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    Jason EhrlichParticipant

    Good day,

    I was wondering if anyone out there had ever towed a caravan with a Ford Kuga 1.6 Petrol Automatic AWD?

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    Gerd Kopanski
    Gerd Kopanski on

    Hi Jason

    I pulled a caravan named Caravette 2 with a GVM of 750kg  once on a long journey with the old  Merc A-class 160 ,but manual transmission.  On short journeys (max 200 km from home) it was bearable but on the 3 week excursion into Namibia up to Etosha and back via Upington it was not nice, in particular when I had a fairly strong headwind resulting in labouring the engine in 3rd gear for hours. Also, slight uphills forced  a down shift into 4th and even 3rd gear.

    Although I enjoyed the trip and the camping tremendously I felt sorry for the engine and the clutch.

    I would not recommend long and extensive caravan towing with any 1.6 l engine….

     

     

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