Outfit: Skoda Yeti SE 4x4 Bailey Ranger 460-4 Location: Llanidloes Powys Joined: 28/6/2009
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Quote: Originally posted by HumberWolf on 04/10/2017
I have read the report, but this was written in October 2010 based on the original Yeti.
Later models (facelifted in 2014), which is what Bob was suggesting, are much lighter than this, and are not a suitable match.
I have had both an original Yeti and now the newer facelift one. There is NO difference in their kerb weights, and the newer model with the 2ltr diesel engine has an increased towing limit of 2100kg compared to 2000kg earlier.
Outfit: Disco 3 SE Bailey Barcelona Location: Ilkeston Derbyshire Joined: 06/10/2014
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So what you saying about the Yeti.
That it would be safe to tow say,my Barcelona fully loaded at 1800kg.
(It had bailey max upgrade)
That would be over 100%
In fact the van would be 310kg heavier then the car.
Plus a nose weight 15kg less than the barcelona.
Put 300kg in car you be towing at around 95%.
Legal i know, wise i dont think so.
Outfit: Honda Accord Tourer Elddis Xplore 495 Location: North Lincolnshire Joined: 04/8/2016
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Thank you for correcting my post concerning Yeti weights. I concluded this by comparing current official weights with that quoted by Practical Caravan in the 2010 test, not realising that the basis of the figures differed. Practical Caravan allows 75kg. as the weight of the driver in later Yeti tests so there still appears to be some discrepancy in the published figures.
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An update for the original poster:
My handbrake failed for a 2nd time (wouldn't release) got it recovered to the dealer and has been diagnosed as the control motor. This is now being replaced. Feel much happier now the fault has been identified.
The recovery driver mention that he has recovered loads of cars of all different makes with the same fault although this was the first Hyundai. That week he'd recovered a BMW x5 and a VW.