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25 Nov, 2021 @ 20:03:32 pm
Parkus
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Good evening fellow Caravaners,

Soon I will be purchasing my first caravan and I'm looking at the 2009 Jurgens Exclusive - GVM 1850kg.

Will my 2017 RAV4 2.0GS Auto be able to tow it?

GVM 2050kg

 

Thank you

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25 Nov, 2021 @ 20:52:50 pm
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Welcome to the Forum Mark.

Kom ons gaan kamp
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25 Nov, 2021 @ 21:06:52 pm
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Good evening fellow Caravaners,

Soon I will be purchasing my first caravan and I'm looking at the 2009 Jurgens Exclusive - GVM 1850kg.

Will my 2017 RAV4 2.0GS Auto be able to tow it?

GVM 2050kg

 

Thank you

Hi and welcome. I see the Kerb Weight (Tare) is in the region of 1500kg. This means you will not be able to tow the caravan legally.

 

The Happy Campers.
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25 Nov, 2021 @ 22:05:19 pm
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Thank you Swanie and HM.

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26 Nov, 2021 @ 08:44:12 am
George
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Hi and welcome. I see the Kerb Weight (Tare) is in the region of 1500kg. This means you will not be able to tow the caravan legally.

 

Had the same issue with my colt bakkie, fitted a vacume brake conversion to the colt and the exclusive to comply. When i brake now the whole rig brakes as one.

Whilst not to familiar with the rav, i suspect it would take strain over mountains , in general the vehicle is just to light in..........

two roads diverged in a wood and i took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
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26 Nov, 2021 @ 15:02:04 pm
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Yep te lig in die broek. Hou die exclusive en kry n sterker voertuig.

 

Al weer oppad iewers heen.
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27 Nov, 2021 @ 16:37:50 pm
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George, who fitted the vacuum brake and approximate price please.

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27 Nov, 2021 @ 17:32:22 pm
George
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George, who fitted the vacuum brake and approximate price please.


I bought the kit from Wingate [ jhb ] and did the fitment myself, 4 years ago i paid R17.000 for the the kit. Part of it is installed on the bakkie and the other part installed on the caravan.
Its adjustable from the inside , has 5 settings from braking the caravan before the bakkie to braking the bakkie and caravan together to braking the bakkie before the caravan. Also has a separate setting with which i can brake the caravan only in the event of a sway.
whilst that sounds a lot it was far cheaper then buying another bakkie to suit the application, 
two roads diverged in a wood and i took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
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28 Nov, 2021 @ 13:02:27 pm
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Thanks George

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29 Nov, 2021 @ 19:00:40 pm
Leon
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Good evening fellow Caravaners,

Soon I will be purchasing my first caravan and I'm looking at the 2009 Jurgens Exclusive - GVM 1850kg.

Will my 2017 RAV4 2.0GS Auto be able to tow it?

GVM 2050kg

 

Thank you

Legally you will not be able to tow it.  Apart from fitting extra break on the caravan like George did, I think the rav will battle with towing that weight.

Each vehicle has a specified towing weight.  This you get by subtracting the GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass from the GCM (Gross Combined Weight).

The answer is what that vehicle is specified to tow by the manufacturer.

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