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Towing a horse box, power?

  • 17-05-2021 5:39pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1 Damian Q


    Has anyone views on the power needed to tow a horse box. I’m looking at a Tuscan 1.7D (115php). It’s rated to tow but has anyone experienced it, good or bad. The alternative is probably the Ateca at 150bhp. Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,679 ✭✭✭ MAJJ


    Damian Q wrote: »
    Has anyone views on the power needed to tow a horse box. I’m looking at a Tuscan 1.7D (115php). It’s rated to tow but has anyone experienced it, good or bad. The alternative is probably the Ateca at 150bhp. Thanks

    You probably need to say what type.of box you're towing how many horses, the max weight of the box.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,387 ✭✭✭✭ fits


    You need to look at the braked towing weight capacity on the vehicle specs. If it’s a double horsebox you need braked towing capacity close to 2.5 tonnes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,683 ✭✭✭✭ punisher5112


    Go for the best torque, bhp you can.... Obviously as above check towing capacity.


  • Registered Users Posts: 578 ✭✭✭ JC01


    A 1.7 Tucson isn't really up to the job.

    Yes it will physically pull the trailer on a dry flat road but that's about it, it wont be too happy about it either.


  • Registered Users Posts: 88 ✭✭ jamfer


    The 2.2 diesel Santa Fe, or the Kia Sorento are both rated to 2,500kgs. They will do the job with no issues.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,722 ✭✭✭ Dilbert75


    JC01 wrote: »
    A 1.7 Tucson isn't really up to the job.

    Yes it will physically pull the trailer on a dry flat road but that's about it, it wont be too happy about it either.

    Totally right, I'm sure. But this does have me harking back to my childhood neighbour with a 1.6 petrol Nissan Bluebird saloon towing an Ifor Williams horsebox with two horses. I'm pretty sure it was on its bump stops all the time and I don't know how he kept clutches in it.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ ineedeuro


    People use this for caravan but will be useful
    https://towcar.info/


  • Registered Users Posts: 402 ✭✭ ml100


    JC01 wrote: »
    A 1.7 Tucson isn't really up to the job.

    Yes it will physically pull the trailer on a dry flat road but that's about it, it wont be too happy about it either.

    Clutches in those wouldn't be known for their strength!


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