Originally Posted by fatboyrib
how would a 1.9 vw t5 transporter (104hp) swb, cope with towing and launching a 6mtr rib on a four wheel trailer with twin 75 2 strokers on it, boat,trailer,fuel about 2 ton....all pro's and cons welcome...cheers in advance...
Depending on which variant you have (T28, 30, 32 etc) the max towing weight varies between 2200kg & 2500kg. Are you sure it's a 104hp? As T5s come in 102, 114, 140 & 180ps.
You could be on the edge of your limits depending on what else is loaded in the van. It's a fairly hefty load for only 104(2) ponies & you could be asking a lot. Folks get hung up on how the engine will cope & forget about when it comes to stopping.