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Default Towing a caravan - 20th April 2018, 05:27 PM

We had are first weekend away in the van and first tow with the new countryman.We have the 1.5 petrol All4 manual and it is a great little tow car very good at pulling away even on a hill and flys up through the gears nearly as good as are last diesel. It will sit at 60 mph on the flat in 6 gear but needs to be dropped down on the long hills . We did get some funny looks on the camp sites towing with a mini but itís up to the job .
The caravan weighs 1400 kg and is 24 foot long. I would post a photo but not sure how to on here . I hope this is good info for anyone looking at towing with a new countryman as we could not find anything before we ordered it so took a chance . Its good on fuel as well getting 23 mpg the same as are old 2.2L diesel. We only go short distanceses normally about 50 miles so would go for a S model if going abroad or the van weighs more than ours but the petrol turbo is a good replacement for a diesel if like us you only use it around town the rest of the time.
  
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