Rear Wheel Drive.

replied on 11/06/2019 22:30

Posted on 11/06/2019 22:30

I'm looking at changing the car.

 I've only ever towed with front wheel drive, considering the wet weather,

If I bought the very desirable automotive sculpture with pornographic interior which just happens to be rear wheel drive, what pitfalls could there be?

Wet weather driving/Hill starts ?

 

EasyT replied on 11/06/2019 22:33

Posted on 11/06/2019 22:33

I've towed with rear wheel drive and preferred them on grass CL sites by far. 

MollysMummy replied on 11/06/2019 22:46

Posted on 11/06/2019 22:46

The only pitfalls of a rear wheel drive is the possibility of over steer when you're going round a slippery bend, but modern day electrickery in the guise traction control/stability control or similar will usually keep the back at the back rather than leading the way. 

Hill starts are just normal starts with RWD unlike a FWD that can have the habit of loosing traction especially with a caravan in tow.

Just learn where the ESP/TC switch is to turn it off ..... sometimes it's better to let a wheel slip a little.

I've never owned a FWD tow car .....

Whittakerr replied on 12/06/2019 06:44

Posted on 12/06/2019 06:44

Ive towed with both front wheel and rear wheel drive cars. They do feel a little different, both when towing and when solo, but in my opinion one is not any worse or better, just different. I wouldn't let it be a major factor when choosing a car.

EasyT replied on 12/06/2019 07:25

Posted on 12/06/2019 06:44 by Whittakerr

Ive towed with both front wheel and rear wheel drive cars. They do feel a little different, both when towing and when solo, but in my opinion one is not any worse or better, just different. I wouldn't let it be a major factor when choosing a car.

Posted on 12/06/2019 07:25

I think on wet grass and particularly up a slope having the caravan weight over the driving wheels is better than having it over the non driven wheels when pulling away

Whittakerr replied on 12/06/2019 07:53

Posted on 12/06/2019 07:25 by EasyT

I think on wet grass and particularly up a slope having the caravan weight over the driving wheels is better than having it over the non driven wheels when pulling away

Posted on 12/06/2019 07:53

Completely agree with you EasyT.

I may have just been lucky but it never caused a problem when towing with my FWD Audi, even on wet grass. Minor inclines never caused me a problem, I cant recall ever having to tow on up a substantial incline on wet grass so as i say i may have just been lucky.laughing

JVB66 replied on 12/06/2019 10:26

Posted on 12/06/2019 10:26

  • A modern 4x4 with electronic control of the rear wheels ,we find , is the go almost any where vehicle and our 2ltr will still give over 40mpg when solo
  • And in the years we have towed from an Austin A55 through most UK makes To our latest auto of three Kia Sportages ((do not get the gutless petrol version)

MollysMummy replied on 12/06/2019 10:49

Posted on 12/06/2019 10:26 by JVB66
  • A modern 4x4 with electronic control of the rear wheels ,we find , is the go almost any where vehicle and our 2ltr will still give over 40mpg when solo
  • And in the years we have towed from an Austin A55 through most UK makes To our latest auto of three Kia Sportages ((do not get the gutless petrol version)

Posted on 12/06/2019 10:49

you mean a part time 4x4 then 😉

lornalou1 replied on 12/06/2019 12:13

Posted on 12/06/2019 10:26 by JVB66
  • A modern 4x4 with electronic control of the rear wheels ,we find , is the go almost any where vehicle and our 2ltr will still give over 40mpg when solo
  • And in the years we have towed from an Austin A55 through most UK makes To our latest auto of three Kia Sportages ((do not get the gutless petrol version)

Posted on 12/06/2019 12:13

that's a 2x4. 4 when needed. not a true 4x4 when all are used all the time.

JVB66 replied on 12/06/2019 17:15

Posted on 12/06/2019 17:15

It is still far superior to standard 2 wheel drive if we are being "specific "and rear wheel 2 wheel drive is ok in good conditions but in poor conditions are normally at the front of the queue of frustrated front wheel drive vehicles and electronlcly conected 4x4 trying to get pastcool