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The Volkswagen Crafter 2.0 TDI and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1780 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

75%

1780 kg 2369 kg
95 kg


Score 7.5


25%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear

Bad

  • Higher revs uphill sometimes necessary
  • Chance of overheated brakes in downhill


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Verdict

The Volkswagen Crafter 2.0 TDI and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1780 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. In that case the engine runs approximately 1800 rpm. Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 5th gear, the engine runs in that case 2100 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 4th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 66 mph. Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 25%, 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
3000 kg
Weight ratio
75%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1780 kg / 2369 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
120 kg
Advise
95 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.5
Infuence pay load
19%
Flat roads
Top speed
90 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
83 mph
Speed in practice
82 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
23.7 sec. - (max. 19.8 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
16.9 sec. - (max. 14.5 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 7.3 sec. (max. 6.9 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1847
2146
Percentage between accelerator
57% - 66%
49% - 57%
Power needed at 60 mph 1656 N
over: 1367 N
over: 1832 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
63 mph - (66 mph)
In the
4th gear
Revs
2886 - (2999)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
24.9 sec. - (max. 13.4 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
2263
Percentage accelerator
81%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
23.8% - 26.2%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
44%
Maximum speed on 1:8
38 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Volkswagen Crafter 2.0 TDI
Year
January 2017 - up to now
Power
kW (177 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
4149 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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