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Old 02 April 2008, 06:22   #21
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This thread on Boatmad shows what happens when the Americans TEAM GEICO decide on a tow vehicle for their recreational toys or should I say a FLEET of vehicles for their FLEET of boats

http://boatmad.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10693
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Old 02 April 2008, 12:04   #22
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if you have an auto box if left in park with engine running it wont move with no hand brake on.when moving in 1st or revers this can be done very slowley with max torque & no clutch burn out
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Would personally recommend L200 for towing,
we tow a 7.8m rib 225hp Mercury, 4 wheel trailer,

Excellent machine for towing,

If I was going again, I would go for Hilux, better fuel economy, I love their look,


As for this rubbish
The ultimate crew cab tow vehicle is the Land Rover 110 Defender!!!

A mate of mine had a Warrior and hated it - so did I - his new Nissan Navara is much better but I don't know if they were around in the 1990s?


Dont waste your time with a Landy
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if you have an auto box if left in park with engine running it wont move with no hand brake on.when moving in 1st or revers this can be done very slowley with max torque & no clutch burn out
Low range works just as well and the vehicle is cheaper to run and to fix.
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A mate of mine had a Warrior and hated it - so did I - his new Nissan Navara is much better but I don't know if they were around in the 1990s?
Nissan D21


or the later D22 which are quite rare-there's a few that are pre-Navarra.
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Low range works just as well and the vehicle is cheaper to run and to fix.
We have an Auto Shogun 3.2 with which I pull 3300kg worth of digger+trailer and a manual L200. I definitely prefer auto. Low box manual is fine other than on the road. Pulling away on a hill with a manual with a serious load on the back and you're grabbing at second hoping not to have lost too many revs and momentum. None of that with auto.
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Dont waste your time with a Landy
You can't say that when Codders is just about to achieve his 10,000th. post. ( 50% of them about Landys)
He is probably having a heart attack as we speak.
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We have an Auto Shogun 3.2 with which I pull 3300kg worth of digger+trailer and a manual L200. I definitely prefer auto. Low box manual is fine other than on the road. Pulling away on a hill with a manual with a serious load on the back and you're grabbing at second hoping not to have lost too many revs and momentum. None of that with auto.
Agreed, for that application it's going to be better.
However, if you're after a pre-00 crewcab to tow a 5.5m boat, you don't need it.A pre-00 crewcab will probably have a good few miles on it and a fair bit of heavy use. A rebuild on an auto box will cost a significant proportion of the vehicle worth-whereas a manual is far less likely to play up and the fuel cnsumption will be less.
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Agreed, for that application it's going to be better.
However, if you're after a pre-00 crewcab to tow a 5.5m boat, you don't need it.A pre-00 crewcab will probably have a good few miles on it and a fair bit of heavy use. A rebuild on an auto box will cost a significant proportion of the vehicle worth-whereas a manual is far less likely to play up and the fuel cnsumption will be less.
Perhaps, but having been either directly or in-directly involved with the plant business for most of my working life, it is a 'given' that auto is preferable for towing. Pulling only a tonne of rib, it's not gonna matter too much either way.
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