Originally Posted by Crezzlin
Hi guys this has probably been ask many times sorry
, I'm getting a 5.6m rib with a single axle trailer.. The question is, my mum has a 03 Renault megan scenic 1.6 AUTO, would you guys think this would be useable, it's a stop gap car but as it isn't used much if ever it would save me the money needed for a 4x4 until next winter. Thanks.
From a legal point of view, the 2003 Megane Scenic Classic 1.6 Auto can tow 1250kg if you have B+E on your licence. If you only have a B licence, you would be limited to 1130kg due to the unladen weight of the vehicle.
You would need to put the boat complete with its normal kit, fuel, etc on a weighbridge to check the exact weight, but I would guess you could well be over.
If you dont want to go to the expense of purchasing and running a 4x4 and assuming you will be using slipways that are kept clear of slime, a large (preferably diesel) family sized car such as a Mondeo would tow your boat nicely and have plenty of power for going up slipways etc.