Towing with a Ducato 2.5turbo

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  1. sanandreas

    sanandreas Read Only Funster

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    I am considering fitting a towbar to my 2.5TDS Ducato but I wonder how well it would perform towing a Renault Clio - weight 945kg?

    Can anyone offer an example of their 2.5turbo motorhome and car performance.

    Thanks Roy
     
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    derekfaeberwick Read Only Funster

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    Probably not very well but neither did my 2 litre petrol Eldiss. Always got there though and didn't cause too much bother for other road users.

    Go for it if it suits YOU!
     
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    Hi Roy
    I had a 2.3 Ducato, Towed a Smart Car & Trailer, No probs in general admittedly it faded on long climbs but we have done France last year 8 weks & 8 weeks in Spain this year without to much troubles. Pete:thumb:
     
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    Hi Roy, we use to tow a Fiat Cinquecento on an A Frame, with our old Kontiki 2.5 tdi, the only thing we found is the gap between 4th and 5th is large,:BigGrin: but if you got it rolling and did not try to stick to 45 / 50 it was OK. try and do 45 / 50 its hard work, up and down the gears all the time, but I think that was only 700kg.:RollEyes: But your van may be a bit better than ours was.:Smile: I know when we got our Mercedes 2.7 it never knew it was on there.:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: Bob.
     
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    your ducato has a 5500kg train weight, 2000kg towing limit, so at 945kg you're only half way there.
    should tow ok except as Bob said its a long legged jump from 4th to 5th and would be better at 60mph rather than 50mph and the longer hills are a speed killer.

    my 2.8 ducato struggles towing the corsa (840kg) on the l-o-n-g motorway inclines but just slot in with the trucks and its not a problem.

    the convenience of the toad far outweighs the inconvenience of lack of power.

    BTW...the fuel consumption drops by around 1mpg when towing.
     
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    :Smile: We towed our Toad (Kia Picanto) with our Swift Suntor 2.8JTD and hardly noticed it was there. In fact, the only time we saw it was when we went around roundabouts. :Rofl1:

    It WAS a little slower up the hills, but also FASTER down them.
     
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    i towed a fiat punto (about 1000kgs) behind a 2.8 peugot/fiat. added a smart box to up the torque. no problem.


    des
     
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