Towing Caravan.

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Damson2GiN
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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 .


grahamterry1000
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Re: Towing Caravan.

Post by grahamterry1000 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:23 am

Hi

I towed 1500kg mptml (or whatever it is lol) with my 4x4 150 diesel to France last year and got around 30.
Suppose the 190 is always going to use a bit more juice but 22 sounds low.

What sort of speed do you travel at? I generally keep around or just under 60.
Candy White SE L 150 tdi DSG 4x4 with remote pedal, tow bar and spare wheel.


Damson2GiN
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Re: Towing Caravan.

Post by Damson2GiN » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:23 pm

I have just done 6500 miles, in the Kodiaq, and I am now getting just under 30 mpg. That is towing, pretty loaded down, 3 people and doing between 55-60 miles an hour, trying to us the cruise control as much as possible. So thats not to bad.


H2UBS
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Re: Towing Caravan.

Post by H2UBS » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:25 am

I tow a Compass Rallye at 1365kg MIRO and have done around 3k miles now towing and probably 80% of which on UK and Euro motorways with CC set at 60mph when traffic permits. Consistently achieve 26.5-28.5 mpg .. never hit the 30's yet on a run. Very happy with it as a tow car.
2.0 tdi SE L 4x4 190 DSG, 5 Seats, Business Grey, dark Alcantara, Triglavs, tow bar. Delivered 15th Sept.


Marinfullsuss
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Re: Towing Caravan.

Post by Marinfullsuss » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:41 am

We average around 30 to 32 mpg when towing a van with 1276 kg MTPLM (MIRO = 1135) - similar to our 104 bhp TDi Octavia 2wd. The Octavia was a good towcar, especially given it's relatively low kerb weight. However, everything is more effortless in the Kodiaq. Interestingly, mpg was better in the Octavia when solo, but not when towing.
SE Technology, 5 seats, 150 TDi, manual, 4WD, candy white, towbar, adaptive cruise control, rear camera, Amundsen sat nav, front & rear parking sensors, space saver wheel


Alan Chapple
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Re: Towing Caravan.

Post by Alan Chapple » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:25 am

We have a 190bhp diesel DSG Kodiaq and tow a Sprite Major 6 with it, weighing around about 1450kg, generally we get low 30s when towing. I tend to use cruise control when possible and sit at around about 60mph, so yes 22mpg seems very low to me.
2.0 TDI 190bhp, Edition, 4x4, DSG, Quartz Grey


MrNice
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Re: Towing Caravan.

Post by MrNice » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:55 am

Similar specs and get around 28-30mpg when towing. Not sure how many miles the OP has already done, but mpg does improves over first 2-3K driven
Kodiaq Edition 4x4 2.0TDI 150PS DSG


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