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Message posted by a11mcr16/7/2010 at 7:24pm
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Hi all i need some advice on a tow car?

I have a vanroyce 535ET which is 1600Kg fully laden

What i would like to know is can i pull this with a 1995 jaguar 4.0 auto

I have checked whattowcar but the car is not listed.

any advise is welcome thanks

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Message posted by Opensauce16/7/2010 at 10:31pm
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Its on kerbweights It only goes from 2005 but if yours is an XJ it will tow caravan no probs.

Message posted by Grampian9116/7/2010 at 10:45pm
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The noseweight might be an issue, Is it still 45/50kg?

Thats approx 3% of the total weight, They recommend 7% which would be 112kg.

Thats a big overhang on the rear suspension.



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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 a11mcr16/7/2010 at 11:19pm
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Forgot to mention it runs on LPG.

i beleive the noseweight is 76KG

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Message posted by limecc17/7/2010 at 3:41pm
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If you are a member of the Caravan Club you get two free matches with Towsafe. Better and more authoritative than Whattowcar IMHO.

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Message posted by Opensauce17/7/2010 at 6:59pm
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Set your van noseweight at 75kg. Most 2wd cars are about that weight & tow caravans, size of yours.

Message posted by Grampian9117/7/2010 at 9:06pm
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Dont load the noseweight to 75 thats overloaded.

Towequipe website shows 50kg MAX.

Check the plate on the towbar.



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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 a11mcr18/7/2010 at 9:55am
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Thanks for the advice so far, the noseweight for this is 75kg as its classed as the x300 shape.

my main concern is towing with the LPG as i have heard alot of different opinions on it, does anyone on here tow with LPG? asnd if so whats it like?

Thanks

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Message posted by LegsDownKettleOn18/7/2010 at 10:21am
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I have towed with LPG for a few years and find it excellent. My only worry was that I had a very heavy gas tank in the boot of the car. Inevitably, this would have reduced the ammount of noseweight the car could handle.

I did find it towed better with a lighter noseweight than it should and put this down to the weight of the gas bottle.

The only other thing to be aware of is that you there will be times when away from home that you either cannot find anywhere selling LPG or the price of it is double what you are used to paying. I once found a place selling LPG at on;y 10p a litre less than the cost of unleaded!

I also spent half a day driving around Southampton looking for LPG before getting on the ferry to the Isle of Wight.

Incidentally, is it true that there is a specialist in LPG conversions on the Isle of Wight, but nowhere selling LPG?

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i have towed with lpg for many years, presently with volvo 960 24 valve 205bhp, even with this power you lose a certain amount when on lpg, i was recently in a bad situation on the road from coombe martin to the m5 north devon and on the way out of linton and lynmouth the road is so steep i had to switch to petrol to get a little bit more power it was touch and go, but the other problems with gas is the price is being oiked up and your allways trying to find lpg stations, we have sat nav set up to give us a warning when half a mile from a gas station. i think i am coming to the end of my lpg days now, going back to diesel

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