Selecting a car or car derived van to tow a caravan?

Discussion in 'Car and Van Talk' started by MGW, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. MGW

    MGW Well-Known Member

    It seems I made an error, I looked up the towing capacity of my car on internet, there should it seems be a VIN plate, but I couldn't find it, thought it could tow 1400 kg caravan unladen is 1250 kg laden 1450 kg, but looking at registration document seems car is 1250 kg max. (Kia Carens)

    So need a new tractor, well not new, second hand is better option, but want at least 1500 kg towing capacity. However listing likely cars, again internet shows tow weights but some models it varies widely Peugeot 3008 for example 500 -1500 kg and mile per gallon even worst, 48.7 - 70.6 mpg depending on exactly which model. As to towing mpg Nissan X-Trail light 48.7mpg and towing 23.4mpg.

    So looking to spend around £15k and want second hand, and if I can automatic, I want light mpg over 40, so it would seem needs to be diesel. I have a list of around 60 cars, only van Vauxhall Astra as all other car derived vans don't seem to have towing capacity.

    I want to carry push bikes, seems 4 options, on back of car, on top of car, on caravan A frame, or inside car, inside better security but likely to damage car getting in and out, on top OK with low car but high cars can't reach, and back of car and A frame may be damaged on a tight turn.

    So any suggestions please.
  2. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    A few of VW Passats can manage 2000kg brake trailer.
  3. HappyHacker

    HappyHacker Member

  4. The Teach

    The Teach Active Member

    Skoda superb :)
  5. DIY womble

    DIY womble Active Member

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