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Towing my Jurgens Wimpi

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24 Jun 2018 @ 14:38:08 pm
Tony
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Hi Guys just a quick question.

 

I have a jurgens wimpi which weighs 640kg unladen. I have two vehicles namely a toyota 2.4 SG6 which tows like a dream however i also have a Daihatsu terios SWB AWD 1.5 manual. My question is would the Terios be able to tow the van safely? Im a bit scared to tow with it because of its size and weigh although i think it is rated to tow 1350kg and not sure if i would destroy the vehicle.

Advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

Kind regards

Tony

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24 Jun 2018 @ 15:31:25 pm
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Welcome to the forum.

The Wimpy is so light, you can even tow this with a 1.4 Golfie.

I used to tow my previous caravan, a 1981 Caravette 4 with a POLO PLAYA 1.6 FWD.

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24 Jun 2018 @ 16:44:38 pm
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Ek het op n tyd met my 2010 Corolla gekampeer met trailer wat baie dieselfde specs as jou Terios het. Dit was n gewone Campmaster trailer met tent en vol ekstras in. Ek dink nie hy was saam meer as 500-600kg gewees nie. Hy het nie te sleg gesleep op gelyk pad nie...maar met opdraandes het hy baie hard gewerk- soms frustrerend. Volgens sy boekies kon hy tot 1000kg sleep...miskien op sy grootte en gewig,  maar engin sou dit nie maak nie. Ek sou voorstel bly by jou toyota....los die "light duty trips" vir Terios

WAARSKUWING:

Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
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24 Jun 2018 @ 18:21:05 pm
Danie-SLK
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Tony as indicated by Geert I would stay with the bigger tow vehicle.

You can always try it on a short trip close to home and see if you feel the same comfort level whilst towing.

Just my gut feel tells me the Terious will battle with a caravan over 800kg even if it can tow 1350kg. Some of the specs I saw years ago gave the towing capacity only 400kg. That was on the 2008-2011 model. The above model had only 140Nm and a tare of 1490kg. Also the 140Nm came in at 4400 revs which is just too high for a comfortable tow.

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24 Jun 2018 @ 18:51:39 pm
Tony
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Welcome to the forum.

The Wimpy is so light, you can even tow this with a 1.4 Golfie.

I used to tow my previous caravan, a 1981 Caravette 4 with a POLO PLAYA 1.6 FWD.

Thanks for the responses guys. I just took a look at the towbar and its max recommended toeing weight is only 600kg so i think its best not to use it for towing the caravan at all

 

 

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27 Jun 2018 @ 09:58:32 am
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its not the towing power you should be looking at. most vehicles will be able to move any size caravan forard.

i believe it is the stopping power that is far more important. what will occur in the event of an emergency brake?

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