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The Mercedes-Benz 300 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
4th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

76%

1740 kg 2285 kg
95 kg


Score 7.5


8% *

* without the use of low gear

Good

  • No salient features

Bad

  • Speed on motorways
  • Chance of overheated brakes in downhill


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Verdict

The Mercedes-Benz 300 GD and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1740 kg is not a recommended combination for long journeys.

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 rather poor but for your use maybe sufficient. Under favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 4th gear, by giving the engine plenty of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 3200 rpm. For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 3th gear. The engine runs approximately 4700 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed).

Mountains

On motorway inclines the speed is slowing down and is in the 2th gear 35 mph the maximum speed. Hill starts are possible on slopes up to 9%. While driving the engine has enough power on slopes of 18% to drive.

Results

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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
63 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
58 mph
Speed in practice
58 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
87.8 sec. - (max. 59.1 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
75.4 sec. - (max. 49.1 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 48.7 sec. (max. 30.4 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (4th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
3188
Percentage between accelerator
89% - n.a.%
Power needed at 60 mph 1835 N
over: 385 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
27 mph - (35 mph)
In the
2th gear
Revs
3515 - (4578)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
-
Normaly at 50 mph in the
-
By revs
-
Percentage accelerator
-
Hill starts
Maximum incline
7% - 9.8%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (8 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
18.1%
Maximum speed on 1:8
18 mph in the 1th gear

 

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Car
Mercedes-Benz 300 GD
Year
January 1979 - December 1991
Power
kW (88 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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