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Skipper Torpedo and Hilux 2.0 vvti

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05 Oct 2019 @ 09:53:49 am
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I want to tow a Skipper Torpedo with a 2018 Hilux 2.0 vvti. Will it be posdible? The skipper weighs 750 kg. 

 

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05 Oct 2019 @ 12:41:38 pm
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I want to tow a Skipper Torpedo with a 2018 Hilux 2.0 vvti. Will it be posdible? The skipper weighs 750 kg. 

 

I am not sure about the legalities of your combination. I have 2000 model Hilux 2000SR, 68kw & 160Nm of torque, I have Jurgens XT 65 trailer, with 650kg GVM. It does tow with ease, I drive with highest gear possible. Your vvti has better power & torque output, it should do the job. 

 

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05 Oct 2019 @ 13:09:02 pm
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I cannot find the specs for the Torpedo, but it looks much like the newer Oyster with a loaded maximum mass of 650 Kg. The 750 Kg that you mention is probably the loaded weight for the Torpedo.  If it does not have over run brakes, you are allowed to tow it with a vehicle weighing 1300 Kg, or twice the weight of the trailer is I am not mistaken,  which the Hilux certainly is.  With brakes, you are even more legal.  As 'n trailer of this weight can be towed by 'n very small car( the Oyster is OK for a 1400CC according to Skipper), your Hilux's engines start at 102Kw and you should have no problems whatsoever.  I predict you will hardly notice the trailer at the back, especially on a level road as the trailer rums safely in the tow vehicle's slip stream.

Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
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05 Oct 2019 @ 13:20:19 pm
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Thanks. It does not fall in my budget to buy a diesel Hilux with the result that i bought the 2.0 vvti. I will use it daily to work and back. Only 6km in total so i am not too concerned about fuel consumption. If it yows the Skipper with ease without straining the engine i am pleased. Most of the travelling will be up the North or South coast of kzn as i live in New Germany Durban. Not totally flat but no mountains to cross.. The skipper has run in breaks.

 

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05 Oct 2019 @ 13:42:48 pm
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With my Kuga I travel at a true 120k/h (GPS) on the open road solo and 100k/h with the Skipper in tow which adds about 1l/100 km to the consumption.  The Skipper tows very well and I have done the trip from the Southern Cape to Limpopo at 120k/h once when we were in a hurry, with still no hassles.   With the Skipper weighing about the same as a loaded Venter trailer, you don't really need much power.  We travel along the southern Cape coast with the Skipper in tow a lot where there are also a lot of ups and downs, and I can assure you I have never felt I was straining the engine.  The gearbox mostly stays in top gear (six speed duel clutch). It is a diesel and has a bit more Kw and torque than your vehicle, but I am still convinced about what I have said. I hope you enjoy your Skipper.

Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
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06 Oct 2019 @ 20:04:18 pm
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I want to tow a Skipper Torpedo with a 2018 Hilux 2.0 vvti. Will it be posdible? The skipper weighs 750 kg. 

 

Gaan groot.

 

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

Die jonge Fransmannetjie. (Parys - Frankryk)
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07 Oct 2019 @ 06:52:06 am
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This combination should work perfectly.  The towing capability of the Hilux is more than enough weight wise and power to do the job.

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07 Oct 2019 @ 16:50:08 pm
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Ek het lank 'n Jurgens Camplite met so 'n bakkie gesleep... die Camplite se gwm was ook 750kg....

 

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12 Oct 2019 @ 21:58:06 pm
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Johan, You will be very pleasantly  surprised, I am towing a Skipper Oyster which has a GVM of 650Kg with a Renault Duster 1.5 Dci, I have never had a situation where the vehicle strained to go anywhere, up hill or down.

I have two suggestions for you.

1 ) Phone Skipper and speak to either Rob or Reinhard and they will reassure you.

     Phone      039 976 0500

2 )  Book in at Mac Nichols, Baisley beach for the  Skipper Rally for the weekend of 14, 15,   16 November and see the different combinations as well as speak to the makers of the skipper .

enjoy your camping.

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13 Oct 2019 @ 09:00:34 am
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The first tow vehicle I used in front of a Sprite SuperSport was a Peogeot 504 1800cc developing only 60Kw. And it went quite well.These was a contribution on another thread the past week where someone mentioned they towed a caravan many years ago with a 1200cc Anglia developing 36Kw and a pitiful amount of torque.  My uncle many years ago towed a Gypsey caravan with a Hillman developing 40 Kw to Durban and back from van der Bijl Park with little effort.  It seems to me you can tow just about any trailer with any amount of kilowatt as long as you accept that the less power you have, the slower you will go. It is only inclines that might give you a bit of trouble if your tow vehicle is much under powered and a too light vehicle will cause the tail to start wagging the dog.  It is certainly no surprise that a Duster will have no trouble towing a Skipper.  I spoke to a guy at Hartenbos towing a conventional caravan of about 1000kg loaded with a diesel powered Duster and he assured me he had absolutely no problems coming from Gauteng. A 2 liter Hilux is almost over powered for towing a Skipper. It can probably easily tow a caravan of double the Skipper's mass even if the conventional caravan had a much higher wind shear factor. Our tow vehicle in front of the Sprite for more than 30 years was a 2.1 liter Kombi developing 82Kw and it was an absolute pleasure. It was in fact regarded as just about the perfect tow vehicle at the time.  Both tow vehicles mentioned above are more powerful and the Duster is much lighter. Towing the Skipper behind either mentioned tow vehicles mean it runs completely in the slipstream of the tow vehicle witch just about cut out the wind effect, and you have quite enough power for uphills.

Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
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