What does an 17' Golf poptop caravan weigh?

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 06:57
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Just took my morning walk around the caravan park and came across a Subaru outback towing what lo0ks like a 17'+ golf caravan.

I looked up the towing capacity of the subaru and it's around 1300kg, but couldn't find the weight for the caravan.

I am guessing the on the road fully packed it would have to weigh well over 1300kg.

Does anyone have a more accurate weight?

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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 07:06

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 07:06
Good morning
The heaviest pop top is 1350 kg tare .

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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 07:10

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 07:10
Thanks for the info Muzbry.

I'd like to see his fuel consumption!

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Follow Up By: rooster350 - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 09:13

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 09:13
Wrong, Muzbry...our Avan 17ft poptop is 1440kg , and it is supposed to be lightweight....that is what we told when we purchased it some years ago...
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 10:51

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 10:51
Either way it would appear that he is travelling rather heavy for his Subaru.

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Follow Up By: Ross M - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 12:44

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 12:44
Hello All.
It seems from reading many forums re towing, that if a vehicle has a tow capacity of, eg 3 tons, then it will tow three tons and even a bit more cos of the "I know i'm good factor"

In reality the tow rating for any vehicle is for ideal conditions and probably not for sustained action.
With a 3 ton rating most vehicles may tow 2 ton, and yes they will do it, but that is about the realistic extent of the capacity with a reserve of handling and braking for when things go bad.

I think anyone towing over 2/3 of whatever the manufacures claim is pushing it.

I think we can look forward to reading about more and more spectacular vanning accidents.

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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 15:37

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 15:37
Gday Rooster
I missed that one . I was wrong once before , so that makes it twice now. I'll have to tell my wife and give her a good laugh.

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Reply By: Member - Peter B6 - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 13:38

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 13:38
Hi Boo Boo

There is an old saying that goes something like "believe nothing of what you hear and only half of what you see". We were in the middle of moving house when we had our van in the local caravan park, but we had both our cars. Two couples were wandering around and one Lady said to her husband "that car wouldn't tow that big van", Hubby's reply was "well it has got a towbar". the car was a Subaru Impreza the Tug was out being serviced. The wife and I still have a good chuckle about that one.

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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 14:25

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 14:25
G'day peter

I'm fairly sure this one is the tow vehicle.

The back of the car is near the tow ball and the car has the same WDH as I have, only my Dmax is only towing a 12' van. LOL



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Reply By: HGMonaro - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 18:05

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 18:05
not sure what Outback you researched but they have higher ratings than that...

Current models..

2.5L - 1500KG
3.6L - 1800KG
2.0 Diesel - 1700KG
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Follow Up By: ozjohn0 - Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 14:28

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 14:28
Yep, some models up to 1800Kg Tow capacity.
And Tare weights of 17' single axle Pop Pops van exceed 165400Kg with an ATM upto around 1700 - 1800Kg.
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Follow Up By: ozjohn0 - Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 14:56

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 14:56
Whoops.
That should read Tares of upto 1400 - 1500Kg
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 16:49

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 16:49
G'day fellas

I got the weights of the internet. They were in Lbs, that is 2700lb.

I just converted it to around 1300kg, maybe it's a USA thing but most models were that figure.

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