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Old 12 May 2014, 06:07   #1
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Ribnet jury- another tow limit question?

I passed test circa 1995

1. Can I, can the car, is it wise- for a 320d 184bhp 2011 touring to pull a braked trailer of circa 1500kg. Car weighs 2000kg, max braked is 1800kg

2. Can I, in a LWB 1990 ish Range Rover 4.0 V8, pull a braked 1600kg trailer. Is it over this total 3500kg limit?


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Yes to both.

I have towed a 1700kg Fletcher behind a 320d Coupe, needed to keep speed down to 50 because the tow hitch was too low(lowered sports springs) which could cause trailer to twitch if you got moving too fast. It wasnt the ideal tow car, but it was legal and worked, I think the touring should be better.

Range rover can tow 3500kg total trailer weight, didnt think the 1990 RR had a 4L, thought it was a 3.5 or 3.9 ? I dragged a 3000kg Bayliner around with a V8 3.9 disco in the 90's, great tow car but I fitted an additional auto box oil cooler and spring helpers on the back to improve it even more.
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If you've got B+E on your licence then both are legal. I wouldn't hesitate to do either.
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Cheers for legal element.

However would it not feel a little intimidating towing 1600kg ie our 6.3 Humber OP with 175hp 2.5L opti on the back of a saloon car. It feels big behind the RR! :-(


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Cheers for legal element.

However would it not feel a little intimidating towing 1600kg ie our 6.3 Humber OP with 175hp 2.5L opti on the back of a saloon car. It feels big behind the RR! :-(


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Yep, it will look massive, but some rigs even look big behind a RR

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Have you seen my rig?

You'll be fine.
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Cheers for legal element.

However would it not feel a little intimidating towing 1600kg ie our 6.3 Humber OP with 175hp 2.5L opti on the back of a saloon car. It feels big behind the RR! :-(
Probs, but I'd have thought you'd be fine if your brakes work. Even with my little 5.3 I used to be a bit wary at roundabouts, in case I had to stop in a bit of a hurry cos some muppet wasn't indicating or going all the way round the outside. But now the brakes on the trailer work I can stop it on a sixpence.

We're thinking of upgrading to a 6m+4 stroke package when the right boat presents itself and I'm planning on towing it with the Exeo (1800 limit). I'd imagine getting it balanced so that the hitch weight is right would be pretty key.
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Try 25m long and 4.5m wide
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25m long and 4.5m wide
Those Ozzie Road trains are big
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'tis but a toy
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