Land Rover Discovery Sport vs Adria Isonzo

MaxHeadroom replied on 24/07/2019 14:01

Posted on 24/07/2019 14:01

Hi all,

      We're thinking of replacing our Swift caravan with and Adria Adora Isonzo. As we have a Land Rover Discovery Sport SE Tech (180) I thought this would be a reasonably easy match. 

Looking at the attached data below it appears that it's not a straight forward match or am I being over cautious? I've been towing a caravan for 4 years so am fairly experienced. Another thing of note is that the Adria does not come with ATC. 

Help and advice would be gratefully received.

Andy.

ocsid replied on 25/07/2019 11:03

Posted on 25/07/2019 11:03

"I can’t say that I feel any unease with the way the caravan behaves now after the move, although I agree that in principle it is good idea and I may go for it again with my next caravan."

Again, that statement indicates the often expressed, but underlying misunderstanding of what these systems are there to do.

They don't alter how a combination tows until an issue is encountered to begin to destabilise it, so hopefully one will not notice any difference in normal circumstances. If so then there is a totally unrelated issue that needs addressing.

Akin to seat belts and airbags it is a device that intervenes only when a precursor to a developing issue, here a snake is detected. Like seat belts hopefully a total waste of money, but many of us prefer it stays that way.

 

Lutz replied on 25/07/2019 11:20

Posted on 25/07/2019 11:03 by AnotherDavid

I had ATC fitted to a Fendt and did feel it operate a couple of times but not in a threatening situation (just me taking a camber change quickly). In the following van I did 37k miles and never noticed it once.

My current van does not have a stability device and it couldn't be installed  as an after fit (Nott chasis) but have so far towed 2500 miles with two bikes at the rear without a problem.

However still think its a good idea and would get ATC fitted on your Alko chasis

Posted on 25/07/2019 11:20

The LEAS system which works on the same principle as AlKo’s ATC is universal and can be retrofitted on any Knott chassis 

flatcoat replied on 25/07/2019 11:51

Posted on 25/07/2019 11:51

If i had a limited budget i would prioritise the following in order of: wheels balanced, fit shocks, fit ATC. The first two provide an active contribution to the outfits behaviour and stability, ATC is reactive. However not all caravan towers are perfect drivers with the ability to foresee other drivers/vehicles behaviours so whilst in theory there should not be a need for any safety or stability aid on any vehicle, i drive in the real world of  unpredictable idiots on the road. My ATC last activated when a driver of an old Kia Tucson towing an older caravan south on the A42 on Saturday 13th July could not abide me overtaking (he was doing 55, i was doing a legal 60) and nearly took out the front of my car when he suddenly carved me up to stay in front of me. Another reason i also have a dash cam. 

AnotherDavid replied on 25/07/2019 11:58

Posted on 25/07/2019 11:20 by Lutz

The LEAS system which works on the same principle as AlKoโ€™s ATC is universal and can be retrofitted on any Knott chassis 

Posted on 25/07/2019 11:58

Hi Lutz

I should have said I was unable to get it fitted as my dealer could not get the parts.

MollysMummy replied on 25/07/2019 12:09

Posted on 25/07/2019 12:09

I've no idea if my caravan's ATC has ever kicked in .... I've certainly never felt anything, not even the other week when overtaking a HGV at a little faster than I would have liked & got a bit of a wobble on when pulling out of his slip stream. ๐Ÿค”

JVB66 replied on 25/07/2019 12:35

Posted on 25/07/2019 12:09 by MollysMummy

I've no idea if my caravan's ATC has ever kicked in .... I've certainly never felt anything, not even the other week when overtaking a HGV at a little faster than I would have liked & got a bit of a wobble on when pulling out of his slip stream. ๐Ÿค”

Posted on 25/07/2019 12:35

I should get your ATC checked wink

Tinwheeler replied on 25/07/2019 13:12

Posted on 25/07/2019 13:06 by MollysMummy

I do๐Ÿ˜Š  .... 4 tonnes is a bit more than I'd like to try to bring to a stop side ways ๐Ÿ˜‰

Posted on 25/07/2019 13:12

…or evenly suddenly. Therefore, the ATC is unlikely to engage๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป