used one to give it ago.

Message posted by Grampian91 on 12/2/2014 at 5:53pm
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It wont stop side winds, Which i presume was a bigger issue then driving into the wind.

Check the aeroplus video on youtube. With the air rushing
over the top like that wont it create a low pressure point
in front of the van and suck the air in from the side instead?

They dont show that.



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Max tow weight = Cars gross laden weight + Caravans gross laden weight.

These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.

Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.

Message posted by alpiner on 12/2/2014 at 6:54pm
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When did you last see a car towing a caravan fitted with one?????????????

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Message posted by freeatlast on 12/2/2014 at 8:40pm
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but, but, but, surely aren't they fitted to the car not the caravan.

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Or buy this one


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Back in the 1970's they appeared everywhere but most people like myself soon got rid of them, as i found i actually used more fuel with it on. As previously said if they were that effective you would see them every trip you went on.

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Ok brill will take the advice on board. Wouldn't mind one of those caravans tho.

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We had one and it worked well with a Mk1 Astra Estate 1.3 and a Sprite Alpine.

They really worked best on estate cars where you could get them right at the back of the car, saloons not as effective.

Same with the Carlton Estate that followed the Astra, worked well and gave us better cruising conditions.

It was a Dutch product and we still have it in the workshop somewhere.

Peter

http://www.caravanmoversonline.co.uk/purpleline/aeroplus.html

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