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Old 24 May 2013, 13:02   #1
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Would my 2006 astra van 1.7cdti(100bhp),cope with a 6mtr searider on a twin axle trailer with a pair of 2 stroke 90s on the back, thats for towing and launching.. what do we all think it weighs, cheers
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Old 24 May 2013, 13:13   #2
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Unlikely and it'll have problems on a slipway.

Whats the Astra rated to tow?
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Old 24 May 2013, 13:26   #3
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You'll struggle

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Old 24 May 2013, 13:28   #4
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less than 1300kg towing weight I think
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Old 24 May 2013, 13:48   #5
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take the fully loaded trailer to a public weighbridge..
you will be surprised just how much your rig weighs
it doesnt cost much to get it all weighed - maybe 5 or 6 pounds...and much better than
having the DOT do it for you !!!
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Old 24 May 2013, 13:52   #6
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No chance!!
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Old 24 May 2013, 14:00   #7
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towing

Have got a mitsubishi L200 as well, just wondered if i could tow with the astra instead when i get my twin engined outfit sorted...
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Old 24 May 2013, 15:20   #8
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IIRC the Astra van weighs in at around 1160kg, so wouldn't recommend towing more than around 985kg max braked. But that's just my personal opinion
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Not a chance,boat alone is 700kgs.Steep wet Slip could pull the lot into the water.
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That rig possibly weighs 1600kg plus with a twin axle trailer I would guess. Yes it will tow but not safely or legally.
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