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Date Registered: 06-2008
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW
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Re: Towing caravan with X-Trail manual diesel


Thats right and is the biggest problem with diesels. They are pretty guttless before the turbo starts to wind up.
The best way to overcome this is as you said, to rev the motor a few times over the @2000rpm mark to start the turbo spinning and then take off.

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Date Registered: 09-2009
TOTAL POSTS: 40
Re: Towing caravan with X-Trail manual diesel


Fangios,

We never noticed any lack of power issues during our trip discussed above mate, even with the takeoffs ... but we will add that, when reversing up a steepish slope with the camper on the back once we got home, we actually did stall it once and the clutch stunk like mad. And our load WAS a couple of hundred kilos lighter than yours.

Jeez I wish these things had the choice of low range for such situations.

Cheers

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Date Registered: 02-2009
Location: Hamilton, VIC
TOTAL POSTS: 77
Re: Towing caravan with X-Trail manual diesel


We averaged 11 litres per hundred kms during our trip to the red centre. That included pulling an additional 1200 or so kg's.

My parents who also did the trip averaged 18.5L per 100kms in their Captiva V6 pulling a similar weight.

The TS X cruised so easily and we never had any issues except take off's up hill....engage 4wd. One embarrassing episode had me going backwards after turning into a wet street in Meadows SA. Momentum stalled due to wheel slip. Engaged 4wd and up she went.

130kph was easy in the outback.

I am however looking at raising the suspension and getting airbag assist to keep the girl level when she's pulling the trailer.

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Date Registered: 06-2011
Location: Newcastle NSW
TOTAL POSTS: 12
Re: Towing caravan with X-Trail manual diesel


Hi there
This is an older thread but relevant to update it as I have just towed a 1500kg van from Coffs Harbour to Newcastle this weekend and I was really impressed with my diesel. I wasn't paying that much attention to the fuel usage as this was the first trip, the x-ie having only done about 8,000km since new, but it was around the 12 l/100km which I didn't think was too bad. I've read other threads that have said their usage was around the 11 or so for towing 1000kg so I thought this was pretty good. Sure it worked a fair bit but it didn't ever give up, just seemed to lap up the work. I didn't push it either as I'm still getting used to the new van but I reckon it loved getting some use! Get out on the highway and except for the bigger hills where I had to go down a gear it sat quite happily in 6th and that for me was great! Couldn't be happier.
Because of the type of van coupling I don't have the option to use levelers so will be looking at air bags now for the rear suspension as it did sit a bit lower than I would have liked but it wasn't anywhere near as low as some I've seen in other outfits!
After having a bit of a problem with oil in my air filter a few weeks ago (will explain more in that thread relevant) I was pretty disillusioned with X-Trails, seeing others having similar problems and not receiving joy in trying to sort them, but the trip on the weekend renewed my faith.
Enjoy your X-Trails people - I just want mine to last forever!

Cheers
Steve

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Date Registered: 06-2011
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Re: Towing caravan with X-Trail manual diesel


I've recently picked up my 2011 CVT petrol ST and have been impessed with it's driveability around town and in the country so far emoticon . Over the weekend however I needed to do some work on my boat that weighs in around 2 tonnes. No problem, I'll hitch it up to the X-Trail and leave the '96 Range Rover in the garage. To it's credit the X-Trail pulled the boat out from its parking spot and I was able to manouvre the boat around a little. Then came the time to put the boat away......the place where the boat is stored I need to get over a 10cm high gutter, I reversed back to the gutter and that's where it stopped! 4000RPM and I was still not moving emoticon . Solution unhitch and swap cars, the Rangie did not even need to get above idle to get the boat over the gutter and put away the boat. My conclusion is that whilst the X-Trail may be rated at towing 2 tonnes in practical terms it is really stretching the boundries of what it can do. For smaller (lighter) trailers I'll have no hesitation using the X-Trail but when it comes to serious towing capabilities I'll stick with the larger vehicle with a 3.5 tonne towing capacity emoticon .

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Date Registered: 08-2012
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Fangios, start off in 4WD and change out once you get into 3rd gear.

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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quote:

Charlie250 wrote:

Fangios, start off in 4WD and change out once you get into 3rd gear.



You do realise that you are posting a response to a member who asked this question 4 years ago!

Please have a look at the date of the posts.

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