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Old 27 March 2016, 18:57   #1
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Freelander 1 TD4

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Freelander 1 Td4 has a legal towing capacity of 2t.
Has anyone with one of these towed about 1.8-2t boat or caravan rig?

Wondering how it would cope. Have found a manual commercial one which would be good as the "boating and dog" car. IF its capable at towing that weight occasionally.

Would usually be for short ish journeys to 20 miles but sometimes 100 miles and on motorways may be necessary.

I am sure there are other cars out there but only really looking for comments on the freelander...

Thx
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Old 27 March 2016, 20:16   #2
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Hi All
Freelander 1 Td4 has a legal towing capacity of 2t.
Has anyone with one of these towed about 1.8-2t boat or caravan rig?

Wondering how it would cope. Have found a manual commercial one which would be good as the "boating and dog" car. IF its capable at towing that weight occasionally.

Would usually be for short ish journeys to 20 miles but sometimes 100 miles and on motorways may be necessary.

I am sure there are other cars out there but only really looking for comments on the freelander...

Thx
There is some good info here:

Matching Car and Caravan - The Camping and Caravanning Club

To be honest I'd be checking out a Disco 2 while researching the freelander
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Old 28 March 2016, 03:20   #3
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Hi Neil.
Ive had 3 freelander 1s. TD4.... 1 manual and 2 autos.they are only 112 hp if i remember.. I would honestly say that would be on it towing limits as is a light car. The manual would shed a clutch /box quickly towing that weight. I ve towed all sorts with mine and a SR 5.4 feels pretty heavy on the rear. Ideall for smaller boats though!
Honestly i would not want to tow two tons on the back and would def not want to put one on a slipway with that weight!!
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Old 28 March 2016, 04:29   #4
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Hi Neil.
Ive had 3 freelander 1s. TD4.... 1 manual and 2 autos.they are only 112 hp if i remember.. I would honestly say that would be on it towing limits as is a light car. The manual would shed a clutch /box quickly towing that weight. I ve towed all sorts with mine and a SR 5.4 feels pretty heavy on the rear. Ideall for smaller boats though!
Honestly i would not want to tow two tons on the back and would def not want to put one on a slipway with that weight!!
Agree with above. Just sold mine and replaced it with a disco.
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Old 28 March 2016, 05:33   #5
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Thanks gents. Those were my general feelings, too heavy a boat for that car. Shame, as in all other respects it meets brief, including economy. Disco out cos of economy.
Was looking at a FL commercial, space to chuck kit in, muddy dog etc.
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Old 28 March 2016, 15:44   #6
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Neil. You would kill it dude with two tons. The commercial had small bouncy tyres which wouldnt do you any towing favours
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Old 28 March 2016, 17:58   #7
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Cheers Matt
The words below "was looking at" say it all...
Although I am considering it anyway as the daily driver for dog, sibbing etc, to replace the peugeot, and keeping the Jeep for rib towing and as a nicer kept car. Which is what it is meant to be now but needa some money spending on it.

Would rather the tow car was a bit older and also used for the dog etc, keeping something nicer as a second car; but daily driver for dog etc also has to be economical which puts most large 4x4s out of the equation.

That said I don't do much mileage at all anymore except down to south coast etc as mainly work from home; so maybe fuel economy no longer such an issue

Decisions decisions
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