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TOWING with a KIA SPORTAGE 2007 MODEL 2 LT 4 x 4

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04 Jan, 2022 @ 09:45:46 am
m22
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Hello folks,

Some advice please?

Has anyone towed a caravan with a Kia Sportage 2007 Model 2 lt engine Manual 4x4?

I am retiring this year and am looking to buy a second hand caravan to tow from Western Cape to Eastern Cape.

I cant find any information online and would appreciate any help from the forum.

Michele

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04 Jan, 2022 @ 19:32:44 pm
Chuck Norris
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Ken nie die voertuig sespesifikasies nie. 

Welkom ook in elkgeval hier op die forum.

Hier sal jy gehelp word.

 

Al weer oppad iewers heen.
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04 Jan, 2022 @ 19:48:33 pm
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Dankie Chuck

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04 Jan, 2022 @ 19:54:30 pm
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I personally will not recommend, depending on the caravan and weight.
My inlaw has one and he struggle to tow his 1994 Super Sport and still has a bit of power required with the Sprite Swift, which is 25% less in weight.
Also take in mind: Spares are very expensive.
When his engine give it ago, he was qouted R75k for repairs.
Nice vehicle, but very expensive to maintain.
My appoligies for the bad response.
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05 Jan, 2022 @ 06:46:16 am
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Welkom by die forum Michele

 

Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.
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05 Jan, 2022 @ 07:00:14 am
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Dankie Swanie

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05 Jan, 2022 @ 07:02:18 am
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I am stuck with the Kia so will have to find a van that the car can pull.

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05 Jan, 2022 @ 07:39:53 am
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Die Jurgens Expo is n nice karavaan ,ek sien juis op Classifieds op die forum is n baie mooi 2010 Expo .Ek dink Geert het ook n Expo hy sal beslis  meer inligting kan gee rakende gewig ens.

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05 Jan, 2022 @ 07:44:18 am
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I had the Gen 1 Kia Sportage 2l , and towed a Skipper T and found it was okay but struggled on the up hills and passes. I also had a Mercedes 260e towing a Jurgens Slipstream and even that car struggled up hills and passes . I eventually sold the Slipstream within a year as the towing became unpleasant ( I was overtaken by a fully loaded 10T truck up the pass just before Calitzdorp ) When the gentleman came to buy the Slipstream I said take it for a test tow first to see if he was comfortable with his tow vehicle which worked out fine . I will always do a test drive with a new van to see if my tow vehicle is up to the task. At the end of the day if you don`t mind struggling on the uphills and you don`t` mind taking a kilometer run up to overtake another car , any vehicle can tow a van.

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05 Jan, 2022 @ 08:02:46 am
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Good advice Andrew. Since I am planning on living in my van permanently or moving it from one park to another within a radius of about 100km, I wont be going on long trips. I am a single person about to be a pensioner and can no longer afford exorbitant house rentals. This way of life seems to be becoming more and more popular with the Tiny Home movement where people are living off the grid. I wish there were farmers who rented out sites on a working farm which would be my ideal but for safety reasons, I think it would have to be a park although their rates treble over the high seasons.
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05 Jan, 2022 @ 08:11:22 am
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Willie el sal die Expo uitkyk

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05 Jan, 2022 @ 09:03:39 am
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Good advice Andrew. Since I am planning on living in my van permanently or moving it from one park to another within a radius of about 100km, I wont be going on long trips. I am a single person about to be a pensioner and can no longer afford exorbitant house rentals. This way of life seems to be becoming more and more popular with the Tiny Home movement where people are living off the grid. I wish there were farmers who rented out sites on a working farm which would be my ideal but for safety reasons, I think it would have to be a park although their rates treble over the high seasons.
We took that route to become permies for nearly 2-years now, because the city was getting too much for us.
We also planned the travelling thing, but unfortunately ended up at a working guest farm/resort where I was lucky when the owner offer me a position to maintain vehicles and accesories, which I enjoy very much.
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06 Jan, 2022 @ 06:51:31 am
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Ek het gister met persoon by begrafnis gepraat oor sleep en voertuie ens

Hy se toe vir my Die swakste sleep voertuig wat hy ooit gesien het die Mazda BT 50 3.2 auto.  Hy sleep 'n Sprite splash.  100% my kombinasie, Soos ons praat hoor ek dat hy laai die wa soos 'n sleepwa met Was masjien, extra Yskas, Stoelle, plastiese tafels, trap fietse, Al hulle klere en kosse , extre kazibo saam, 3 x 25l water kanne met water en kamp bedjies. en nodige verversings.  

Hy laai sy bakkie met eie staal braaier en bome,  hout vir braai hy maak glo bonfires van formaat. sy kamp plek lyk soos 'n kragstasie van al sy ligte wat hy opsit in die bome ens. 

as ek so luister glo ek hy gaan swaar sleep.

Dit agter die storie is hang af van hoe jy dit wat jy laai.  jy moet seker maak van af die vervaardigers wat is die sleep wewig wat hulle aan beveel dan kyk jy na die pad wet wat die bepaal vir jou voertuig gewig.  Dan kom dit by hoe jy jou wa laai en die toestand van jou sleepstang .

ook hoe gebruik jy jou voertuig se krag kurwe tewyl jy sleep

Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.
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06 Jan, 2022 @ 07:11:49 am
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Makes good sense thanks Swanie

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