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The Vauxhall Astra 1.0 Ecotec and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 550 kg is a perfect match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

39%

550 kg 1423 kg
50 kg


Score 15.3


17%

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Higher speeds are safely possible
  • Hill starts
  • More flexibility in payload

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Vauxhall Astra 1.0 Ecotec and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 550 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

The chance of snaking is small even at higher speeds.

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 nearly full throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2500 rpm. For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 4th gear. The engine runs approximately 3100 rpm.

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 even on steep slopes up to 18%, if the front wheels have sufficient traction. While driving the engine has enough power to drive on every normal road.

Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1220 kg
Weight ratio
39%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1423 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
15.3
Infuence pay load
13%
Flat roads
Top speed
75 mph (3th gear)
At headwind
69 mph
Speed in practice
66 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
19 sec. - (max. 17.9 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
13.4 sec. - (max. 13.3 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
3th gear: 6.4 sec. (max. 7.1 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (5th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2492
3115
Percentage between accelerator
93% - n.a.%
75% - 84%
Power needed at 60 mph 1535 N
over: 255 N
over: 659 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
62 mph
In the
3th gear
Revs
4509
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
13.1 sec. - (max. 9.2 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
3th gear
By revs
3607
Percentage accelerator
77%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
15.2% - 19.7%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (8 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
31.7%
Maximum speed on 1:8
45 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Car
Vauxhall Astra 1.0 Ecotec
Year
September 2019 - up to now
Power
kW (90 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
manual with 5 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
1973 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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