TOW CAR AGAIN

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by musson, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. musson

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    We have a swift 130bhp multijet looking at getting a corsa 1.4 or something like that weight around
    1000/1100kg does any one tow something around that weight and does the MH handle it ok
    Thanks
     
  2. Peter & Elaine

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    We have 130 same as
    And towed sister in laws 18 foot eldiss caravan last year from Leeds to scarborough and back
    And it suprised me you knew it was there but it played with it on hills (y)
    Made a mess of fuel consumption though Down to about 18 to gallon :cry:
     
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    Corsa 1.4 might be a bit heavy for a 130bhp, is this A frame or Trailer, C1 is about 850kg.
     
  4. robnchris

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    We have a 130bhp multisite and our thoughts are you will struggle on hills, we were so disappointed with ours we have just had it remapped.

    Going back to towing a car, surely the motorhome isn`t too big to use as a drive around but if you feel that it is, why would you want the expense of buying the car and the tow bar, plus the A frame or trailer hiring a car when needed is so much cheaper plus when you are finished with it you haven`t got the hassle of towing it or storing it at home.
     
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    I don't think a Corsa will tow your motorhome !!
     
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    I am Watching this space. I just signed for one (2300 mulitjet, 130 BHP) and it comes to us early May!

    But Hell! I went to Spain for years pulling a 1.5tonne car on a Trailer. with an R-V which weighed in at 8.25Tonnes. and was only rated at 180bhp!!! SO??

    The Winnebago in the avatar, is 22,000lbs, and has just been 3 times over the great divide up to 12.000ft!

    Pete
     
  7. tjay

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    We tow our 2001 Mk2 Mx5 on a Brian James trailer behind our motorhome. Trailer 350 kgs Mazda only 940 kgs.
     
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    Mazda Mk2 Mx5 is this the best looking, most reliable British looking (though built abroad) small open top sports car.?
     
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    How about a Reliant Regal? all you need would be a wheel clamp for the front wheel, it wouldn't be classed as a towed car but a trailer If the police could stop laughing when they stopped you They only weigh 750 kg anyway, so wouldn't slow you on hills but might be classed as a distraction to other road users.
     
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