Diesel & petrol alternatives? Your thoughts please

KellyHenderson replied on 14/09/2017 14:26

Posted on 14/09/2017 14:26

Good Afternoon,

Hopefully you have now received your September Club Magazine and read the Ask Your Club article (see attached photo) regarding the future of caravanning post 2040.

Have you already changed your vehicle from diesel to petrol?

Is anyone already towing with a hybrid? Maybe a Tesla Model X?

Has the news affected your plans for your next towcar?

It will also be interesting to see how motorhomes evolve into hybrids and/or electric models, which alternative to diesel would you prefer to buy; Hybrid or electric?

 Are you concerned about so few alternatives to diesel at the moment? Would you choose petrol instead if they were more widely available? There is now a VW T6 camper with a petrol engine available. 

Has this news made you think about switching to a car and caravan? Equally would caravanners consider trading in their car and caravan to purchase a hybrid or electric motorhome?

From the questions above, we would love to have your feedback.

One thing is for sure, there will be some interesting times ahead.

The Walters replied on 01/10/2019 20:45

Posted on 14/09/2017 14:26 by KellyHenderson

Good Afternoon,

Hopefully you have now received your September Club Magazine and read the Ask Your Club article (see attached photo) regarding the future of caravanning post 2040.

Have you already changed your vehicle from diesel to petrol?

Is anyone already towing with a hybrid? Maybe a Tesla Model X?

Has the news affected your plans for your next towcar?

It will also be interesting to see how motorhomes evolve into hybrids and/or electric models, which alternative to diesel would you prefer to buy; Hybrid or electric?

 Are you concerned about so few alternatives to diesel at the moment? Would you choose petrol instead if they were more widely available? There is now a VW T6 camper with a petrol engine available. 

Has this news made you think about switching to a car and caravan? Equally would caravanners consider trading in their car and caravan to purchase a hybrid or electric motorhome?

From the questions above, we would love to have your feedback.

One thing is for sure, there will be some interesting times ahead.

Posted on 01/10/2019 20:45

Hi fellow caravanners

I have towed for the last 3 years with a  2L Diesel Octavia Estate. I need to change the car and I am keen to consider a petrol engine. I have been looking at the tow car awards and I am aware that KIA do a petrol injection engine as does SEAT.

I would like to hear from anyone who tows with a petrol engine, if you can let me know your thoughts on pro's and con's Iwould really appreciate it.

Thanks folks

  

MollysMummy replied on 01/10/2019 22:59

Posted on 01/10/2019 20:45 by The Walters

Hi fellow caravanners

I have towed for the last 3 years with a  2L Diesel Octavia Estate. I need to change the car and I am keen to consider a petrol engine. I have been looking at the tow car awards and I am aware that KIA do a petrol injection engine as does SEAT.

I would like to hear from anyone who tows with a petrol engine, if you can let me know your thoughts on pro's and con's Iwould really appreciate it.

Thanks folks

  

Posted on 01/10/2019 22:59

All petrol engined cars are fuel injected these days ..... 🤔 You can tow with a petrol engined car, but they don't tend to have the torque of a diesel & what torque they do have tends to be at higher revs. I've towed in the past with petrol but ... they were 3.0 ... which aren't generally available these days in mainstream cars.