Newbie from Norfolk

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  1. injebreck99

    injebreck99 Funster

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    Hi all, although we have been motorcaravanning and caravanning for years, we have just decided to return from caravans to motorhomes, we are just in the process of purchasing a 2009 Swift Bolero 600EK Compact, we had an Elddis Autoquest before in 2002, so are looking forward to many new ventures as I have just retired, and my wife will soon be as well.
    I think the main difference will be not having the towcar available for trips whe we get to our destination, my wife had a hip replacement last year, so maybe we will look into a small runaround either towed or trailered to help, anybody know how well the 130bhp Fiat ducato's tow ??.:Wink:
     
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    Brisey Funster Life Member

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    Hi injebreck99, welcome to MotorhomeFun. :thumb:
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  3. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    There is your dilemma, why tow a car when a car can tow you. Where is the logic in that ?
     
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    Hiya injebreck99 :welcomefunster: from another Narfook funster:thumb:
    Afraid I can't really tell you much about towing with a 2.3 although I think it should be alright if a bit slow....we tow a Ford Ka on an A-frame but that's with a 3.0L. If you have a towbar on the new van I would be happy for you to try our toad before you spend out.
    Brian
     
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    hello, welcome to Fun
     
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    bobandjanie Funster Life Member

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    Hi :welcome: to the fun, I visited a friend in the village today, he has just had his 3rd hip replacement :Doh:. Cant help with the 130bhp Fiat ducato, but we tow a smart on a trailer with a Mercedes 156 bhp.:BigGrin: I would say someone will be along soon. A lot of vans now are fitted with smaller engines, and they put our engine in 6t motorhomes, they must alter the gearing. :thumb: Bob and Jane.

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    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

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    Another one from Norfolk, we are taking over the world!


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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Welcome to Fun, enjoy

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    A big vehicle towing a little one is better than a little vehicle towing a big one. When I tow my Matiz I only know its there because I can see it in the camera. Towing a caravan you definitely know it's there:Laughing:

    Anyway if you don't need the car for a particular trip then you can leave it behind, not an option for a tugger.
     
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    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Welcome to the forum Inje :BigGrin:
    Canna help with the question but wondered where you are in Norfolk ?
    I am in Thetford
     
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    Globalempire Read Only Funster

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    Welcome to the forum.

    (south) Norfolk here too :Smile:

    Paul
     
  12. injebreck99

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    Thanks all, when we get the new MH, I will update on progress and experiences, Cannot wait.Europe here we come again.:thanks:
     
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    We tow a Panda (1050kg when loaded) with 2.2l 100BHP, though chipped to about 120. No problems, as other people say you hardly know is there, but it's best to remember it is.:Smile::Smile:
     
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    But not necessarily with a toad and a-frame!!!!!:BigGrin:

    Welcome back to the madness!!:BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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