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Old 25 November 2007, 16:38   #11
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Originally Posted by The Garfish View Post
itts nott de carr dats de problum.

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Old 25 November 2007, 16:43   #12
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Originally Posted by PeterR View Post
I had realised that no car would be any good on a slip way unless 4x4.i had thought that if planned properly i could arrange it to be put in anywhere i went for a charge .and if local i could use the 4x4 i have .L reg frontera done 65,000 miles 2.3 td.I have thought to change the camper and buy 2.8 td renault master or sprinter and convert to a camper and use that to tow with.But had hoped a deisel estate may have also managed it
You'll probably need bigger than a fronty to tow it-from memory my 2.3td had a 2500kg towing weight. It also went bang when I used it to tow-and it was only on 120,000 miles. Bloody awful old 2.3 Bedford engines from the CF vans...

Why not have a look for a Transit County if you can find one-then get that converted to a camper? It'd tick every box going. They aren't cheap though.
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Old 27 November 2007, 03:21   #13
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Always worth remembering that X5/XC90 and a fair few other 4x4s don't have low ratio boxes or clever diffs so whilst they are theoretically capable of towing that weight they are worse than useless on a slipway. This is where the Disco/Defender/Touareg/Cayenne etc come into their own.
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Old 27 November 2007, 04:22   #14
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Originally Posted by Slaphead View Post
The dry weight of a P22 on a trailer is about 2600-2700kg depending on your trailer. Don't buy an estate car, you'll need a medium to large 4x4. I towed mine originally with a 1985 Landcruiser FJ60 series with a 4l non turbo diesel and you knew you were towing a heavy boat. I later had a 1994 Landcruiser VX 4.2 TD which pulled it really well... shite fuel consumption I have to say. The chap who bought it off me initially towed it with a Subaru 4x4 estate car but very soon afterwards bought a new Nissan Navara - type 4x4. Choose carefully because you are stuck with a fuel guzzler when you aren't towing. Hope that helps
Nissan 4 cab only tows 2600kg

I get 28 mpg normally, 22mpg with the rib and 19mpg if I get up late

I've just looked at the new Toyota 4 cab but it only tows 2250 kg and only 5 speed box

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Old 27 November 2007, 07:01   #15
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Has Codders gone into Hibernation?

Surely he would have mentioned Landrover by now?

How about one of those Ssanyong Musso's?
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Old 27 November 2007, 12:53   #16
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ive got a diesel range rover for sale if its of any use to you anything considered in part ex

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