Hyundai i800

justgoogleit replied on 11/12/2018 05:37

Posted on 11/12/2018 05:37

Hello folks, just after the benefits of a little collective wisdom. Wondering what people think of an i800 as a tow vehicle? Specifically, whether or not it has enough power? Kerbweight of 2238kgs pulling a Coachman 580 (MIRO 1346kgs). Vehicle has 134bhp and 253Nm torque. We have three kids so I'm guessing a total of somewhere between 600-750kgs cargo (including bodyweight!).

justgoogleit replied on 11/12/2018 14:09

Posted on 11/12/2018 14:09

Thanks David but I think that previous thread refers to the 168bhp engine. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts about the newer, lower powered ones at 134bhp?

Thanks anyway though.

lornalou1 replied on 11/12/2018 16:20

Posted on 11/12/2018 16:20

cargo doesn't get added to the kerb weight of the vehicle but it's heavy enough to pull the caravan as well under the 85%. the user pay load of the average caravan is around the 160kg mark so add this to the miro gives mtplm of caravan. the plate near door will give the mtplm and if this is not enough you can usually upgrade which will give a little more.

Berth
5
MiRO
1400kg
Payload
165kg
MTPLM
1565kg
Interior length
5.75m
Shipping length
7.38m
Width
2.26m
Height
2.6m
Awning size
1015cm

this was taken from Practicl caravan review 2014. hope it helps

justgoogleit replied on 11/12/2018 23:28

Posted on 11/12/2018 23:28

Thanks Lornalou. I guess I've not explained myself very well. I'm wondering whether a 134BHP 253Nm engine would be decent enough to pull all the combined weights I've mentioned. So a 2238kgs vehicle pulling a 1346kg MIRO caravan with about 650kgs of cargo spread within vehicle and caravan. My maths tells me 4234kgs.

Anybody any thoughts?

EasyT replied on 12/12/2018 07:03

Posted on 12/12/2018 07:03

My maths tells me 4234kgs.

With that sort of total weight I personally would want the 160BHP. However I would not choose that option because I would wish to have a vehicle capable of towing more than a 1500kg limit. 

My priorities may well be different as I have a 2005 136BHP X-Trail with 1,725 kerbweight pulling a 1,500 mptlm caravan and a train weigh of about 3,500 kgs and would not wish an additional 700kgs train weight on that size BHP. The reason my priorities may be different is that my tow car is principally used when away in the caravan that being over 85% of its usage. If I was working and the car was used without the caravan mainly and if I needed the space I might consider the auto. In truth however I would more likely look at a different people carrier

Cornersteady replied on 12/12/2018 08:51

Posted on 12/12/2018 08:51

It is a 8 seater and the third row of seats do not fold down so unless you need all those seats a Santa Fe, 7 seats and where the third row folds down and allows more boot space when needed (or Tucson) might be a better and cheaper option?

viatorem replied on 12/12/2018 12:09

Posted on 12/12/2018 12:09

I think that the I800 being RWD would be a reasonable towcar, they are very spacious. A friend of mine has one and racks up the miles fully loaded solo. The only real issue has been corrosion to the heater pipes that run to the rear of the car, replaced under warranty.

This may be an alternative with more power, 4wd but one seat less.

http://www.ssangyonggb.co.uk/new/ssangyong/turismo/4x4