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Postby Martinrushden » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:16 pm

does anybody use their 206cc for towing a caravan, ive got a 300tdi discovery i use, but on the odd occasion we would like to use the car, max weight of caravan is 1150kg.
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Re: caravan towing

Postby gazza82 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:19 pm

You might be unlucky .. CC is 1100kg max ..

http://www.towingcapacity.co.uk/car-make-model/peugeot/


I'd hate to try as that rear suspension is soft with the torsion bars already. That weight will have the rear end scraping on the road.
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Re: caravan towing

Postby IanL » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:21 pm

The handbook does allow towing, subject to a Peugeot towbar being fitted.

Petrol engines 1100 kg, diesel 900kg for braked trailer. Unbraked only 600 kg for both.
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Re: caravan towing

Postby Capncol » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:30 pm

I wouldn't want to tow a caravan with a 206CC even within the limits (and I do a lot of towing)
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Re: caravan towing

Postby Martinrushden » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:00 pm

Ok thanks for the input,will have to get the other half to change her car .
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Re: caravan towing

Postby gazza82 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:57 pm

I'd lose the caravan ... ;-)
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Re: caravan towing

Postby Spitfire6 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:33 pm

IanL wrote:The handbook does allow towing, subject to a Peugeot towbar being fitted.

Petrol engines 1100 kg, diesel 900kg for braked trailer. Unbraked only 600 kg for both.


Hi,
I would have thought the diesel would have more power at lower engine revs. I guess they chose a transmission more in favour of lower revs?

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Re: caravan towing

Postby IanL » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:52 am

I think it may be that the diesel engine weighs more, so reducing the trailer weight to maintain the same GVW.
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Re: caravan towing

Postby Capncol » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:43 pm

Correct Ian. My last Mercedes Vito had a bigger payload / towing weight than the current one. Earlier was 2.2 4 cyl / current is 3.0 V6
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Re: caravan towing

Postby steve747 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:35 pm

Hi
I was thinking of towing a trailer tent, the weight is around 500 to 600kgs.
not sure if its going to be braked..
What do you think ???



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Re: caravan towing

Postby IanL » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:58 pm

Depends on the weight distribution, You don't want too much downforce on the tow ball, especially as the boot is likely to be loaded.
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Re: caravan towing

Postby Capncol » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:55 pm

I think you may be over the max un- braked weight. Check on the link above (as well as reading other comments)
At least a trailer tent hasn't got as much windage as a caravan.
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