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    Default Suzuki Jimny towing a Sherpa Tiny

    I've posted the following in the 4x4 pub section for more exposure as well.

    I want to know will a Suzuki Jimny tow a Sherpa Tiny? Will the drive train handle the weight?

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    I am no expert but here is my opinion: I see that the Sherpa has got a braking system that will help you with stopping, so I think that's OK. The weight and height of the Sherpa might make towing "interesting". As far as the drive train etc. is concerned, if you tow within reason and adapt with the road conditions it should hold up, but my opinion is that this tow combination is on the limit of what I would tow with a Jimny, the biggest concern being the weight as its Tarra is 560kg +- before you start loading up. Another thing to look at is your type of license, code B or EB? Like I said, just another opinion...... Good luck with your decision.

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    Ive done my EB last year, but you can tow it on B as it is rated at 750kg GVM. Can you explain what do you mean by tow within reason by saving the drive train?
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    Code B license only allows you to tow half the weight of your tow vehicle's tarra. Don't know what the tarra is of the Jimny, but its not an issue as you have EB and braked trailer.
    "Within reason" meaning don't try and tow at 130km/h and try to keep that speed, a 1300 will not like that So if you encounter uphills, gear down accordingly and accept that you are going to do low speeds against steep uphills, sitting at around 4500rpm in the gear that will allow to run at that rpm. I am only guessing that that is where the Jimny makes its peak power though (Where is the Jimny experienced guys....). Even me, with the auto Grand Vitara 4 cylinder and our trailer. When we tow I take a BIG chill pill and accept the shortcomings of the auto box and enjoy the ride, always taking into account your traffic situation and adapting to it. I'd rather fall behind the truck on the uphill, let all the traffic behind me pass and then pass the truck if I see that I am going to struggle with acceleration. Mindset I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iondb View Post
    Code B license only allows you to tow half the weight of your tow vehicle's tarra. Don't know what the tarra is of the Jimny, but its not an issue as you have EB and braked trailer.
    "Within reason" meaning don't try and tow at 130km/h and try to keep that speed, a 1300 will not like that So if you encounter uphills, gear down accordingly and accept that you are going to do low speeds against steep uphills, sitting at around 4500rpm in the gear that will allow to run at that rpm. I am only guessing that that is where the Jimny makes its peak power though (Where is the Jimny experienced guys....). Even me, with the auto Grand Vitara 4 cylinder and our trailer. When we tow I take a BIG chill pill and accept the shortcomings of the auto box and enjoy the ride, always taking into account your traffic situation and adapting to it. I'd rather fall behind the truck on the uphill, let all the traffic behind me pass and then pass the truck if I see that I am going to struggle with acceleration. Mindset I guess.
    Ok, so I'm doing it currently right. I use 4000rpm as my guide when towing my trailer, but that's 630kg. We went away to Warmwaterberg Spa near Barrydale for Easter. Nice pleasant drive and enjoyed the scenery!

    Again on the B and EB thing. Luckily I'm sorted there, was easy enough to do the whole thing.

    If you look at the back of your license disc, you will see you can tow up to 750kg GVM (braked/unbraked), providingly that the vehicle you are using to pull is 1500kg Tarre if the trailer is unbraked. From 751kg GVM the EB licence will help, but you still need to obey the traffic rule of trailer needs to be half the tarre of the drawing vehicle (towing unbraked trailer), regardless if you have EB or B license.
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    Default Re: Suzuki Jimny towing a Sherpa Tiny

    I don't think a Jimny can do 130 km/h, never mind towing a trailer/caravan at that speed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar tdi2.8 View Post
    I don't think a Jimny can do 130 km/h, never mind towing a trailer/caravan at that speed!
    You haven't tried hard enough

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    @Rebel: Do you know what the Sherpa's GVM is, just out of curiosity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iondb View Post
    @Rebel: Do you know what the Sherpa's GVM is, just out of curiosity?
    GVM is 750kg. Actual weight is 560kg. So you can pack another 190kg.
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    Ok, nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel 4x4 View Post
    I've posted the following in the 4x4 pub section for more exposure as well.

    I want to know will a Suzuki Jimny tow a Sherpa Tiny? Will the drive train handle the weight?

    Please comment.
    Yes, my mom and dad just came back from a month long 4500km round trip to northern, western & eastern cape and back from jhb.

    they have a stock standard jimny and the Sherpy Tiny Rough Roader.

    they had no problems just needed to pick up some speed before the hills.

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    Ok cool. That sounds positive! Any pics of their rig set up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel 4x4 View Post
    Ok cool. That sounds positive! Any pics of their rig set up?
    Here are some of the photos they took.

    So many people came to look at the caravan and they wanted it. haha

    they mostly only used the raleigh tent but they do have a full one as well.

    they use the caravan basically just to sleep in, you can convert the bed into a table with chairs but they leave it in the bed setup as seen.
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    Yis, ek moet sÍ dit lyk nou lekker! Baie dankie vir die foto's!!!
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    Ek hou ook nogal van die Sherpa Tiny. Oulike woonwa.

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    I was just worried the strain the gearbox/transfer case, basically the entire drive train will take towing this rig.
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    PappaBeer 89, it will be interesting to know the fuel consumption during this trip? I must admit it looks a fantastic set-up .... makes me wish I could get such a caravan! I also love my Jimny ("Seuntjie") but have to be content in towing "Pophuis" (our Sprite SC Off Road) with the Grand Vitara - Poor Jimny will never make it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nico Wassermann View Post
    PappaBeer 89, it will be interesting to know the fuel consumption during this trip? I must admit it looks a fantastic set-up .... makes me wish I could get such a caravan! I also love my Jimny ("Seuntjie") but have to be content in towing "Pophuis" (our Sprite SC Off Road) with the Grand Vitara - Poor Jimny will never make it!
    Fuel consumption was between 8.5 and 8.7 km/l average.

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    Excellent!
    I use more fuel than that without towing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    Excellent!
    I use more fuel than that without towing!

    You must shift it out of first gear
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