Towing Caravan.

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Damson2GiN
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Location: Burnley

Towing Caravan.

Post by Damson2GiN » Tue May 15, 2018 6:55 pm

I purchased the Kodiaq primarily for towing our caravan, it is a light weight compared to some 1350, kilo, and why I chose a automatic. I used it a couple of weeks ago mixed driving, but mainly motorway, where cruise control used. 80 motorway miles, 40 through town. The average fuel consumption was 22 miles to the gallon, I expected more than this, the auto driving mode, set at normal, so is this going to be the best I will achieve?
Prior to the Kodiaq I had a Superb, and it was, great mileage, 35 mpg but not quite heavy enough for the van, hence the upgrade. I was at least expectation the same from the Kodiaq, any advice please.


Damson2GiN
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Re: Towing Caravan.

Post by Damson2GiN » Tue May 15, 2018 6:58 pm

I forgot to mention, my Kodiaq is the 190, 7 seats, edition, diesel.


Plodd
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Re: Towing Caravan.

Post by Plodd » Tue May 15, 2018 7:59 pm

I have a 150 diesel DSG 2X4 SE and towing our 1355kg van get mid 30s.
Kodiaq 2.0tdi DSG SE in Moon White. F/R sensors, Towbar and folding mirrors.


Damson2GiN
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Re: Towing Caravan.

Post by Damson2GiN » Wed May 16, 2018 2:03 pm

I am off to Scotland next Monday, but a slight detour to Morecambe, most of the journey will be on the motorway [ M6 ] and the A74, I think it is to Castle Douglas, so interesting to see what mpg I obtain. If I get 30 + I will be happy, perhaps because it is the auto its a bit heavy on fuel. I hope not as its a dream to drive.
I changed the Superb, because last year coming up the A1 onto the M62 towing our caravan, we were diverted off onto the A628, all stop start until we reached Hollinworth-near Stockport. The clutch went light, smoke started pouring out from under the bonnet, nowhere to pull over, eventually joined the M60 at Stockport. Once on the motorway the engine got some air going through it, the car recovered, and we reached home.
Skoda found a fault with the clutch and release bearing, renewed them under warranty,On our next trip, it didn't feel right , plus we could still smell the smoke, so changed it for the heavier Kodiak. They didn't have the model I wanted, the 2 litre diesel edition, so decided on the 190 auto, 7 seats .


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