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The Car as an example and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1350 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

82%

1350 kg 1650 kg
75 kg


Score 6.4


11%

Good

  • No salient features

Bad

  • Good payload is essential
  • Higher revs uphill sometimes necessary

Verdict

The Car as an example and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1350 kg is a good combination for journeys on most kinds of roads, sometimes with some limitations in the mountains.

Weight

There is a small chance of snaking at higher speeds, strong side winds and thoughtless driving. Even if the combination normally feels stable, the forces by deflection side to side are great at high speed. For drivers with knowledge of, and experience in driving a caravan it is safe to drive, but proper and careful loading is still important! An electronic stability system in the car and / or on the caravan is worth considering.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general more than sufficient. Under favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 5th gear, by giving the engine plenty of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2700 rpm. For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 4th gear. The engine runs approximately 3300 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed).

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 3th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 62 mph. Hill starts are possible on most slopes up to 12%. While driving the engine has enough power on slopes of 22% to drive.

Attention: This car can easily drive much faster with the caravan than is safe. So always keep an eye on your speed!


Results

The main details in a list. Ideal for comparing different combinations with one another, for example your present with a new one.

Weight
Towing limit
1400 kg
Weight ratio
82%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1350 kg / 1650 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.4
Infuence pay load
36%
Flat roads
Top speed
78 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
71 mph
Speed in practice
73 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
24.8 sec. - (max. 20.1 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
17.9 sec. - (max. 13.9 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 12.5 sec. (max. 7.2 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
of limited use (2278 rpm, 95% gas)
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2734
3341
Percentage between accelerator
79% - 90%
65% - 73%
Power needed at 60 mph 1760 N
over: 612 N
over: 1098 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
58 mph - (62 mph)
In the
3th gear
Revs
4414 - (4746)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
21.3 sec. - (max. 12 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
3th gear
By revs
3797
Percentage accelerator
80%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
9.3% - 14.4%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (11 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
21.8%
Maximum speed on 1:8
39 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Car as an example
Year
January 2004 - up to now
Power
kW (129 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
manual with 6 gears
Towing limit
kg (towball limit kg)
Caravan
Caravan as an example
Empty weight
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg
Height:
m. (8'5")
Overall width:
m. (7'7")
Overall body lenght:
m. (16'9")
Shipping length:
m. (20'10")
Actual gross train weight
3000 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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