Good tower for twin axle swift?

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Good Morning all,

I am thinking about selling my t5 campervan as since we have a caravan now it will get little use for camping.

It makes sense to purchase a vehicle that will tow my swift challenger 625 se , currently we are using the wife's xc60.

I will be looking to spend around 12k for what will be our second car ,Heard good things about kia ?

Any ideas will be very welcome.

Cheers.
 
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We tow our 2000kg twin axle with a Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD. A good tower and at 58mph we get about 22-23mpg. It also has all the "boys toys" Whatever you decide get a towing vehicle with an air suspension as it makes towing just that bit more comfortable.
 
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Is your camper capable of towing the caravan?

It would seem that the optimal outfit for touring is a caravan for your fixed accommodation and a camper to use as your transport and as a day-van for excursions with cooking/cleaning facilities and perhaps your own onboard porta-potti.
 
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Is your camper capable of towing the caravan?

It would seem that the optimal outfit for touring is a caravan for your fixed accommodation and a camper to use as your transport and as a day-van for excursions with cooking/cleaning facilities and perhaps your own onboard porta-potti.
That is a good question.

Rather like caravans, camper vans and motorhomes usually have most of their payload capacity taken up withe the weight of the fittings and fixture, not leaving a lot of capacity for towing. We do see some larger motorhomes towing small cars, but small is the criteria, so its most likely a decent caravan would be beyond the vans towing capacity, But there's nothing lost in trying to find out.
 
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Hi, yes the camper would tow but as said with it being a fully kitted campervan it is on the limits.

The camper is also on lowering springs and the tow hitch is the 7 pin electrics so would need these issues sorted , to be honest i haven't even hitched it onto my van yet as the 7 pin is no good for my caravan atc.

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I’m a big fan of Korean cars Well built and reliable. As long as you’re not a badge snob they do the job very well. We now prefer towing with a pickup truck but prior to this we ran a 2014 Sorento KX2 auto, towing a TA Swift 645 faultlessly for 4 years and 60k miles.( No, tell a lie it needed a new radio aerial). We’ve had Nissans, Volvos and a Mercedes. Best of the bunch all round was the Kia.
 
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I have had my Sante Fe from new and have now got 68k miles on it , its the Auto so towing limit is 2000 kg the manual has a tow limit of 2500kg. top o
 
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Hi. Csmpervan sold no problem so i have now ordered our 2nd car that i will use for towing but also have the wife's volvo xc60.

Delivery next week 2014 sant fa manual 6o k on clock , mint condition looking forward to it as never owned a Hyundia
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Hi. Csmpervan sold no problem so i have now ordered our 2nd car that i will use for towing but also have the wife's volvo xc60.

Delivery next week 2014 sant fa manual 6o k on clock , mint condition looking forward to it as never owned a Hyundia
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Both cars have good reputations for towing. Whatever you chose enjoy it.
 
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Hi. Csmpervan sold no problem so i have now ordered our 2nd car that i will use for towing but also have the wife's volvo xc60.

Delivery next week 2014 sant fa manual 6o k on clock , mint condition looking forward to it as never owned a Hyundia
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Both cars are great towcars enjoy your Hyundai sant fe
 
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Fraseb01, if you have, digital radio on it. Switch it to "Radio" before accessing system β˜† , the whole satnav radio etc will freeze. The only way out of that is to Shut down the car , lock it and leave for 5 to 10 minutes. The computer will reboot its self. And all will be ok. Otherwise a fantastic car. Send me a pM if you need any help.
 
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Both cars have good reputations for towing. Whatever you chose enjoy it.
That is correct but the XC60 could be a bit light for a twin axle although it can tow up to 2300kg. A lot depends on the MTPLM of the twin axle. Not sure about the nose weight.
 
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Buckman, Frasebe has come over to the good side, Frase, I done 180 miles in the first afternoon I picked up my new one , then over 1200 miles in the firstmweek so that I could tow the van. Enjoy your Santa Fe.
 
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Cheers Hutch , to be fair Buckman the volvo tows it with ease very stable and no issues at all tow ball load 110kg caravan mtplm 1800kg.
 
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Oops , Google isn't always correct sorry, i just done a quick search, i should have actually took time and read a few search results.

Yes you are totally correct πŸ‘πŸ‘
 
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Oops , Google isn't always correct sorry, i just done a quick search, i should have actually took time and read a few search results.

Yes you are totally correct πŸ‘πŸ‘
I thought about it as recently someone bought an XC90 and a Buccaneer caravan. The Buccaneer caravan nose weight is a maximum of 150kg and it is nearly impossible to gte it below 120kg without compromising safety. The Volvo XC90 bought had a maximum nose weight of 90kg so after a month it had to be traded in at a loss.
 
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Ouch, you would think the xc90 would have been a lot higher, just shows you never take things for granted .
 

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