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Old 25 November 2007, 15:04   #1
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Towing a pac 22

I want to buy a second hand car diesel estate for long distance economy and hopefully to tow a 2 ton plus boat what choice do i have if any bearing in mind the weight of the boat .Please help so i dont buy the wrong car.Thanks
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Old 25 November 2007, 15:29   #2
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My disco auto does 25 mpg towing a P22. The boat is 1600 kgs empty, add fuel and kit and its going to be 2T plus probably 700 kgs for a decent trailer, you will need a big 4x4 I think especially on the slipway.

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Old 25 November 2007, 15:31   #3
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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
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Old 25 November 2007, 15:42   #4
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If it grosses at 2600-2700kg you're in big 4x4 territory. An X5 will only tow 2300kg legally.
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i'd go for a heavy vehicle, Surf Disco Landie Trooper You can pick Surf's up for very keen prices They are great trucks but the 3.0l is thirsty. If you must have a car then it's got to have some weight in it and power So Merc estate Jag and the balance of the trailer needs to be much better. I'd also suggest your unlikely to get away with anything less than great trailer brakes with a car.
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i'd go for a heavy vehicle, Surf Disco Landie Trooper You can pick Surf's up for very keen prices They are great trucks but the 3.0l is thirsty. If you must have a car then it's got to have some weight in it and power So Merc estate Jag and the balance of the trailer needs to be much better. I'd also suggest your unlikely to get away with anything less than great trailer brakes with a car.
I reckon that trying to pull that much weight up a slip with a car would be close to impossible unless the slip is in pristine nick.
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I did recomend a 4x4

However I used to recover a Camel with a Primera I used a long rope so I was on the good stuff but it was a lot better when I got the trooper
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Old 25 November 2007, 17:13   #9
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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
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.Please help so i dont buy the wrong car.
itts nott de carr dats de problum.

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