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Tow with ix35

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14 Jun 2018 @ 14:53:05 pm
Patvel
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Good afternoon. I have just joined the website. We would like to purchase a Sprite Swing caravan. I have a 2013 ix35 executive automatic and was wondering if the vehicle will be able to tow the caravan comfortably?

All feedback will be welcome.

Cheers

Pat

 

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14 Jun 2018 @ 16:23:32 pm
W J
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Sprite Swing is very easy to tow you wil not have a problem,

How great is our GOD
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14 Jun 2018 @ 16:38:46 pm
Patvel
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Thanks for the reply.

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14 Jun 2018 @ 16:59:49 pm
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Hi Pat

Welcome to the Forum.

I have a 2007 Swing and towed it with Hilux's. Had to buy tow vehicle due to changes at work and bought a Suzuki Grand Vitara. 1st Trip was horrible until I got used to tow with a SUV. (Only had the vehicle 3 days before I tested it)

December I towed the van from Polokwane to Bela Bela with my son's IX35 2010 model Diesel Auto.

First time in my life that I towed with a Auto. The IX35 towed like a dream!

His vehicle is also AWD like the Suzuki.

  • You should not have a problem towing a Swing.
At last !!!!
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14 Jun 2018 @ 20:04:25 pm
Patvel
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Thanks for the feedback. The diesel is a good tow vehicle. I think the 2.0L petrol will do the job. 

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15 Jun 2018 @ 07:20:28 am
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Welcome!

Dont forget to use your gears when doing long downhills, not reyiing on the brakes only.

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15 Jun 2018 @ 08:06:07 am
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I would think that the torque of the IX35 would be more than enough to tow the Swing.  Just make sure about the towing weight restrictions from the manufacturer. And that the GVM weight of the swing is equal or less than the TARA of the IX35.

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15 Jun 2018 @ 08:26:02 am
Patvel
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Hi Leon.Thank you for the advice

The Swing ticks all the boxes regarding towing weights etc. I was uncertain about the towing due to the vechile puts out 190nm.

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15 Jun 2018 @ 12:20:17 pm
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Hi Leon.Thank you for the advice

The Swing ticks all the boxes regarding towing weights etc. I was uncertain about the towing due to the vechile puts out 190nm.

Ja well the diesel would have performed beter and that with less fuel. Happy camping, lets us know how the first tow trip went.

 

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15 Jun 2018 @ 14:22:43 pm
Grumpy/Hannes
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The Suzuki Grand Vitara 225Nm.

Do not be in a hurry going uphill. If the Van is packed correctly you will be fine.

At last !!!!
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16 Jun 2018 @ 19:42:13 pm
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Good afternoon. I have just joined the website. We would like to purchase a Sprite Swing caravan. I have a 2013 ix35 executive automatic and was wondering if the vehicle will be able to tow the caravan comfortably?

All feedback will be welcome.

Cheers

Pat

 

Mag nie vir jou sê welkom op die forum nie.

Steamer het dit klaar gedoen.

 

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

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16 Jun 2018 @ 19:54:15 pm
Patvel
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Thank you all for the repairs and advice. I think we have made our minds up and will purchase a Swing. I will then be able to enjoy the caravan fraternity companionship. Baie Frankie San almal. Ek sal julle ophoogte hou van ons kampeer ondervindings

Groete/Greetings

Pat

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