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What car do you tow with

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Post by mike on Sun 19 Jun 2011, 3:40 pm

Thought it may be interesting to see what cars people use,there used to be a chap in the dandy owners club that towed with a 3 wheeler,i have a picture but wont post it because i downloaded it for personnel use only,i towed my first dandy with a 1.2 punto, it was a max load 500kg delta and it would go really well.Changed my punto for a new one then sold the delta and bought the six there are obviously limitations to what a 1.2 punto can do with a 750kg trailer but it works third gear on steep hills and second on really steep hills if i dont get a run,fifth gear on level roads 50mph no problem.

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Post by Eilis on Sun 19 Jun 2011, 3:44 pm

I have a 1.8 Toyota Avensis which tows with no problems, as you'd expect given the engine size Smile only towed for the first time a few years ago so i've never towed with a different car
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Post by Nick on Sun 19 Jun 2011, 5:22 pm

we tow with my Mitsubishi Colt 1.5 Turbo Diesel,its fairly easy and the economy is still upwards of 50mpg when towing.We are considering selling both our cars towards the end of the year and buying a 2or3year old Nissan Navara Pick Up truck or big estate so the bike and dog and basically everything can come with us.
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Post by yiddo on Sun 19 Jun 2011, 8:38 pm

Ford Fusion and Triumph Herald
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Post by Helen on Sun 19 Jun 2011, 8:51 pm

yiddo wrote:Ford Fusion and Triumph Herald

As much as I like the Fusion I know which one I would rather be out in Very Happy
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Post by vickoir on Sun 19 Jun 2011, 8:52 pm

ha ha helen beat me to Wink
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Post by Keith on Mon 20 Jun 2011, 11:37 am

I tow our Dnady 6 with a 1999 1.8 Focus, does the job brillantly coming back from Leicester after buying it.
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Post by Owd Lad on Fri 01 Jul 2011, 10:20 pm

We use a 2004 Citroen Berlingo 2 litre diesel HDI. Apart from the fact that it looks a bit 'Postman Pat'ish' we've found it to be one of the best and most functional vehicles we've owned. It's got plenty of power for a Dandy, a huge amount of room inside and will still return almost 50mpg when towing. Another plus point is that, because it's a bit higher than most, I can see over the top of the Designer when towing. A luxury vehicle it is not but for general comfort, reliability and practicality we really do rate it highly. I never thought I'd say that about a French car!
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Post by Helen on Sat 02 Jul 2011, 6:03 am

We now have a Santa fe, we did tow with a 1.6 peugeot SW and I preferred the boot space in that and it used a lot less fuel.
The reason for the 4WD is more about my husband getting to work in winter as we live in Oldham and he works in Yorkshire.
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Post by mike on Sat 02 Jul 2011, 7:17 am

Owd Lad wrote:We use a 2004 Citroen Berlingo 2 litre diesel HDI. Apart from the fact that it looks a bit 'Postman Pat'ish' we've found it to be one of the best and most functional vehicles we've owned. It's got plenty of power for a Dandy, a huge amount of room inside and will still return almost 50mpg when towing. Another plus point is that, because it's a bit higher than most, I can see over the top of the Designer when towing. A luxury vehicle it is not but for general comfort, reliability and practicality we really do rate it highly. I never thought I'd say that about a French car!


Steve

We have been saying for a while now with the lack of real storage space in the dandy your choice would have to be a serious contender if we ever change car.

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Post by sharon on Sat 02 Jul 2011, 8:49 am

We have a Ford Galaxy. Lots of space when it's just myself & Mark Smile
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Post by carl on Sat 02 Jul 2011, 9:46 am

this is my pulling machine (sorry this is not a dandy on the back its my last camper that i sold to get a dandy)
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Post by The Admiral on Sat 02 Jul 2011, 12:58 pm

We tow Minnie with a 1.4 Honda Jazz with no problems. We chose the Jazz because with the seats down there is acres of room inside which was really useful when we used to have a tent and is still useful now with Minnie as it means we can fit all our medieval kit and tent in easily. What car do you tow with 184121345
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Post by bideford on Sat 02 Jul 2011, 11:39 pm

I'm going to tow it with this:

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1989 VW T25 Autohomes Kamper

Guess I'll be at the front of a long queue!!
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Post by mike on Sun 03 Jul 2011, 6:59 am

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Guess I'll be at the front of a long queue!!



Let em wait you have the style and good taste Very Happy
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Post by mike on Sun 03 Jul 2011, 7:23 am

carl wrote:this is my pulling machine (sorry this is not a dandy on the back its my last camper that i sold to get a dandy)
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Somehow Carl i dont see you struggling towing lol!
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Post by mike on Mon 04 Jul 2011, 6:43 pm

Found the limit of a 1200 punto towing a dandy 6 on the way home from the meet, a 10% hill with a double bend at the bottom so no run at it needed 2nd gear affraid the lowest i have ever had to go.
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Post by Helen on Mon 04 Jul 2011, 7:04 pm

The only problem we have with towing our dandy with a Santa-fe is Puntos slowing us down
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Post by Lol and Steve on Mon 04 Jul 2011, 7:09 pm

Hi everyone,

The best car we ever towed with was a zafira it was brilliant, but as the children got older and moved on we decided to go for a smaller more economical car so we got a mitsubishi colt which stood up to the job of towing too, but it was a bit small for us so now some more years later we are on an astra and it is ok but a bit sluggish on hills, i think it would be fine if it was a bit newer but it will do for now, we will have to start saving up again for the next one.

The cars i have described are when towing a 6 berth destiny. of course all of them can whip round with the 4 berth dart like it's not there, one of the beauties of the small dandy.

lol!
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Post by mike on Mon 04 Jul 2011, 7:10 pm

helen wrote:The only problem we have with towing our dandy with a Santa-fe is Puntos slowing us down
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Did the whole weekend on a 1/4 of a tank cheers cheers cheers you should have been behind me in Scotland with my motor home affraid
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Post by bideford on Sun 10 Jul 2011, 11:10 pm

There you go - first trip out with the Dandy - all set for the return home from CamperJam.

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Post by vickoir on Sun 10 Jul 2011, 11:27 pm

bideford wrote:There you go - first trip out with the Dandy - all set for the return home from CamperJam.

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hope you had a good time and your mum was comfy in dandy
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Post by Eilis on Mon 11 Jul 2011, 6:57 am

looking forward to hearing what your mum thought of the dandy Very Happy
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Post by Helen on Mon 11 Jul 2011, 7:12 am

That looks really good together and a great set up, you have the best of both worlds with the camper van and Dandy thanks for posting the pictures What car do you tow with 2170595768
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Post by Cazz on Fri 15 Jul 2011, 2:05 pm

bideford wrote:I'm going to tow it with this:

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1989 VW T25 Autohomes Kamper

Guess I'll be at the front of a long queue!!

We will also tow with this, a 1.6TD, it was all smoke and no poke until last month. What's 60mph, lol.

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