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    Default Any caravan owners out there

    Might sound kinda sad but the wife is pestering me to buy a touring caravan for the coming year.

    Anybody used the cdti 150 for towing?, I'm sure it would be good for the job.

    Caravan weight roughly 1300kgs, wouldn't get a heavier one.

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    We have a caravan, 1325 kg when loaded to maximum weight. Used to tow with citroen picasso but was 100 percent match so recently changed second car for the vectra 2.2 dti saloon, not had towbar fitted yet though. only 33 but no regrets to owning the caravan. check out the prices on www.touringholidays.co.uk, bargain!!!!

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    No 'Van, but a monster trailer tent... and behind the GSi you don't even know you've got it... lets just say that it will happily sit behind with no 'wag' marginally faster than the 50mph it's allowed..

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    I tow with mine, here you go.....





    Mine is the SRi 1.9 150 CDTi, my van fully loaded is 1455kg's, which equates to 92% of the cars kerbweight.

    I have towed across the UK and France with this set up and it's fine, never really drops below 31mpg, but i have to say that since the VXR re-map to 195bhp and 300+ lb/ft, it makes towing even more effortless.

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    I have been caravanning for a good few years now and with the little one it's brilliant. Just booked a few breaks for next year, and also just booked to go back to France.

    I highly recommend 'Select Sites' for any France trip you may plan, they ensure you get the crossings you want and the camp sites.

    Used them last year and they were fantastic, every little bit of information you could ever want is supplied. Can't rate them highly enough.

    For the price, I would never have my main holiday in the UK again, also the roads are better in France and you can do the same speed limit as a car, mine at 70mph on the motorway in 6th on cruise was an absolute delight.
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    Done over 3000 miles towing this year in our 1.9 CDTI (150) Estate with no isses what so ever! Abosolute peach to tow with who needs a 4x4!

    Our Caravan weighs 1380kg.

    Rich

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    thanks for all the info lads, sounds like I'll be getting a tourer while the prices are good.

    Matt hvae you had any insuranve issues with your remap?
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    Was thinking about one but I'm sure my insurance won't be too happy.
    Possibly the caravan club might be more understanding as to the power gains as I hear a lot of people upgrade their diesels via remap or tuning box for towing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy d View Post
    thanks for all the info lads, sounds like I'll be getting a tourer while the prices are good.

    Matt hvae you had any insuranve issues with your remap?
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    Was thinking about one but I'm sure my insurance won't be too happy.
    Possibly the caravan club might be more understanding as to the power gains as I hear a lot of people upgrade their diesels via remap or tuning box for towing.
    See this thread...... http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15879

    They insure my car including the re-map for the exact same premium as my previous insurer who would not cover it. They also cover the wheels, interior bodykit etc. They actually used the fact that I tow to get the re-map covered.

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    The caravan club are expensive for insuring caravans we have found.

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    Here is my old 1.9 CDTi 150 (Standard) with my old Caravan, this one was only 1435kg's fully loaded.


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