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    Quote Originally Posted by 101RRS View Post

    On the side box - I assume yours has it

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    Impressive nevertheless, on an icy road.

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    Looks like he's using the retractable tow hitch which I doubt is rated for this?

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    Impressive nevertheless, on an icy road.

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    I wouldn't think rated at 44T for sure!
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    I think this guy knows were the DSC button is, he's flogging it !


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    Very interesting caravan tow test

    Land Rover Defender - Highway Towing Test & Weigh-In - YouTube

    Certainly won’t be a tourer with a big van on ? Any where Close to total legal tow weight you run out of axle weight
    . In this video with driver and van hooked up with a totally stock unit there was 50kg axle rating left on the rear .

    Testing showed though it performed very well for the 4 banger. Throughout town and on the highway.

    So it looks like you will restricted to 2 tonne and under if you want to tour and tow and remain legal and have any hope of carrying a few accessories and gear.

    How many peeps will change their minds now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4runnernomore View Post

    Certainly won’t be a tourer with a big van on ? Any where Close to total legal tow weight you run out of axle weight
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    Checking with Zone RV at the moment (used in the vid), I am looking at the the Zone Base off road model which has a TARE of 2.4-2.6 depending on how you option and then allow
    200KG for fuel, water etc and then say 200KG for personal stuff.. trick will be to keep it to about 3T.. I have the 5+2 seater so will have the luxury of 1900KG on the rear axle rather than
    the 1800 quoted in the video.. wish me luck
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    Good review. The rear axle capacity quoted of 1800Kg is for a 5 seater. The 7 seater is 1900Kg, remove the two rear seats and you'd get a bit of extra head room there plus, you get an extra 80Kgs on your GVW (and GTW) with the 7 seater:

    Numbers here:
    https://www.ownerinfo.landrover.com/.../proc/G2723917

    7 Seater is the logical choice if towing at the limits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBD4 View Post

    7 Seater is the logical choice if towing at the limits.
    Depends,sure the weight rating is increased, but if you want to carry 7 people, and tow a large van good chance you will be over.

    Five people, good chance you will be over/almost over as well.

    Even 7 seater, with rear seats removed, two people, bit of gear, still very close to being illegal.

    The test vehicle used was empty, bog standard, no accessaries.

    I can see some buyers are going to get caught out.
    Yes,the salesman will say, it can tow up to 3.5T....
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    Even 7 seater, with rear seats removed, two people, bit of gear, still very close to being illegal.
    going to test that out with Zone and cruisemaster when i order and visit them in early May.. there will only be the two of us,
    recovery gear, extra fuel and sixth wheel.. based upon the numbers he ran i think i can bring our 5+2 within legal requirements,
    it is just understanding what the actual loading needs to be in real world figures rather than that published.. i am looking to aim around
    the 3T mark and no more.. based upon the calculator Zone have sent me, that should come in approx 300KG on the nose, and may
    aim for a tad lighter if i can (without compromising stability)..
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