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Subject Topic: Mondeo Tow Car
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28/4/2012 at 4:22pm
 Location: Midlands
 Outfit: Mondeo Avondale Grampian
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I think the roof loading is still 75kg on the MK4 estate.

Thats includes the bars, load straps etc..

So well under 80kg maybe too much still.

Few choices of bar fitting. Slots in the roof, door apertures etc.

Quite a surprise to find the factory roof rails do use more fuel. approx 0.5mpg at town speeds but over 2mpg at motorway speeds.



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Post 1997 licence holder?

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.


28/4/2012 at 6:31pm
 Location: N Yorkshire
 Outfit: Xc60 D5 Abbey Vogue
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Quote: Originally posted by mike+judi on 17/4/2012

bev+jon I notice you tow a Pegasus 534 with your Mondeo. I have an Olympus 534 and a Passat 2.0 diesel 140 bhp. How do you manage re nose weight on your van? (see my post in towing and towcars section re olympus nosewight)

 




hi . just seen this, been away on holiday. we have the noseweight at max 80kg . or did , just stumbled on a chest of drawers at a bargain price.now it will need re-weighing and abit of jiggery pokery to keep to that figure now. we had issues when we first got the van as we loaded it up same as we had done previous vans , until i checked the n/w and saw 115kg !!!! takes a bit of faffing but an acceptable n/w is achievable


28/4/2012 at 8:06pm
 Location:  Lincolnshire
 Outfit: N A
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I like the Ford Mondeo cars but with me being disabled i cannot bend down to my lower limbs so being advice of my doctor only MPV"S Only .                                      When we were away near Easter weekend.
We saw a 53plate Ford Mondeo Zetec Tdi towing a brand new Coachman Pastiche 460/2 , what is the match like for this
Because the jockey wheel was nearly touching the road and it was very low down at the back.   
It had bikes on the roof .


28/4/2012 at 8:40pm
 Location:  Lincolnshire
 Outfit: N A
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A couple of years ago we went all the way down to devon with our caravan . we past a ford mondeo pulling a caravan and we put cruise control only at 58 mph .    
By the way our car is a 2010 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 1.6 HDI Auto .and this went up hills with no trouble at all and it gave us a good return on diesel.





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