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towcar advice 12 years 7 months ago #80830

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Hi,Im thinking bout caravanning, but my car is a VW Polo 1.4TDI. The year of the car is 2000, and it is a V reg. Are there any caravans/folding campers that could be towed by this car ? Dont know a lot about weights etc. Really would like to start caravanning, but would be reluctant to swap my vehicle. Any advice welcome. Thanks
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towcar advice 12 years 7 months ago #80831

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Hello and welcome to the forum we have the odd numpty on here but don't let that spoil your enjoyment, my wife has this car and it has a maximum towing limit of 1000kg so you would be restricted to older lightweight caravans I don't know a lot about folding campers but I suspect that they would come in below this figure
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towcar advice 12 years 7 months ago #80832

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Hi



firstly welcome to the forum!



here are a couple of websites to start off with:



www.freedomcaravans.com/



www.eriba-amiga.co.uk/index.html



both of which are lightweight caravan sites.



ultimately it depends how much space you need, whether you need toilet/shower etc. we used to tow an Eriba with a 1.4 petrol Renault Scenic, although have now changed cars to make our journeys more comfortable.



hope you find what you are looking for. kind regards.



Mark (",)
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towcar advice 12 years 7 months ago #80833

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Thanks for your comments which were really useful. I have just seen a 1989 Lunar Meteorite with an unladen weight of 589kg. With my Polo's max towing weight of 1000kg,is this a good match or is the van too heavy?
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towcar advice 12 years 7 months ago #80834

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Thanks for your comments which were really useful. I have just seen a 1989 Lunar Meteorite with an unladen weight of 589kg. With my Polo's max towing weight of 1000kg,is this a good match or is the van too heavy?
I can really recommend joining the caravan club or just having a look at their website



Their recommendation is:

www.caravanclub.co.uk/Practical+Help/UK+...Matching/default.htm



Our outfit is a Mendip Magnum (Compass Corona)636 TA towed by a Seat Alhambra tdi - if you use the MTPLM we are at about 95% and it is a stable outfit. Mind you that does not take into account loading, stabiliser or being a twin axle.

From the figures you have given I would expect you to be under the 85% advice
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