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Date Registered: 02-2012
Location: St Peters, South Australia
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Found this South Australian Government site that gives a whole heap more then what I wrote above.
This site is very informative.
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Date Registered: 05-2010
Location: Adelaide
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Just towed my 1986 Windsor 15' - 1200kgs - to Blinman and back from Adelaide.

Used a 160kg WDH ($120 delivered on eBay) NOT pulled up very tight (to 9 links) and that made a world of difference to not using it. Smoothed out the pitching perfectly. Didn't hear any disturbing "creaks" or "squeaks" but before I left home I did tighten up all the towbar mounting nuts and bolts etc . . . some were not all that tight!!

Distance was about 1,100 kms.

Going had a tailwind and coming back had Rain and a strong head/cross wind.
X-Trail CVT went very well and I left it in auto all the way.

I didn't go above 80Km/h and averaged [sign in to see URL]
As soon as I towed above about 85-90km/h consumption went up to between 17-20L/100kms.

I really enjoyed driving at around 80km/h with the van as it felt right. My max normal speed is around 100km/h on the highway for fuel consumption reasons again.

I noticed the car was economical if I kept the revs under about 2,000 to 2,300 rpm and sometimes that meant 80-85km/h and at others 65-70km/h.

Didn't hold anyone up as I was mindful of who was behind and either gave the double flash on the R indicator to show OK to safe pass or I pulled over and let cars/trucks past (didn't happen often though).

I HAVE THE BUG!!!

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Date Registered: 06-2008
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW
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It wasn't too long ago that the maximum legal speed to tow any trailer was 80km/h, they should re instate that law as you see a lot of trailers that shouldn't be on the road.

80km/h is a good speed to tow regardless.

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HERE is my old 2008 T31, ST Series1

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Date Registered: 05-2010
Location: Adelaide
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Thanks Cooch - I did feel a bit like "That Driver" for a while.

I remember in the 70's etc advice to never tow over 50mph which is 80km/h.

A friend ignored this advice and wrote off his new van and car in the first 30 miles; got the sways at 60mph I think. That was before radial tyres I think.

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Date Registered: 01-2019
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I got a 2011 2 litre Nissan with a CVT Transmission rated at 1300 kilos capacity
I am after a Coromal caravan with a total weight of 860 kilos I am on my own so I won't be putting more then a 100 kilos thas 960 all up Will the Nissan be able to handle it

Regards Charles
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