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The Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1250 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

85%

1250 kg 1470 kg
70 kg


Score 5.8


23%

Good

  • Hill starts

Bad

  • Good payload is essential


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Verdict

The Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1250 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

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 6th gear, by giving the engine plenty of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2200 rpm. For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 5th gear. The engine runs approximately 2800 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed).

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 4th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 59 mph. Hill starts are possible on steep slopes up to 24%. 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

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
1500 kg
Weight ratio
85%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1250 kg / 1470 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
70 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
5.8
Infuence pay load
49%
Flat roads
Top speed
76 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
68 mph
Speed in practice
70 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
26.2 sec. - (max. 20.5 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
19.7 sec. - (max. 14.7 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 6.9 sec.
Power at 60 mph
Highest (7th) gear
of limited use (1848 rpm, 96% gas)
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2222
2755
Percentage between accelerator
80% - 90%
64% - 73%
Power needed at 60 mph 1718 N
over: 584 N
over: 1092 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
52 mph - (59 mph)
In the
4th gear
Revs
3202 - (3665)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
19.4 sec. - (max. 15.1 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
3087
Percentage accelerator
76%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
22.1% - 24.4%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
43.6%
Maximum speed on 1:8
40 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI aut.
Year
March 2017 - 2020
Power
kW (116 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 7 gears without torque converter
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
2720 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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