Towcar.info

Towcar.info Home Towing limits User reviews Stability About us Menu

Vauxhall & Caravan


The Vauxhall Rekord 1.9 and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1180 kg is a fairly good match, but not as powerful.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
3th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

87%

1180 kg 1350 kg
70 kg


Score 5.9


7%

Good

  • No salient features

Bad

  • Speed on motorways
  • Usability highest gear
  • Good payload is essential
  • Higher revs uphill sometimes necessary


Is this Outfit match useful for you? Please give a small contribution. Thank you!

Number of useful calculations

Verdict

The Vauxhall Rekord 1.9 and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1180 kg is not a recommended combination for long journeys.

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 very bad and insufficient. Under favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 3th gear, by giving the engine nearly full throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 4300 rpm, this gives maybe more noise than usually accustomed For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 2th gear. The engine runs approximately 6800 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed).

Mountains

On motorway inclines the speed is slowing down and is in the 2th gear 44 mph the maximum speed. Hill starts are possible on slopes up to 8%. While driving the engine has enough power on slopes of 15% to drive.

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
1250 kg
Weight ratio
87%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1180 kg / 1350 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
70 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
5.9
Infuence pay load
55%
Flat roads
Top speed
62 mph (3th gear)
At headwind
55 mph
Speed in practice
55 mph (3th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
- (max. sec.)
30 - 60 mph
- (max. 47.5 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
Power at 60 mph
Highest (4th) gear
unusable
Gears in practice
3th gear
Revs at 60 mph
4298
Percentage between accelerator
91% - n.a.%
Power needed at 60 mph 1689 N
over: 390 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
35 mph - (44 mph)
In the
2th gear
Revs
3979 - (5045)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
-
Normaly at 50 mph in the
-
By revs
-
Percentage accelerator
-
Hill starts
Maximum incline
5.5% - 9.4%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
14.5%
Maximum speed on 1:8
25 mph in the 1th gear

 

Download a fact sheet in PDF


Details combination

You may customize the data to your own situation.

Car
Vauxhall Rekord 1.9
Year
January 1978 - January 1980
Power
kW (75 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
manual with 4 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
2530 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

Change

User Payload:



Output in km/h or mph:

Other Car:


Other Caravan:


Reviews

There are no reviews for the Vauxhall Rekord 1.9.