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    Towing?

    I know there’s a chance I may get flamed but here goes we’ve bought a two berth caravan and so far the wife and two dogs are loving it we’re off to Cornwall again on Thursday, we’ve done two trips so far and the thing I notice is she seems laboured in the way she pulls, better in sport as she holds gears a bit longer.
    Is this normal never towed anything before, the van is rated 1300kg all up and the handbook for the R has her at a max of 1600kg
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    Come on man, what do you expect? You've just added 1.3ton to the weight of your car.

    You'd be better off with a Diesel for that rather than a petrol. Better low down torque due to the LPT. Don't forget the R turbo boost is torque dependant, so you'd need to have the revs above 3k to prevent to feel it pulling. Your gonna be in single figures (mpg) most of the time too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeT5 View Post
    Your gonna be in single figures (mpg) most of the time too.
    Not quite, just back from a trip to Cornwall averaged 13 on the way down😬 she threw up a lambda light while I was there cleared that and she done 18 on the way back.

    Thanks for your opinion anyway.
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    As Lee has said, our cars aren't the best for towing compared to a diesel with lower end torque, etc. It would be nice if they were and we can dream

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