Ford kuga 2ltr awd

dave smiffy replied on 06/02/2021 22:19

Posted on 06/02/2021 22:19

i was interested in a kuga  but just looked at towcar.info with a twin wheel bailey it looks to heavy . so i think i will keep with my touareg she can pull anything and so comfortable 

Timboc replied on 11/02/2021 08:57

Posted on 11/02/2021 08:57

We have a 2016 Titanium X 180 Auto, and tow a Bailey Unicorn Valencia (single axle) with ease, but I wouldnt want to to tow anything heavier.

My advice is either a bigger car, or a smaller caravan

mylo replied on 11/02/2021 16:27

Posted on 11/02/2021 16:27

Hi tow twin axle bailey with ford kuga towed to south of France in 2019 and back no problems Cornwall last year no problems lots of other trips it is fitted with ford factory fit tow bar so has trailer control and caravan has act control fitted is well in manafactors towing limits 

Fozzie replied on 11/02/2021 16:59

Posted on 11/02/2021 16:27 by mylo

Hi tow twin axle bailey with ford kuga towed to south of France in 2019 and back no problems Cornwall last year no problems lots of other trips it is fitted with ford factory fit tow bar so has trailer control and caravan has act control fitted is well in manafactors towing limits 

Posted on 11/02/2021 16:59

Manufacturers towing limits are completely different to my towing limits.

JVB66 replied on 11/02/2021 17:27

Posted on 11/02/2021 16:27 by mylo

Hi tow twin axle bailey with ford kuga towed to south of France in 2019 and back no problems Cornwall last year no problems lots of other trips it is fitted with ford factory fit tow bar so has trailer control and caravan has act control fitted is well in manafactors towing limits 

Posted on 11/02/2021 17:27

Many manufacturers will give a 2000kg tow limit on their vehicles which if often higher than the actual weight of the vehiclesurprised

And as noted in the latest Mayday/Green flag information

I quote "we. will cover it when the caravan/trailer when loaded and weighs no more than the empty weight of the vehicle towing it

mylo replied on 11/02/2021 17:41

Posted on 11/02/2021 17:41

Caravan weight is les than car approximately 95% so still in line with both clubs advice up to 100% for experience drivers towing caravans and I find twin axle more stable on the road than single axle

MJG1959 replied on 12/02/2021 14:10

Posted on 11/02/2021 17:41 by mylo

Caravan weight is les than car approximately 95% so still in line with both clubs advice up to 100% for experience drivers towing caravans and I find twin axle more stable on the road than single axle

Posted on 12/02/2021 14:10

I have towed a twin axle caravan extensively at 96% of the cars (Antara) mass in service.

This included trips through Europe to Northern Italy, down to Provence and in the UK up to the highlands and down to Cornwall.

I wouldn't hesitate to do the same again though I currently tow a lighter 'van with a 2wd 2 litre 150ps Kuga.

As long as you are legal, within manufacturer limits then it is no problem.

Of course you will always find people who don't agree and will tut tut at you for doing so but invariably this will be people who have never done it and slavishly stick to the 85% 'rule', despite that being the one recommended for inexperienced towers.