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insiorc



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Scotland 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Firenze Red
Alternative tow vehicle with 3.5t capacity

Hi Folks

While my RRS is mainly a family runaround, it is occasionally being used to pull my 3.5t IFW trailer. I have a pre-1997 license so the trailer goes by 'weighed' weight rather than plated weight with regards to tow vehicle capacities if less than trailer plated weight, but I still like having a tow vehicle capable of the 3.5t, hence having my Defender and RRS.

Like others on here I would like to consider an alternative brand due to the way LR are going with their pricing and service, but 3.5t capable vehicles of a decent spec seem quite rare, just today triggered by another thread I looked online at the XC90 and it is only 2.7t.

So does anyone have any idea's of a replacement vehicle with 3.5t tow capacity or very close to it, of a spec to replace an RRS (offroad capability isn't so important, and no girly looking pickups)?

Thanks 13MY Range Rover Sport Autobiography SDV6 - mine
14MY Range Rover Evoque Dynamic SD4 Black Pack - wife's
99MY Defender 90 TD5, Soft Top Conversion - my toy, and bairns favourite

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Tyrefitter



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I was going to suggest one of these 3.2 towing capacity,,,,till I read the last bit of the post Rolling with laughter


Andy 2014 RRS SC santorino,coris roof.
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Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter i like that comment girly looking pick ups Thumbs Up

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muddywheels
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Laughing

List of 3500kg towing vehicles https://www.parkers.co.uk/car-advice/guide-to-towing-capacity/

Land Rover Defender
Mitsubishi Shogun
Land Rover Discovery
Jeep Grand Cherokee
BMW X6
Isuzu Trooper
Toyota Land Cruiser
Range Rover
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Volkswagen Touareg

I was pretty impressed with my Landcruiser towing twin axles back in late 90s before I switched to LR Thumbs Up

My brothers have used them for towing mini diggers etc for years and swear by them - I got them to try a Disco but they gave up due to constant issues with gearbox etc Embarassed 

NOW GONE

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Tim in Scotland



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G-Wagen costs more than an SVR RRS in the UK but is as crude to drive as a Defender, even the AMG versions are pretty crude, but at least Mercedes hasn’t abandoned ladder frame vehicles like LR. There is also a new Land Cruiser just launched in the UK that is a bit more refined than the previous versions 2018 Melting Silver Mini Countryman PHEV - a test car before Seeing if I could go to totally Petrol/Diesel free motoring
2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, the best car I have ever owned, totally reliable only a cou0le of rattles in 3 years, now no longer in my care
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW

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insiorc



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Thanks folks,

Unfortunately I've never liked the G-Wagon, I've never been in one but they were common where I was in the middle east and I thought they looked awful, especially the pimped up ones.

Andy, sorry for my comment on pickups Laughing but to me a pickup needs to have a dead sheep thrown in the back or a length of 6x2 sticking too far out the rear to look right. Modern pickups on the school run just don't look right to me...

That Parkers list was great, I never knew a VW Touareg had 3.5t capacity so I think I'll have a look into it. 13MY Range Rover Sport Autobiography SDV6 - mine
14MY Range Rover Evoque Dynamic SD4 Black Pack - wife's
99MY Defender 90 TD5, Soft Top Conversion - my toy, and bairns favourite

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RRSTDV8



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muddywheels wrote:
Laughing

List of 3500kg towing vehicles https://www.parkers.co.uk/car-advice/guide-to-towing-capacity/


Shame they missed the RRS off the list. Whistle 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

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