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Old 18-08-14, 19:55
Alpenweiss2 Alpenweiss2 is offline
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Hello all!

We are heading off to France to relocate in October and will be heading down in our trusty T4 1.9tdi conversion and also towing a caravan! The caravan is a Swift Corvette and weighs around 950KG when loaded.

I wanted to know how much I could load the van as well as towing the caravan? The van was originally an 800 1.9td, but as I have said it is now a 1.9 TDI AHU with intercooler and uprated injectors putting out around 120BHP.

Don't want to overload the van and put strain on the engine/chassis etc!!

Any advice?
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Old 18-08-14, 20:08
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Default Re: Advice on towing with a T4?

Look at your vehicle plate. It give max towing weight and gives max gross train weight.

Your engine has nothing to do with it.
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Old 18-08-14, 20:10
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Some reading https://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=69848
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Old 18-08-14, 21:43
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Default Re: Advice on towing with a T4?

Just towed my caravan down to cornwall weighs 1600kg + all gear awning etc in van , was 800 special now with 1z tdi pulled ok in standard tune but should be well capable with 120hp upgrade &
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Old 19-08-14, 21:32
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Default Re: Advice on towing with a T4?

I pull a big twin axle van with my swb caravelle 2.5tdi 102 -no problem - though I have got a set of rake's PP1 injectors in there now.
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