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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #30 on: 17 September 2018, 21:11:59 »

Basically, you can tow what you like and drive as fast as you like, because there's no one to stop you.

That's how they do it in The States!  ::)  Yeehaa!  ;D
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #31 on: 17 September 2018, 21:13:09 »

Basically, you can tow what you like and drive as fast as you like, because there's no one to stop you.

That's how they do it in The States!  ::)  Yeehaa!  ;D

Indeed .... you're even allowed to tow with a Smart Fortwo  ???
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #32 on: 17 September 2018, 21:24:30 »

I saw a fifth wheel towing rig the other day - dually pickup with the fifth wheel in the bed, pulling a caravan the size of a 54 seater coach... That's how you go camping  ;D
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #33 on: 17 September 2018, 21:33:24 »

I saw a fifth wheel towing rig the other day - dually pickup with the fifth wheel in the bed, pulling a caravan the size of a 54 seater coach... That's how you go camping  ;D

Maybe it was made of tin foil to comply with the Caravan Club's 85% rule!  ;D
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #34 on: 17 September 2018, 22:26:16 »

I really like the 5th wheels, if the finances work they'd be my preferred choice for travelling.

You can get a few that put about 800kgs on the load bed and 3200kgs towed. Cost is probably similar to a large regular caravan and much cooler  8).
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #35 on: 18 September 2018, 00:27:24 »

I really like the 5th wheels, if the finances work they'd be my preferred choice for travelling.

You can get a few that put about 800kgs on the load bed and 3200kgs towed. Cost is probably similar to a large regular caravan and much cooler  8).
Bear in mind that the bed load limit needs to at least match the trailer nose weight PLUS hitch gear... Regardless of towing capacity ;)
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #36 on: 18 September 2018, 12:52:59 »

Bear in mind that the bed load limit needs to at least match the trailer nose weight PLUS hitch gear... Regardless of towing capacity ;)

Indeed. The ones I saw were specifically developed for UK pickups, that doesn't mean to say the calculation has been done correctly but you'd hope! ::).

There are some that you can tow only if you have the suspension modded to take an increased load bed weight, fair enough but I don't know where you stand insurance wise given the vehicle wasn't type-approved for it! And I would imagine you can kiss any warranty goodbye in any event!

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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #37 on: 18 September 2018, 13:27:28 »

Sounds like a lot of hassle. I'll stick to my "bag'o'canvas". :y
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #38 on: 18 September 2018, 13:33:26 »

Sounds like a lot of hassle. I'll stick to my "bag'o'canvas". :y

Plus you would have to run air lines to the trailer for the air brakes  ;)
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #39 on: 18 September 2018, 17:40:46 »

Sounds like a lot of hassle. I'll stick to my "bag'o'canvas". :y

Plus you would have to run air lines to the trailer for the air brakes  ;)

A 5th wheeler I was looking at had electric trailer brakes  ;)
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #40 on: 01 October 2018, 17:03:32 »

Just an update,the turbo hose from intercooler to inlet,split last week,had it changed friday,did a run from rushden to birmingham and the mpg had improved,now doing 52mpg at a steady 70mph.
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #41 on: 01 October 2018, 20:16:17 »

Just an update,the turbo hose from intercooler to inlet,split last week,had it changed friday,did a run from rushden to birmingham and the mpg had improved,now doing 52mpg at a steady 70mph.
On the flat? Mine can vary between 30 and 99, depending on the incline.
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #42 on: 02 October 2018, 14:11:12 »

Basically, you can tow what you like and drive as fast as you like, because there's no one to stop you.
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Providing you're a total idiot with total disregard for other road users & absolutely no commonsense you could be right.
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #43 on: 02 October 2018, 14:26:14 »

Just an update,the turbo hose from intercooler to inlet,split last week,had it changed friday,did a run from rushden to birmingham and the mpg had improved,now doing 52mpg at a steady 70mph.


Trip computer on my car is 12-15% optimistic. It tells fibs. :)
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #44 on: 02 October 2018, 14:31:47 »

Basically, you can tow what you like and drive as fast as you like, because there's no one to stop you.
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Providing you're a total idiot with total disregard for other road users & absolutely no commonsense you could be right.
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