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MchaleBuildingServices 03-01-2017 06:56 PM

3.5t tow vehicles
 
looks like might be changing from the l200 for towing upto 3.5t so far it looks like im after an auto 3.2 ranger from 2014 onwards.

So beside the ranger what else tows 3.5t i know the latest shape d max and navara will but what other options are out there needs to be able to seat 5 as sometimes use the vehicle at weekends

hiluxman 03-01-2017 07:02 PM

Re: 3.5t tow vehicles
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MchaleBuildingServices (Post 149914)
looks like might be changing from the l200 for towing upto 3.5t so far it looks like im after an auto 3.2 ranger from 2014 onwards.

So beside the ranger what else tows 3.5t i know the latest shape d max and navara will but what other options are out there needs to be able to seat 5 as sometimes use the vehicle at weekends

New hilux, if you want to spend that much. I think l200 is about 3t now.

Do you need a pick up? Otherwise its landcruiser, range rover, disco.

MchaleBuildingServices 03-01-2017 07:19 PM

Re: 3.5t tow vehicles
 
Carry tools and stuff in the back so would rather keep everything separate rather than a big open space with all the kit stinking the van out. Panel van with rear seats and steel bulkhead might be handy but don't think they do one with the towing capacity. When worked for lor we had a 110 defender would never own one hateful thing
New l200 is 3.2t

pettsy 03-01-2017 07:22 PM

Re: 3.5t tow vehicles
 
Iveco double cabs used to be able to tow 3.5t, not sure if newer ones can? Do you need a 4x4? Just looked online and apparently new transits can tow 3.5t with a reinforced trailer coupling fitted, do they do a crew van?

hiluxman 03-01-2017 07:34 PM

Re: 3.5t tow vehicles
 
Yes most ivecos can tow 3.5t. Vans were some times lighter but if you got a twin wheel then they usually are 3.5t

MchaleBuildingServices 03-01-2017 07:51 PM

Re: 3.5t tow vehicles
 
just had a look for an iveco bit basic inside but the only ones ive seen so far are lwb and are really too long

JD450A 03-01-2017 07:54 PM

Re: 3.5t tow vehicles
 
I loved my 2.3 5 speed Iveco Daily.... aside from the fact the 2.3 engine and 5 speed box where a hateful combination when towing up the local hills and you would either stall or spin out when hillstarting with 7t train weight.... Aside from that it was hell of a tool :)

MchaleBuildingServices 03-01-2017 07:57 PM

Re: 3.5t tow vehicles
 
thats why im leaning to a pick up again plus the rangers auto box is meant to be great with the 3.2 and mainly cant be arsed with having to either change down on long climbs (not a massive problem) or having to slip the clutch when a loaded trailer is on for hill starts

grahams 03-01-2017 08:03 PM

Re: 3.5t tow vehicles
 
I have a ranger 3.2 auto and it is the best work pickup I've had. Pulls well, great with a full trailer. Done about 40,000 miles so far, mostly pulling at least 3t. Would never go back to a defender.
Also own an Isuzu D-Max manual, but find it uncomfortable. Pulls well, but is a bit high geared for towing 3.5t. Lot of clutch slipping to get away and top gear too high.
Graham

grahams 03-01-2017 08:06 PM

Re: 3.5t tow vehicles
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pettsy (Post 149918)
Iveco double cabs used to be able to tow 3.5t, not sure if newer ones can? Do you need a 4x4? Just looked online and apparently new transits can tow 3.5t with a reinforced trailer coupling fitted, do they do a crew van?

Trouble with transits and most other full sized vans is when you use them outside work and want to park. Can get in parking spaces, but can't open the doors as too wide.
Graham


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