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Message posted by kinza12327/1/2018 at 4:14pm
Outfit:  Hyundai i30 se and Bailey Ranger 460 2     Location:  Nottingham
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Well, we thought about giving up, the car was costing money in repairs and the van was a 4 berth for 2 of us.
So we changed the car for a more economical choice with the hope it would tow a lightweight van, according to the websites it should do.
I was sceptical and panicky but today we picked the van up and towed home.
Went well, hubby said it felt good, and 32.2 mpg.
Looking forward to weekends away now!

Message posted by Geoff4827/1/2018 at 4:34pm
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Good to hear, The worst mpg I had towing was with a 1.8 petrol Mondeo, years ago in France 25mpg, I always seemed to be driving into headwinds. The best I've had towing was in the Netherlands with a 2.00 Mondeo tdci when I managed over 40mpg, the hills, wind direction and driving style makes a big difference.Hope you have many happy outings with your new van

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Message posted by blueexpo9728/1/2018 at 7:04am
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Great news.

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Message posted by shaggy200029/1/2018 at 1:01pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Geoff48 on 27/1/2018
Good to hear, The worst mpg I had towing was with a 1.8 petrol Mondeo, years ago in France 25mpg, I always seemed to be driving into headwinds. The best I've had towing was in the Netherlands with a 2.00 Mondeo tdci when I managed over 40mpg, the hills, wind direction and driving style makes a big difference.Hope you have many happy outings with your new van



I agree on the headwind comment, I was in Cornwall last year and had a headwind for what seemed like three hours or so. My fuel economy dropped like a stone and for a while I considered stopping for a break just so I didn't empty my fuel tank.


Message posted by richardandjo201029/1/2018 at 5:07pm
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Good luck with the van, we have a small car too and we notice a drop in mpg when towing but on the plus side we get it back and more solo

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Message posted by kinza12329/1/2018 at 6:18pm
Outfit:  Hyundai i30 se and Bailey Ranger 460 2     Location:  Nottingham
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Well I only do short distances to work and the road tax is 20 a year, so I'm very happy.

Message posted by boris5430/1/2018 at 2:07pm
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With regret through medical conditions I have had to give up towing my van. My terrano has been sold. Just my TEC travel king to sell now.

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Message posted by foxylady210/3/2018 at 7:07pm
Outfit:  pennine pathfinder     Location:  warrington
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Hi we are looking at a Hyundai for a tow car, what model is yours?

Many thanks
Sue

Message posted by boris5411/3/2018 at 5:49pm
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Hi it's a 2004 510 tdf travel king.

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