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a3 18t any good at towing?

a3 1.8t Aug 5, 2012

  1. a3 1.8t

    a3 1.8t Member

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    thinking of putting a tow bar on my a3 1.8t stage one revo to pull my caravan its only light 750kg dont like the idea of having a towbar hanging out the back of the car though, has anyone fitted a detachable one? Are they any good at towing?

    Regards Tom
     
  2. a3 1.8t

    a3 1.8t Member

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    no one else towed with theres?
     
  3. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I've done loads of towing with my mums old 1.9tdi 8L, towed Minis and all sorts around on it, up to about 1200kg total,

    used to tow an 800kg mini on a 10' single axle trailer happily at 80 on the motorway,

    I think you'd be fine with a small caravan, so long as it's balanced to get the hitch weight right
     
  4. beanoir

    beanoir Large Member

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    A 750kg caravan would be about 50% ratio so you'd be ore than fine, the recommendation is for the caravan to weigh no more than 85% of the curb weight of the towing vehicle.

    Weight distribution is important too.
     
  5. a3 1.8t

    a3 1.8t Member

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    spot on thanks! :)
     

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