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    Default Best Tow car for 3.5 Tonne Boat

    Which car will tow my boat best? I currently have a 2005 Discovery 3 2.7 TDV6. I have been offered a 2003 Toyota Amazon 4.7 v8. The car will mainly be used for towing the boat so I am not concerned about fuel, just which is the best car for the job.

    The Boat is a 2007 Bayliner 265 on a SBS Trailer. Total dry weight including the trailer is 3.2 tonnes

    I have always had LandRovers is the past and towed the boat back from the lakes with the Discovery but cant help but think the Landcrusier might do it better.

    Does anyone have any similar experiences?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Best Tow car for 3.5 Tonne Boat

    Sounds like you need a big tractor !!

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    Default Re: Best Tow car for 3.5 Tonne Boat

    As said above. Theres no sort of car for that weight. You need a truck.

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    Default Re: Best Tow car for 3.5 Tonne Boat

    Toureg V10 Tdi, if it can pull a 747, then a little boat is no problem. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    http://www.autoblog.com/2006/12/04/v...lling-the-747/

    Seriously tho, no problem pulling that weight.

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    Default Re: Best Tow car for 3.5 Tonne Boat

    Ok. Now try stopping it.

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    Default Re: Best Tow car for 3.5 Tonne Boat

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    but cant help but think the Landcrusier might do it better.

    Does anyone have any similar experiences?

    Thanks

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    Correct thinking.
    Spent 12 years retailing 4 WD and that car is one of the best.

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    Default Re: Best Tow car for 3.5 Tonne Boat

    Thanks for the reply. I am seriously tempted to get the Landcrusier, I thought it would be much heavier/bigger than the Discovery but searching the web tonight they seems alot closer in size/weight than I thought.

    The Toureg is good I am sure but not on my list and too much money for my intended use of mainly towing the boat.

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    Default Re: Best Tow car for 3.5 Tonne Boat

    After much experience, towing all sorts of stuff, mostly elegal. Yes weights up to jumbo sizes.

    Most anything will pull 3.5 tons, some better than others. Stopping it, or controling it, is a whole different ball game.

    Forgetting the legal angle. Just how far is this tow and at what speed. Around town carefully, one thing. 100 miles at 60mph quite another.

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    Default Re: Best Tow car for 3.5 Tonne Boat

    Range Rover (Proper one not sport) has a towing weight of 3.5 tonnes and is excellent.

    Nissan navara has a towing weight of 3 tonnes, so would probably do it as can also take a tonne extra on the flat bed (sow should be able to cope with stopping the extra 200kg)

    Can check on the towing weight of the Amazon at work tomorrow if you lke.

    Also beleove the Merc ML has a 3 toone plus towing capacity.
    Half a dinari for an old ex-boater

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    Default Re: Best Tow car for 3.5 Tonne Boat

    the new diesel range rover is brilliant

    i once towed my sealine 19 from weymouth to poole with 3.1 td isuzu trooper, i was flat out in first going up steep hill out of weymouth,
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