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Old 24 May 2013, 12:02   #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, 12:13   #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, 12:26   #3
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Old 24 May 2013, 12:28   #4
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less than 1300kg towing weight I think
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Old 24 May 2013, 12:48   #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, 12:52   #6
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No chance!!
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Old 24 May 2013, 13:00   #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, 14:20   #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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I have a 6m Searider with a pair of 50 4-strokes on a very beefy ex MOD trailer and usually need the assistance of low range and traction control on my Disco on the (gravel) slip. No chance with an Astra.
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Old 25 May 2013, 14:40   #12
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I have a 6m Searider with a pair of 50 4-strokes on a very beefy ex MOD trailer and usually need the assistance of low range and traction control on my Disco on the (gravel) slip. No chance with an Astra.
Fancy selling just the rib? Lol
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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...
Why would you use an Arsetra over an L200?
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Old 25 May 2013, 16:33   #14
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Why would you use an Arsetra over an L200?
Will be leaving the rib down there, and much cheaper to do the 400 mile round trip in the astra van but would have to tow the rib a mile or 2 to launch it.....
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Will be leaving the rib down there, and much cheaper to do the 400 mile round trip in the astra van but would have to tow the rib a mile or 2 to launch it.....
Now THAT I understand
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We have a 2010 astra van with the 1.9 cdti 150 hp and it easily tows and launches a 6.5 Humber with a 175 opti on a twin axle. Depends on the slip though. Tows the rib like night and day by comparison to the shogun sport we used to have. It was the worst car we ever owned. Best bet is to check weights though.
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Don't have any problems towing anything
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Old 26 May 2013, 13:52   #18
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Don't have any problems towing anything
Great! Could you tow my house to Biarritz please? ;-)
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