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Hi guys, has any of you ever towed a caravan with a 1.9 td, if so was it any good. I am going to view one in the morning, I was after a 2.5 tdi as i want to use it to tow my caravan on family holidays how ever this 1.9 td looks very tidy on the photos ( come to think of it so did all the other sheds ive been to see lol ) also what are common faults to look for on these, any advice would be greatly appreciated

cheers MICK (NEWBIE)
 

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i get over taken by family hatchbacks towing cravans when my van is empty towing nothing and ive done 1.9td project power LOL:LOL:LOL:
 

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Buy the best van you can afford to suit what you need it for.....

Whilst the 1.9 might not be 'all powerful', you are supposed to stick to 60mph with a caravan anyway. Rasp:

With some fuel and boost tweaks (done properly), mine is as capable at pulling uphill as many standard 2.5s - but I rarely go above 65mph on the motorways, as it just eats fuel......with a caravan in tow, that speed malarky isn't an issue for you.......

If the van is decent, with a good history, then it'll likely be fine. The cost of servicing is far below what a 2.5 costs and, as I say, with some tweaks, you can easily have 88bhp power (if not a little more) for NO cost at all............... :)
 

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Buy the best van you can afford to suit what you need it for.....

Whilst the 1.9 might not be 'all powerful', you are supposed to stick to 60mph with a caravan anyway. Rasp:

With some fuel and boost tweaks (done properly), mine is as capable at pulling uphill as many standard 2.5s - but I rarely go above 65mph on the motorways, as it just eats fuel......with a caravan in tow, that speed malarky isn't an issue for you.......

If the van is decent, with a good history, then it'll likely be fine. The cost of servicing is far below what a 2.5 costs and, as I say, with some tweaks, you can easily have 88bhp power (if not a little more) for NO cost at all............... :)
The van looks and sounds like its a decent one its on a 02 reg. I have got to get a 51 reg or newer so my private plate can go on ( i got a bit merry on stella a couple of weeks ago and purchased a number plate from the dvla,s website and i hadnt even got a t4 to put it on, so the wifes not impressed to say the least ) I have towed the caravan with the wifes peugeot 307 hdi before so i would think a t4 1.9 td will do a lot better than that ( her car couldnt pull the skin off a rice pudding ) also what make lowered rear springs do you think would be best for towing use,I am only going to lower it 40mm/45mm at the rear max
 

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Buy the best van you can afford to suit what you need it for.....

Whilst the 1.9 might not be 'all powerful', you are supposed to stick to 60mph with a caravan anyway. Rasp:

With some fuel and boost tweaks (done properly), mine is as capable at pulling uphill as many standard 2.5s - but I rarely go above 65mph on the motorways, as it just eats fuel......with a caravan in tow, that speed malarky isn't an issue for you.......

If the van is decent, with a good history, then it'll likely be fine. The cost of servicing is far below what a 2.5 costs and, as I say, with some tweaks, you can easily have 88bhp power (if not a little more) for NO cost at all............... :)
this is a good point you dont need to go fast with a caravan personally i prefer my 1.9td to a 2.5tdi their alot more simple
 

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i have towed an eriba pan ( very light 2 berth ) on the back of my t4. it wasnt the fastest in the world and needed 4th on the hills ( but most 19tds do ) but it did the job.

i am hoping the TDi replacement will make it a bit more fuel efficient and a bit more bottom end pull.
 
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