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#21 Furryfred


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Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:39 AM

[b]I just bought a 2002 2.0 HDI SX and will be towing an early 1976 Eriba Familia which weighs in at a heavy 400kg the smaller 1960's Eriba Puck weighs about 300kg.
Will be interesting to see what mpg i get compared to the heavy weight caravans that are towed by Cit Pics.

Check out my caravan here.[/b]


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#22 Wireless


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Posted 28 June 2011 - 11:22 PM

I do like the Eriba, we're thinking about getting one, but I may have to save a few more pennies.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 11:24 AM

Really pleased with my new 'Supercar' 1.6 HDi (110BHP) no Particulate filter 55 plate now had several around 100 miles tows. Returning 40 - 44 MPG towing 900Kg Caravan

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 09:12 PM

35.2 from a 2008 92bhp diesel hauling a well laden Elddis Cyclone 17ft up the dreaded A9 from central Scotland to Aviemore.

Fitted an old Bulldog stabiliser which almost eradicated the "Bucking Bronco" effect.

On return trip used cruise control which was far too slow in responding to inclines,and speed dropped, otherwise ok.

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:57 AM

I was gettnig high 30s on my C4GP 2.0HDi with my Coachman 2 berth. I've just bought a new(er) caravan (1994 Lunar Planet Saturn 5 berth) which is a bit heavier. I've only towed it to where I have it stored (a friend's house) when I picked it up so I don't know what I'll be getting until we go on our first outing.

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 12:16 PM

Got it down to 12.2mpg once but that was hoofing it in 3rd gear uphill on the M62 coming out of Brighouse with a "wee" bit more weight than it should have had behind it :blush:


That bit of motorway is a drag but pales into insignificance to the long haul eastward up out of Milnrow, responsible for many a lorry catching fire from overheating