Well, as this tread started about freebies and 6m boats
I tow my Ribcraft 5.85 on a rather large 4- wheel trailer and have no problems at all.
OK it is a V6 Automatic which would solve the "cluch burning" syndrome - but it does tow the boat up slipways remarkably well - I've never had any problems, and I've used some steep and slippy slips that you can hardly walk on without falling over
On the road again excellent - set the cruise control to 60 MPH (or other suitable speed
) and off you go .... no problem at all.
The auto gearbox is fantastic, it auto senses that you are towing and goes into a special "Tow Mode", don't ask me how, I just know it works very well. You can also use the box as a 5-speed steptronic box and select your own gears, but I only find I need to use this when decending steep hills for engine breaking.
OK so its a bit thirsty on the juice, so I had mine converted to LPG which makes it cheaper to run than my last diesel Freebie
I would definately go for one again.... but the V6 isn't on our car list at work
However the Defender 90 is. Now that must be the ultimate tow car - but what about driving it for the rest of the week?
Now all I need is the promotion to get the fully expensed 90..... If pigs could fly