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Old 30 September 2008, 10:37   #1
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Best car for towing ribs?

For some unexplainable reason I really want to buy a Land Rover Defender 110. As I am not at all clued up on towing vehicles, I have some probably rather stupid/basic questions:
What is the Defender towing capacity?
What the maximum load one can tow on with a normal licence in the UK?
Any other good alternatives?
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For some unexplainable reason I really want to buy a Land Rover Defender 110. As I am not at all clued up on towing vehicles, I have some probably rather stupid/basic questions:
What is the Defender towing capacity?
What the maximum load one can tow on with a normal licence in the UK?
Any other good alternatives?
A 110 will pull a full 3500kg, which is a hell of a rib. Your ok to pull this on a full uk license unless your under 25 I think. If so you'll need to do a trailer test.
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Old 30 September 2008, 11:03   #3
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Cool, thanks you have convinced me, I am defiantly getting one now.
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I suggest you drive one first for at least 30 miles then decide if you can live with it.

Been there myself a while ago- won't say any more.

Be aware that most larger 4x4s will tow 3.5tn.
Shogun - including the older ones
Disco - again including the older ones
Landcruiser
Etc
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... unless your under 25 I think...
actually I think you mean unless you passed your test (or had you license reissued, for medical or other reasons) since 1997.
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Shogun - including the older ones

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Actually, a LWB Shotgun is only 3300kg.

http://mitsubishi-i.com/newshogun/sp...=1&strCar1=KN7
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actually I think you mean unless you passed your test (or had you license reissued, for medical or other reasons) since 1997.
Actually, I think you mean that I was 3 yrs out. Isn't Google a wonderful thing?,
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Thanks Mollers, had that wrong, was it the same for the old 2.8s?

Don't think I've ever been up near the top end of the capacity on my 3.2 or even my old 2.8, but you never know.

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Thanks Mollers, had that wrong, was it the same for the old 2.8s?

Don't think I've ever been up near the top end of the capacity on my 3.2 or even my old 2.8, but you never know.

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Randski put me in the picture. I tow our 2.5tonne mini digger with ours and ought to put it on a bridge as it's probably a bit borderline.
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