Forum discussion tagged with towing.
  1. K

    Newbie Towbar electrics question

    Hello everyone! I’m shopping around for our first caravan and as a first time tow-er have a few questions if anyone would be kind enough to help me with? I have a 2013 VW Tiguan with a drop-down tow bar and sideways 13-pin socket. I’ve bought one of these (cheapo) 13 pin socket testers which...
  2. G

    New tow car (used)

    Hi everyone, I'm new here and relatively new to towing. We have a kensington compass 4 berth caravan, we are using a 2011 audi a4 to tow, it tows fine although the clutch is on its way out and is a little greedy on the fuel. So we need a new used car to tow, we have been looking at the volvo...
  3. S

    Can I tow a caravan with an electric car?

    Does anyone have an electric car they use as a towing vehicle? I'm just wondering if its a good idea to do this, and how it's worked out for anyone who has tried it?
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    How much does towing a caravan effect your MPG?

    It is obvious that towing a caravan can affect your miles per gallon by quite a bit, but I'm just wondering to what extent it is affected. Does the type of going vehicle you have also have a role to play in this, or is it simply down to the weight of your caravan?
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    Looking for a new car that is capable of towing

    Hello! I currently have a 1999 BMW 523i E39 that on paper is capable of towing 1800 kg but in reality that isn't the case as it struggled with a 1200 kg caravan. It has also given me loads of trouble lately and I'm therefore looking for a new car. I'm primarily looking for a station wagon that...
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    Technical Towing Weights on a BMW 125D

    Hi all So unfortunately this week my trusty 54-plate Audi A3 has been written off (non-fault accident) - this was the vehicle we used for towing our small 2 berth caravan. I'm absolutely gutted as it had taken us 80k miles in 5 years all over the UK on camping adventures :( Anyway, we also...