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The Ford Transit Custom 2.0 TDCi 170 and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1690 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

77%

1690 kg 2195 kg
90 kg


Score 7.1


27%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • Chance of overheated brakes in downhill


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Verdict

The Ford Transit Custom 2.0 TDCi 170 and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1690 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

The chance of snaking is relatively small at normal speed, if the caravan is well loaded.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general very good. Under all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 6th gear, by giving the engine just a bit of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2300 rpm. In a headwind or for example on a crossover there is no need to downshift immediately.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 6th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 59 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 70 mph (3343 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 27%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. While driving the engine has enough power to drive on every normal road.

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


Results

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Weight
Towing limit
2500 kg
Weight ratio
77%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1690 kg / 2195 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
112 kg
Advise
90 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.1
Infuence pay load
22%
Flat roads
Top speed
92 mph (6th gear)
At headwind
86 mph
Speed in practice
83 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
19.3 sec. - (max. 17.3 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
13.3 sec. - (max. 12.4 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 5.2 sec.
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2299
2865
Percentage between accelerator
45% - 52%
37% - 43%
Power needed at 60 mph 1617 N
over: 2075 N
over: 2873 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
66 mph - (70 mph)
In the
5th gear
Revs
3194 - (3343)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
11.9 sec. - (max. 11.5 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
1916
2388
Percentage accelerator
92%
74%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
25.8% - 28.4%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
48.1%
Maximum speed on 1:8
44 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Ford Transit Custom 2.0 TDCi 170
Year
January 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (170 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
3885 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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