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Towing when towing my caravan there is very poor pulling power is this normal

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  • Eric kaiser May 11, 2010

    which engine is in your Santa Fe and how close to the max towing weight are you

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The towing weight is in the owners manual or call your local dealer this is not a strong engine and personaly i would not pull anything more then a utility trailer

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

Hi The engine is 2.4 petrol.
How do l find the towing weight?

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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