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Tow car for van over 1700kg ? 6 months 2 weeks ago #425906

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Looking at the new Ellddis Afinity 840 so looking for suggestions on tow cars that are up for the job
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Tow car for van over 1700kg ? 6 months 2 weeks ago #425909

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I tow my 1700kg van with a Shogun, so you will be looking at a fair size vehicle, Kia Sorento? Discovery? Range Rover? Suspect others will be along with some more suggestions/
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Tow car for van over 1700kg ? 6 months 2 weeks ago #425918

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All going to depend on budget, age, level of comfort and kit. Whatever anyone advises will be what they have/had and it'll be the best thing since sliced bread (which we don't have in this house) :evil:

We tow our 1800kg van with a pick up because of the need for carrying 5 and a big boot space is essential. Not first choice on many people's list of tow cars. We are both happy with stability and performance when towing and it pootles about quite happily when not towing too.
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Tow car for van over 1700kg ? 6 months 2 weeks ago #425921

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I had a terrano as my first tow car, I got rid because it drank fuel like no tomorrow on my commute to work; but it was a good solid tow car, solid, stable and heavy. Good fun to drive. If I remeber the kerb weight of my model was around the 2000kg mark.
Hyundia Santa FE 2.2 CRDI 4x4 tugging an Adria altea 552 Tamar... just the wife, the organic alarm clocks (kids) and myself.
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Tow car for van over 1700kg ? 6 months 2 weeks ago #425930

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I think you are in Disco, Shogun territory if you want a good safety margin and a really good tow car. The Kia or Hyundia would manage it but no great safety margin from my point of view.
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Tow car for van over 1700kg ? 6 months 2 weeks ago #425982

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Hi i have a 625 cameo 1850kg tow with kia sorento no problem a t c on car and van been France
and down to Croatia much better on fuel than shogun which i had before and been dead reliable
manual auto before not good towing B)
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Tow car for van over 1700kg ? 5 months 3 weeks ago #426714

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Thanks for the suggestions and advice. Gone for a new Audi Q7
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Tow car for van over 1700kg ? 5 months 2 weeks ago #426788

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The Audi looks a good choice so hope it goes well.
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Tow car for van over 1700kg ? 5 months 2 weeks ago #426812

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We are towing a 2016 Swift Conqueror 645 (MPTLM 1900Kg) with our auto 2014 Sorento. Good stable outfit, nearly 100% ratio but loaded sensibly and carefully never been an issue. Excellent towcar. The latest incarnation has really raised their game..
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