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Old 29 August 2016, 06:58   #71
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Mick, it looks like there is an additional tow bar added.

Mr Range Rover is not a sport, so different to the discovery but I guess the concept may work.

Don't know how legal it would be here but will do some homework.

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Mick, it looks like there is an additional tow bar added.

Mr Range Rover is not a sport, so different to the discovery but I guess the concept may work.

Don't know how legal it would be here but will do some homework.

Thanks.

Have a look on here http://www.disco4.com/forum/index.ph...eba8c6670a7fb0
Look up user name RLD he is the chap that made it and is the top fabricator

Might be worth asking
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Old 29 August 2016, 17:34   #73
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I looked into this and as long as it doesn't top 2040kg it is still classed as dual purpose with normal speed limits. The current one is about 1800kg max so i doubt it will gain 200 kg extra.
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Like I said .. I didnt hear or see an outcome ...
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Have had several tow vehicles. One in particular in Europe for three seasons has been the Mercedes Viano with a 2.2 CDI. It was a pleasure to drive with a 5.8 & 5.4 rib behind it and a couple of add on's. Driven many thousands of kilometers in it. In one particular trip Uk-Estonia-Gibraltar-Czech-Croatia-Holland-Palma-Weymouth (in that order). Not exactly the sexist car but got the job done and never had a problem.



Also had a Volvo XC-90 gas, it was ok but I also had a XC-70 diesel and that was much better. It handled better and much better mileage, just need to be mindful of the tranny (auto).

In the States they do not mess around. One particular rig I was given once to pull my very heavy 6.5m rib was a Dodge Ram 3500 with a manual 6.7L turbo diesel with 650 lb.ft. of torque. I literally could not even tell the rib was behind me, it would cruise at 135kph with no throttle then I would remember I had a trailer behind me.



Same truck with 12m rib:
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Well bought a 2014 Touareg SE V6 earlier in the year. Just used it to go to Spain and was really impressed with the drive. Did 2250 miles towing with the rib and back at 24mpg. Real easy driving, comfortably towing at 70mph, trailer weight around 1400kg. Also towed with the cover on.


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Just wanted to add:

I never thought much of this car but I just looked at the spec's for the '14 Touareg with 3.0L diesel engine and it's quite impressive and good looking to boot. If reliability is good then I say this is a keeper.

Tow capacity is 7,700 pounds (3,500 kilo) with the 3.0-liter V-6 TDI with torque output of 407 lb-ft and good mpg. I never knew it was this capable.

That's hard to beat for a car that still looks good in the city. I wonder if it's more reliable than the Disco and resale value comparison?

I did have one year a 2008 Audi Allroad A6 with a 3.0 TDI engine (309bhp) that had 479lb ft of torque. Beautiful car to drive, speeds to 225+kph were not a problem in Germany and towed really well with a light boat load. The car height was adjustable with a push of a button.

It was a joy to drive but I might prefer the Touareg for larger interior and price. Mpg was not great in the Audi but then I have a heavy foot when driving this car. All smiles.

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