A Caravan forum. Caravan Banter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » Caravan Banter forum » Caravan, Motor Homes and Camping Newsgroups » UK Caravanning
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

UK Caravanning (uk.rec.caravanning) A forum for the discussion of caravanning undertaken by residents of the United Kingdom, whether in the UK or abroad. It encourages the interchange of views on the merits of models of caravan, makes of tow car, accessories, caravan sites, caravan clubs, and other related topics. The term caravan is to include trailer vans, motor caravans and trailer tents.

Towbar for Kia Sedona



 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old July 16th 03, 11:13 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stephen Hennigan
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 4
Default Towbar for Kia Sedona

I am about to take delivery of my new towcar, a 2001 Kia Sedona.
I am looking for a suitable towbar for this.
Ideally I would like a detachable towbar as my present car, a Toyota Previa,
digs the stabiliser in at the bottom of my drive.

Can anyone suggest one. So far the only detachable one I have found is the
Towsure one.
I have had Towsure before (on a Rover 820) and had no problems.

Steve Hennigan
--
stephen at thehennigans dot co dot uk


  #2 (permalink)  
Old July 20th 03, 09:33 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Tony Maris
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 161
Default Towbar for Kia Sedona

Hi Steve,

Brink have a detachable, part no 3489. E-mail me if you want a quote.

Regards
--
Tony M
Towbars & Trailers
Chesterfield
Specialists in Towing Equipment
NTTA Council Member
http://www.towitall.co.uk
QSA accredited for Towbars and Trailers



"Stephen Hennigan" wrote in message
...
I am about to take delivery of my new towcar, a 2001 Kia Sedona.
I am looking for a suitable towbar for this.
Ideally I would like a detachable towbar as my present car, a Toyota

Previa,
digs the stabiliser in at the bottom of my drive.

Can anyone suggest one. So far the only detachable one I have found is the
Towsure one.
I have had Towsure before (on a Rover 820) and had no problems.

Steve Hennigan
--
stephen at thehennigans dot co dot uk




  #3 (permalink)  
Old July 23rd 03, 08:28 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Morven Ogg
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 3
Default Towbar for Kia Sedona

"Stephen Hennigan" wrote in message ...
I am about to take delivery of my new towcar, a 2001 Kia Sedona.


Enjoy the Sedona, I had one for two years. I found it to be a great
tow car and thw whole family loved all the space inside the cab. The
Brink detachable tow bar was a worthwhile purchase.

Morven
  #4 (permalink)  
Old July 23rd 03, 08:45 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
klyne
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 214
Default Towbar for Kia Sedona


"Morven Ogg" wrote in message
om...
"Stephen Hennigan" wrote in message

...
I am about to take delivery of my new towcar, a 2001 Kia Sedona.


Enjoy the Sedona, I had one for two years. I found it to be a great
tow car and thw whole family loved all the space inside the cab. The
Brink detachable tow bar was a worthwhile purchase.


Morven

Is there any reason why you only had it for two years? What was the towing
performance like, did you tow abroad and what sort of distances? What size
and weight of van? Sorry for the cross examination but I was interested in
the Sedona a towcar but am worried about how strong and how good it is.

David


  #5 (permalink)  
Old July 23rd 03, 11:52 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stephen Hennigan
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 4
Default Towbar for Kia Sedona


"klyne" wrote in message
...

"Morven Ogg" wrote in message
om...
"Stephen Hennigan" wrote in message

...
I am about to take delivery of my new towcar, a 2001 Kia Sedona.


Enjoy the Sedona, I had one for two years. I found it to be a great
tow car and thw whole family loved all the space inside the cab. The
Brink detachable tow bar was a worthwhile purchase.


Morven

Is there any reason why you only had it for two years? What was the towing
performance like, did you tow abroad and what sort of distances? What size
and weight of van? Sorry for the cross examination but I was interested in
the Sedona a towcar but am worried about how strong and how good it is.

David


I have heard many reports of how good it is from people I have met in the
last two or three years whilst on holiday on the continent.
The biggest plus for me is the fuel consumption. My Previa, great towcar
that it was, was very thirsty (approx 15-17 mpg when towing my Abbey
Spectrum 518) and the reports I have had were anything up to 35 mpg from the
TD Sedona if you stayed on the Autoroutes and kept it just under where the
turbo kicks in.
I am looking forward to a run down to Devon in August to try it out.

I have just ordered a Brink detachable, are there any pitfalls I need to
watch out for when fitting it ?(especially the twin electrics).

Steve Hennigan


  #6 (permalink)  
Old July 24th 03, 08:39 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Smk
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 87
Default Towbar for Kia Sedona


"Stephen Hennigan" wrote in message
...

"klyne" wrote in message
...

"Morven Ogg" wrote in message
om...
"Stephen Hennigan" wrote in message

...
I am about to take delivery of my new towcar, a 2001 Kia Sedona.

Enjoy the Sedona, I had one for two years. I found it to be a great
tow car and thw whole family loved all the space inside the cab. The
Brink detachable tow bar was a worthwhile purchase.


Morven

Is there any reason why you only had it for two years? What was the

towing
performance like, did you tow abroad and what sort of distances? What

size
and weight of van? Sorry for the cross examination but I was interested

in
the Sedona a towcar but am worried about how strong and how good it is.

David


I have heard many reports of how good it is from people I have met in the
last two or three years whilst on holiday on the continent.
The biggest plus for me is the fuel consumption. My Previa, great towcar
that it was, was very thirsty (approx 15-17 mpg when towing my Abbey
Spectrum 518) and the reports I have had were anything up to 35 mpg from

the
TD Sedona if you stayed on the Autoroutes and kept it just under where the
turbo kicks in.
I am looking forward to a run down to Devon in August to try it out.

I have just ordered a Brink detachable, are there any pitfalls I need to
watch out for when fitting it ?(especially the twin electrics).

Steve Hennigan



The Sedona returns about 35mpg solo, it's a bit optimistic to expect the
same mpg with a van in tow. Build quality is reasonable. It's not a
particularly powerful car despite its large engine size. The paintwork tends
to have the old 'orange peel' effect. One cause for concern is the large
open space beneath the front bumper that can allow stones and road debris to
damage the radiator It's very heavy on brake pads & discs (not uncommon to
replace pads at every service) and the manufacturers parts (necessary to
keep up the warranty) are extortionate

The Koreans seem to specialise in cars that are cheap to buy (and not bad
quality) but frighteningly expensive to maintain. Hyundai (owners of Kia)
have some of the highest servicing prices that you will find and the 5 year
warranty ties customers to main dealers. They have no 'fixed price' menu
servicing - dealers charge what they wish (although they lie through their
teeth and tell you that Hyundai set the prices) and operate a cartel to fix
prices. Their Trajet (similar to the Sedona, but slightly better quality)
will set you back 260 for a first 10,000 mile service (oil & filter & fuel
filter), 350 for a 2000,00 service (same as 10,000 but they are supposed to
change the brakes fluid) and a whopping 680 for a 50,000 service where the
timing belt gets changed - A TDi Galaxy comes in at about 140.00 for the
10,000 and 230 for the 20,000

Add in the very steep depreciation and they start to look like quite
expensive vehicles





  #7 (permalink)  
Old July 24th 03, 10:28 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
slnc
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 16
Default Towbar for Kia Sedona

Hi all,
"Smk" wrote in message
...
|
| "Stephen Hennigan" wrote in message
| ...
|
| "klyne" wrote in message
| ...
|
| "Morven Ogg" wrote in message
| om...
| "Stephen Hennigan" wrote in message
| ...
| I am about to take delivery of my new towcar, a 2001 Kia Sedona.
|
| Enjoy the Sedona, I had one for two years. I found it to be a great
| tow car and thw whole family loved all the space inside the cab. The
| Brink detachable tow bar was a worthwhile purchase.
|
|
| Morven
|
| Is there any reason why you only had it for two years? What was the
| towing
| performance like, did you tow abroad and what sort of distances? What
| size
| and weight of van? Sorry for the cross examination but I was
interested
| in
| the Sedona a towcar but am worried about how strong and how good it
is.
|
| David
|
|
| I have heard many reports of how good it is from people I have met in
the
| last two or three years whilst on holiday on the continent.
| The biggest plus for me is the fuel consumption. My Previa, great towcar
| that it was, was very thirsty (approx 15-17 mpg when towing my Abbey
| Spectrum 518) and the reports I have had were anything up to 35 mpg from
| the
| TD Sedona if you stayed on the Autoroutes and kept it just under where
the
| turbo kicks in.
| I am looking forward to a run down to Devon in August to try it out.
|
| I have just ordered a Brink detachable, are there any pitfalls I need to
| watch out for when fitting it ?(especially the twin electrics).
|
| Steve Hennigan
|
|
|
| The Sedona returns about 35mpg solo, it's a bit optimistic to expect the
| same mpg with a van in tow. Build quality is reasonable. It's not a
| particularly powerful car despite its large engine size. The paintwork
tends
| to have the old 'orange peel' effect. One cause for concern is the large
| open space beneath the front bumper that can allow stones and road debris
to
| damage the radiator It's very heavy on brake pads & discs (not uncommon
to
| replace pads at every service) and the manufacturers parts (necessary to
| keep up the warranty) are extortionate
|
| The Koreans seem to specialise in cars that are cheap to buy (and not bad
| quality) but frighteningly expensive to maintain. Hyundai (owners of Kia)
| have some of the highest servicing prices that you will find and the 5
year
| warranty ties customers to main dealers. They have no 'fixed price' menu
| servicing - dealers charge what they wish (although they lie through their
| teeth and tell you that Hyundai set the prices) and operate a cartel to
fix
| prices. Their Trajet (similar to the Sedona, but slightly better
quality)
| will set you back 260 for a first 10,000 mile service (oil & filter &
fuel
| filter), 350 for a 2000,00 service (same as 10,000 but they are supposed
to
| change the brakes fluid) and a whopping 680 for a 50,000 service where
the
| timing belt gets changed - A TDi Galaxy comes in at about 140.00 for the
| 10,000 and 230 for the 20,000
|
| Add in the very steep depreciation and they start to look like quite
| expensive vehicles

Hi All,

We have had our KIA Sedona 2.9 cdi for one year now the first service was
only 140.72 from Portman's in Glasgow it has a 6 year warranty,
I also have the Brink detachable tow bar on and it is very good,
I am getting about 40mpg at 65mph 1500 to 2000 revs solo on a long run and
about 25 mpg to 30mpg at 55mph to 60mph at 1500 to 2500 revs with our
caravan on it is the Bailey Senator 5000 if you keep it off the turbo it is
very good but if you let go on to the turbo with the caravan at 2500 to 3000
revs going up a hill etc then it is about 25 to 27 mpg with caravan on,
I had a Mrec 230TE and the best was about 17 to 20 mpg with it,
Our KIA Sedona is one of the best tow car I have had in about 40 years of
caravanning up till now,
If you look up the USA KIA web site it manufacturers warranty is 100,000
mils or 6 years,
All the best with your new car and hope you all have lots of good fun with
it,

John.

slnc
www.slnc.btinternet.co.uk
A Member of:-
C & C.C and C.C
K.I.O.T.R.C
It was my Spel Checker that check it not me?,

  #8 (permalink)  
Old July 24th 03, 04:00 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Smk
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 87
Default Towbar for Kia Sedona


"slnc" wrote in message

We have had our KIA Sedona 2.9 cdi for one year now the first service was
only 140.72 from Portman's in Glasgow it has a 6 year warranty,


R U sure? - i thought it was a 3 year warranty


  #9 (permalink)  
Old July 26th 03, 12:18 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stephen Hennigan
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 4
Default Towbar for Kia Sedona


"Smk" wrote in message
...

"slnc" wrote in message

We have had our KIA Sedona 2.9 cdi for one year now the first service

was
only 140.72 from Portman's in Glasgow it has a 6 year warranty,


R U sure? - i thought it was a 3 year warranty


Do you know if the original warranty is transferable. if so I will keep it
serviced at Kia.
If not the second hand warranty I got with the car can be satisfied at my
local garage (who incidentally I trust a lot more than some swanky main
dealer).

Steve Hennigan


  #10 (permalink)  
Old July 26th 03, 12:19 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stephen Hennigan
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 4
Default Towbar for Kia Sedona


"slnc" wrote in message
...
Hi all,
"Smk" wrote in message
...
|
| "Stephen Hennigan" wrote in message
| ...
|
| "klyne" wrote in message
| ...
|
| "Morven Ogg" wrote in message
| om...
| "Stephen Hennigan" wrote in

message
| ...
| I am about to take delivery of my new towcar, a 2001 Kia Sedona.
|
| Enjoy the Sedona, I had one for two years. I found it to be a

great
| tow car and thw whole family loved all the space inside the cab.

The
| Brink detachable tow bar was a worthwhile purchase.
|
|
| Morven
|
| Is there any reason why you only had it for two years? What was the
| towing
| performance like, did you tow abroad and what sort of distances?

What
| size
| and weight of van? Sorry for the cross examination but I was
interested
| in
| the Sedona a towcar but am worried about how strong and how good it
is.
|
| David
|
|
| I have heard many reports of how good it is from people I have met in
the
| last two or three years whilst on holiday on the continent.
| The biggest plus for me is the fuel consumption. My Previa, great

towcar
| that it was, was very thirsty (approx 15-17 mpg when towing my Abbey
| Spectrum 518) and the reports I have had were anything up to 35 mpg

from
| the
| TD Sedona if you stayed on the Autoroutes and kept it just under where
the
| turbo kicks in.
| I am looking forward to a run down to Devon in August to try it out.
|
| I have just ordered a Brink detachable, are there any pitfalls I need

to
| watch out for when fitting it ?(especially the twin electrics).
|
| Steve Hennigan
|
|
|
| The Sedona returns about 35mpg solo, it's a bit optimistic to expect the
| same mpg with a van in tow. Build quality is reasonable. It's not a
| particularly powerful car despite its large engine size. The paintwork
tends
| to have the old 'orange peel' effect. One cause for concern is the

large
| open space beneath the front bumper that can allow stones and road

debris
to
| damage the radiator It's very heavy on brake pads & discs (not uncommon
to
| replace pads at every service) and the manufacturers parts (necessary to
| keep up the warranty) are extortionate
|
| The Koreans seem to specialise in cars that are cheap to buy (and not

bad
| quality) but frighteningly expensive to maintain. Hyundai (owners of

Kia)
| have some of the highest servicing prices that you will find and the 5
year
| warranty ties customers to main dealers. They have no 'fixed price'

menu
| servicing - dealers charge what they wish (although they lie through

their
| teeth and tell you that Hyundai set the prices) and operate a cartel to
fix
| prices. Their Trajet (similar to the Sedona, but slightly better
quality)
| will set you back 260 for a first 10,000 mile service (oil & filter &
fuel
| filter), 350 for a 2000,00 service (same as 10,000 but they are

supposed
to
| change the brakes fluid) and a whopping 680 for a 50,000 service where
the
| timing belt gets changed - A TDi Galaxy comes in at about 140.00 for

the
| 10,000 and 230 for the 20,000
|
| Add in the very steep depreciation and they start to look like quite
| expensive vehicles

Hi All,

We have had our KIA Sedona 2.9 cdi for one year now the first service was
only 140.72 from Portman's in Glasgow it has a 6 year warranty,
I also have the Brink detachable tow bar on and it is very good,
I am getting about 40mpg at 65mph 1500 to 2000 revs solo on a long run and
about 25 mpg to 30mpg at 55mph to 60mph at 1500 to 2500 revs with our
caravan on it is the Bailey Senator 5000 if you keep it off the turbo it

is
very good but if you let go on to the turbo with the caravan at 2500 to

3000
revs going up a hill etc then it is about 25 to 27 mpg with caravan on,
I had a Mrec 230TE and the best was about 17 to 20 mpg with it,
Our KIA Sedona is one of the best tow car I have had in about 40 years of
caravanning up till now,
If you look up the USA KIA web site it manufacturers warranty is 100,000
mils or 6 years,
All the best with your new car and hope you all have lots of good fun with
it,

John.

slnc
www.slnc.btinternet.co.uk
A Member of:-
C & C.C and C.C
K.I.O.T.R.C
It was my Spel Checker that check it not me?,


So where exactly does the turbo kick in. I can't hear it.

Steve Hennigan


 



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 05:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC6
Copyright 2004-2018 Caravan Banter.
The comments are property of their posters.