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Old 04 May 2006, 16:57   #1
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What's the biggest boat you can tow with a Landie??

Would I get away with towing a 26ft boat on a trailer???
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if its under 3.5 tonnes then fine, if the td5 or even better the new engine then good and possibly worth chipping up the engine. if the boat is a rib that will be fine as they are quite light compared to cruisers

be prepared to crawl up hills as i think many other diesels in other 4x4s are much better than the td5s and 200/300s
i am given to understand the isuzu td would eat a landy for towing but i have only ever towed with 200/300 and td5 landies and a 3500 shogun



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Old 05 May 2006, 07:09   #3
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Was this a legal question or a realistic question?
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Would I get away with towing a 26ft boat on a trailer???
I know 3 people who tow boats for a living - they now use Land Rovers after trying most of the competition.

One of the blokes travels all over Europe delivering boats - he even has a tacho in the thing!!! He does about 80,000 miles a year and it is towing all the time. He has had no troubles with his Landie at all.

He tows some REALLY big boats.

A 26ft RIB wouldn't be a problem at all.

I often see the Quinquari boats being towed - they are about 10 or 11m and pretty heavy - as long as the all up weight is less than 3500kgs you will be ok.
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wow must be just all the landies i have owned then that are gutless wonders!

if i was towing professionally for a living i would definatley not tow with a landy 200/300/td5 for sure.

mind you that is only based on experience
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I know 3 people who tow boats for a living - they now use Land Rovers after trying most of the competition.

One of the blokes travels all over Europe delivering boats - he even has a tacho in the thing!!! He does about 80,000 miles a year and it is towing all the time. He has had no troubles with his Landie at all.

He tows some REALLY big boats.

A 26ft RIB wouldn't be a problem at all.

I often see the Quinquari boats being towed - they are about 10 or 11m and pretty heavy - as long as the all up weight is less than 3500kgs you will be ok.
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Old 05 May 2006, 20:11   #7
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wow must be just all the landies i have owned then that are gutless wonders!

if i was towing professionally for a living i would definatley not tow with a landy 200/300/td5 for sure.

mind you that is only based on experience
Doubt you have as much experience of towing as people who do it for a living.......

Of course they may be really stupid and are just buying Land Rovers for fun......
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wow must be just all the landies i have owned then that are gutless wonders!

if i was towing professionally for a living i would definatley not tow with a landy 200/300/td5 for sure.

mind you that is only based on experience
Could be how you drive?
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I know 3 people who tow boats for a living - they now use Land Rovers after trying most of the competition.
I reckon that tax may be the reason for using something that's easier to justify as a commercial vehicle!

Most people I know with large RIBs (ie 8-10m) prefer the Toyota Landcruiser Amazon as their weapon of choice. Cookee is not alone in his choice of a Nissan Navara, and Mitsubishi Shoguns take a lot of punishment. American imports are also surprisingly popular, and For RIBs where the gross weight exceeds 3500kg a Ford F350 can have a hydraulic brake conversion.

Sounds like your acquaintances are small fish in a big sea - the real professionals use a MAN tractor!
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