Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 15 July 2004, 03:48   #11
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Newfoundland
Length: no boat
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 2,097
Agree with Auto box enthusiasts! I towed 7.5m Scorp on v heavy duty road trailer (so much so that it rode better when the fuel tank was full with 60 galls of fuel!) behind Auto Isuzu Trooper and it went like a dream. I don't believe the auto box makes any significant impact on fuel economy on big 4x4. Or to put it another way, if fuel economy was so important you would find another way to sort out the boat (e.g. marina berth / dry berth / old 4x4) and run a car wouldn't you?

Having the ability to use low range is a neccessity on a big boat / trailer combo IMHO.
__________________

__________________
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 July 2004, 04:24   #12
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Allington Salisbury
Make: Halmatic Pacific 22
Length: 6m +
Engine: diesel
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 41
Chris I changed from a Range Rover V8 last year to a new Td5 manual saving a
fortune on fuel Disco returning 26 to the gallon & thatís pulling a Pacific
22. & in the winter 2 big horseís.
PS always use low ratio on the slipway
Phil H.
__________________

__________________
Philip Hodson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 July 2004, 05:17   #13
Member
 
Simon B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Leicester
Boat name: Vixen
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki OB 175
MMSI: 235071839
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,621
Go for auto fundamentally better off the road in situations where you need constant torque ideal for slippy slipways etc. Not driven on but a bet its a whole lot better than my 110 Landrover in reverse backing up the slip..hmmm "Just love the smell of burning clutch plates in the morning" tends to bring out all the trainspotters too!
__________________
New boat is here, very happy!
Simon
www.luec.org
Simon B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 July 2004, 06:32   #14
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon B
Go for auto fundamentally better off the road in situations where you need constant torque ideal for slippy slipways etc. Not driven on but a bet its a whole lot better than my 110 Landrover in reverse backing up the slip..hmmm "Just love the smell of burning clutch plates in the morning" tends to bring out all the trainspotters too!
Don't You use low range? A diesel 110 will go up any slope backwards on tickover - don't need to touch the throttle!

I agree though an auto is better in most offroad situations other than steep decents - even locked down into 1st there isn't as much engine braking as a manual.
__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 July 2004, 09:11   #15
Member
 
Simon B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Leicester
Boat name: Vixen
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki OB 175
MMSI: 235071839
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,621
Affirmative Codprawn, it judders so badly in reverse I have to slip the clutch, I do use low box and similarly to the diesel my 4.6 v8 goes ok on tick over. I might get some lessons on more off road type driving.

Ofcourse one could wait and go for the all new Disco an acquaintance of mine works for Landrover and had one to test so brought it over to show me what a beast! drive train selection is done on a touch screen that selects gears and suspension set up. We just want see the jag v8 diesel fitted to the Defender to be in AutoNirvana.
__________________
New boat is here, very happy!
Simon
www.luec.org
Simon B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 July 2004, 09:55   #16
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
[QUOTE=Simon B] Affirmative Codprawn, it judders so badly in reverse I have to slip the clutch, I do use low box and similarly to the diesel my 4.6 v8 goes ok on tick over. I might get some lessons on more off road type driving.

You don't need lessons - just loads of practice - and it's fun learning!!!!

Shouldn't judder so badly - maybe your tickover is too low - having said that diesels always amaze me - even the Vauxhall Signum 2.0dti(YUK YUK) I have at the moment will climb any steep hill you point it at in first with your feet off all the pedals. Anyone with a diesel should try it - very suprising.

My mate with a new Transit van was complaining how easily it would stall - I told him it would climb anything on tickover and he refused to believe me until I proved it!

The trick is to approach the hill on tickover - too late when you are on it - feet off and let the engine do the rest.
__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 July 2004, 15:42   #17
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Pembrokeshire
Boat name: Pendragon
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200 suzuki
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 85
If you are looking to get a new new disco (Nov) time, remember it does not have a ladder chassis construction. I am sure it will still be good at towing, but I would rather tow with a vehicle with a chassis rather than the new mono......... what ever it is.

manual / auto, no difference on a slip with the TD5, just put in low box, don't touch the throttle and she will pull anything. If you touch the gas, then you are introuble intil you spin that turbo, clutch issues etc. Economy, I would buy what ever you are comftable with. Try a Landcruiser.
__________________
peter 24/7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 July 2004, 02:50   #18
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: West Wickham
Boat name: Aries IV
Make: Scorpion
Length: 8m +
Engine: Etec 250
MMSI: 235036477
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 273
Thanks Guys!

It looks like it'll be the auto then!

Regards,

Chris.
__________________
Chris Murray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 July 2004, 07:42   #19
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Murray
Thanks Guys!

It looks like it'll be the auto then!

Regards,

Chris.
Just remember to check auto transmission levels and change the oil and filter in the box at the proper times - my mate has a Shogun and the gearbox played up towing his new caravan - I asked him if he had changed the fluid and filter and he said they never needed changing - scary considering he is considered to be a good mechanic!!!
__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 July 2004, 11:19   #20
RIBnet supporter
 
LURCHER's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Tisted Hampshire
Boat name: Hot Lemon
Make: Scorpion
Length: 8m +
Engine: Inboard
MMSI: 235
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 766
Send a message via MSN to LURCHER
Auto

I have always had auto discos and last year chnged to an Isuzu Trooper also auto and a lot quicker than the LR . Trooper now for sale if you are interested 52 plate 41000 miles !
__________________
LURCHER is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:04.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.