I bought a SWB Shogun 3.2 DID new in 2004 , with reliability and great towing credentials as my main criteria . Apart from a new battery three years ago in that cold winter , it has never let me down . As NOs hints , it looked good for the first three years but now definitely more of a work-horse appearance .
In those twelve years I have had to change the rear discs twice , almost certainly through dunking in the briny , but few other hiccups . It has a 71 litre tank and I get about 280 miles if I'm towing or 360 miles if I'm not .
Some folk think they are a soft ride , with a bit of rolling in the bends , and I have heard " horror stories " of plastic tensioning gears giving up on the timing belt , but so far I would have no hesitation in treating myself to another.
I believe the SWB towing is restricted to 2.8 tonnes , and the LWB 3.5 , but when it comes to towing , just like the " Ronseal " advert , Shoguns do exactly what they say on the tin ..........