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Old 28 December 2016, 15:13   #1
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4x4 to tow 2100kg

perhaps looking to change cars and not sure what best options are, maybe a big automatic 4x4 estate car this time.

anyone know what is out there outwith the normal suspects?
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perhaps looking to change cars and not sure what best options are, maybe a big automatic 4x4 estate car this time.

anyone know what is out there outwith the normal suspects?


Hi Paul my horse for many years was a Sorento and I never had a problem. Changed two years ago to. BMW X5 3.0 d automatic and I have been pleasantly surprised it never misses a beat with plenty of torque
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x5 isn't big enough buddy for my model planes and the sorento isn't for me.
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will check out the allroads, i thought they were 1900kg towing though so i'll do more digging.

i should add, i'm not paying 500 quid road tax for ANYTHING unless it has ferrari or lambo written on it

this thing will sit on my driveway 99% of its life.
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what about an ex Taliban hilux an old dog and buy something decent for not going in the sea
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what about an ex Taliban hilux an old dog and buy something decent for not going in the sea
never had to put the car in the sea, although yesterday was close!

the ramps at the forth are very shallow, LT's boat came off with the car in the water, i needed probably 20ft of rope......then the fun began but my lips are sealed, LT can take the spot light if he wants . if anyone was in that marina yesterday they will have thought we just got our boats for christmas. was truly all the gear and no idea.

it was quite laughable how high my boat was sitting while backed in fully with tyres just at the wet stuff.
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never had to put the car in the sea, although yesterday was close!

the ramps at the forth are very shallow, LT's boat came off with the car in the water, i needed probably 20ft of rope......then the fun began but my lips are sealed, LT can take the spot light if he wants . if anyone was in that marina yesterday they will have thought we just got our boats for christmas. was truly all the gear and no idea.

it was quite laughable how high my boat was sitting while backed in fully with tyres just at the wet stuff.
we must have missed you by 5 mins I had to go back to hawes pier as I had 5 kids whining did John tell you about the anchor hatch getting broken it was rough out there
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yes it was rough as heck, only thing broke on my boat was my back

i can honestly say it wasn't worth the effort for the boating but the company was good as always with LT and his good lady.

no he didn't mention you broke anything, not spoken to him since last night.
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one of the kids was sitting right up the front and smashed the anchor lid with his arse mrs breezeblock got soaked we came in earlier than we were wanting but I wasn't willing to take the risk when the waves starting coming over the harbour wall that was the sign for me to bail out early
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it was a cluster from the get go our end so you were in good company.

i forgot to take the keel rollers out the outboard tilt unit at launch.
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New navara is great for boating 3500kg towing and all the wet stuff goes in the back road tax is around £225 year I think, what's your budget ?
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navara or any pickup style is no use unfortunately (not enough room due to the lack of through space into cabin)
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perhaps looking to change cars and not sure what best options are, maybe a big automatic 4x4 estate car this time.

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good shout, transporter too maybe!
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Limits your choice a bit then ? Disco, Range Rover, Q7, Merc ML, or the new disco sport 2500kg towing capacity
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yes my choices are limited by ruling out pickups but can't be helped.

i might live with my current xc90 and look at the new skoda kodiaq which is out next year, i really don't know just now. i know of all the normal offerings and i don't like any of them hence the post, there must be something i haven't looked at or considered.
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yes my choices are limited by ruling out pickups but can't be helped.

i might live with my current xc90 and look at the new skoda kodiaq which is out next year, i really don't know just now. i know of all the normal offerings and i don't like any of them hence the post, there must be something i haven't looked at or considered.
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