Ford Galaxy 2.8
Posted 05 March 2011 - 02:27 PM
I have a Ford Galaxy 2.8 V6 4x4 Auto. It is an english 1997 "R" reg. I am planning on using it over the summer for towing through France. I am trying to work out the best weight cravan. I am thinking of 1200kg. I think the 4x4 on the galaxy will give me a bit of extra torque on hills.
I am using an Isuzu Bighorn at the moment for towing but the top speed is not good. It has 300nm of Torque and 117BHP.
The galaxy has 172bhp and about 242NM I think.
Will the galaxy be a better tower? I know the MPG will drop into the teens. It is just so much more comfortable than the Isuzu.
Posted 06 March 2011 - 08:30 AM
The only downside is a constant 18mpg when towing but its only a couple of times a year.
Posted 21 March 2011 - 03:34 PM
Regards towing the caravan in France, beware that as the maximum gross train weight (car + trailer) of the Galaxy is greater than 3.5 tonnes, you will be (officially) limited to 90kmh (56mph) on motorways when towing, and 80kmh (50mph) on single carriageway roads. Will help your economy at least.
Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:25 PM
Only downside I'm affraid is we averaged a best of 13.5mpg measured (tank fill to tank fill) on nearly every trip. I'm getting the same consumption towing my drag car now (1200 kg with trailer).
We wouldn't swap ours for anything though.