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The Mercedes-Benz 240 GD and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1740 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

76%

1740 kg 2285 kg
95 kg


Score 7.5


6% *

* without the use of low gear

Good

  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • Speed on motorways
  • Usability highest gear
  • Chance of overheated brakes in downhill


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Verdict

The Mercedes-Benz 240 GD and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1740 kg is not a recommended combination to drive.

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 bad but for your use maybe sufficient. Under favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 3th gear, by giving the engine just a bit of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 5100 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 8600 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed).

Mountains

On motorway inclines the speed is slowing down and is in the 2th gear 32 mph the maximum speed. Hill starts are a bit difficult and not possible on slopes more than 7%. While driving the engine has enough power on slopes of 15% to drive.

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Weight
Towing limit
2500 kg
Weight ratio
76%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1740 kg / 2285 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
120 kg
Advise
95 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.5
Infuence pay load
21%
Flat roads
Top speed
58 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
53 mph
Speed in practice
52 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
-
30 - 60 mph
-
50 - 60 mph
Power at 60 mph
Highest (4th) gear
unusable
Gears in practice
3th gear
Revs at 60 mph
5149
Percentage between accelerator
% - %
Power needed at 60 mph 1835 N
over: -1664 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
24 mph - (32 mph)
In the
2th gear
Revs
3496 - (4572)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
-
Normaly at 50 mph in the
-
By revs
-
Percentage accelerator
-
Hill starts
Maximum incline
5.4% - 7.8%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
15.2%
Maximum speed on 1:8
16 mph in the 1th gear

 

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Car
Mercedes-Benz 240 GD
Year
January 1979 - December 1991
Power
kW (72 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
manual with 4 gears (en met low gear)
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
4025 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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