We tried out our C-max and caravan this week. Having towed with a 2.2td Nissan Tino for the past 10 years and been very satisfied with its performance, we were a bit concerned as to how the 1.8 would cope. We need not have worried, the car towed beautifully, with the cruise control holding the speed steady at an indicated 59mph it didn't vary. Much smoother than I could control it myself. We towed in top gear (5th) except for the very long drag up from Gordano on the M5 to the M4 interchange and another long stretch on the M4. We chose the M4/M5 to spend the week at Weston-Super-Mare because it is a journey we are used to thus it gave a true impression of the towing abilities. I have not had a chance to work out the actual fuel consumption but was surprised to see that, setting off for home with an indicated 224 miles of fuel remaining and covering 63 miles, the fuel remaining was given as 158 miles. In our Tino we used almost twice as much towing as solo, so we were expecting a reading of around 110 or 120 miles remaining, at best.
Don't worry about it being February, IJG, the weather was better than we have had on some days in the summer. We just make sure that the site has hard standings.
Happy towing and caravanning, we are looking forward to our next outing. [img]smileys/smiley9.gif[/img]