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    Default Impressed yet again!!

    Well this weekend I've been towing a 3 tonne 14ft trailer loaded with 2 tonnes of paving slabs.

    The 120 CDTi vectra is more than capable of towing this even on the hills of Mid Wales.

    Is this the heaviest load that a Vectra has pulled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greeningr
    Well this weekend I've been towing a 3 tonne 14ft trailer loaded with 2 tonnes of paving slabs.

    The 120 CDTi vectra is more than capable of towing this even on the hills of Mid Wales.

    Is this the heaviest load that a Vectra has pulled?
    That's a lot more than I would tow! Are the diesels rated for higher towing loads? (my petrol's rated for 1600 kg with a braked trailer)



    B.T.W. I would have had no idea where Drenewydd or Powys are

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    Quote Originally Posted by greeningr
    Is this the heaviest load that a Vectra has pulled?

    nope .. pulled a brian james car trailer with another car on the top...WAYYYY over the maximum towing limits but it just grunted it...

    the ultimate way to lower the vectra..

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    I think I can safely say I was well over the recommended towing weight but hey, it pulled it okay.

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    i bet you had fun when you had to stop

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    I once towed a trailer that was over weight, fortunatly the car that was on the trailer was chained down, as it started to snake when we were on the M1, untill I got the car under control I was useing the hard shoulder, lane one and lane two, trying to keep the car and trailer in astright line. when I did get the car in a safe stright line it was several minutes untill I noticed the car,s started to overtake me again, they were probably waiting for me to turn the lot over, but I got a way with it fortunatly.

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    Once upon a time I was driving down the M1 and I saw a car in front of me towing a car on a trailer.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by greeningr
    Well this weekend I've been towing a 3 tonne 14ft trailer loaded with 2 tonnes of paving slabs.

    The 120 CDTi vectra is more than capable of towing this even on the hills of Mid Wales.

    Is this the heaviest load that a Vectra has pulled?
    And while you were towing you had NO INSURANCE. Exceed any of the manufacturers limits and your insurance is void. Could have been a very expensive accident and loss of your driving licence.

    I have seen too many bad accidents involving trailers so please keep the weight within legal limits even if you feel that the car is up to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bri
    And while you were towing you had NO INSURANCE. Exceed any of the manufacturers limits and your insurance is void. Could have been a very expensive accident and loss of your driving licence.

    I have seen too many bad accidents involving trailers so please keep the weight within legal limits even if you feel that the car is up to it.

    Good point that....I hadn't thought of that. Note to self. don't do it again!!!

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