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Old 28th-December-2010, 21:43
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Default Freelander - Towing Capacity

I have a Freelander diesel 2.0 Td4 SE auto (2003-2005 model). Can anyone let me know if this would be legal and/or suitable to do a long tow - 500+ miles towing a boat weighing 1.95 tons on a good trailer?
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Old 28th-December-2010, 21:51
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Default Re: Freelander - Towing Capacity

max towing for freebie is 2000kg / 2 ton so unless your boat and trailer together weigh 1.95 ton then no you would not be legal, and you would run the risk of being pulled by police/vosa, not to mention that some may say that it would be unsafe.
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Old 28th-December-2010, 21:54
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Default Re: Freelander - Towing Capacity

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I have a Freelander diesel 2.0 Td4 SE auto (2003-2005 model). Can anyone let me know if this would be legal and/or suitable to do a long tow - 500+ miles towing a boat weighing 1.95 tons on a good trailer?
Do you mean Ton or Tonne (imperial or metric) though there isn't much difference

The total weight you can tow with a TD4 is 2 Tonnes

So,

the answer is no,

because it would be the combined weight of the boat and trailer
and, a boat trailer is gonna b at lest 750kg (3/4 of a tonne)
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Old 28th-December-2010, 21:58
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Default Re: Freelander - Towing Capacity

Ashleywood - thank you. I very much appreciate your advice. I guess I now need to find out what the trailer weighs...
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Old 28th-December-2010, 22:00
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Default Re: Freelander - Towing Capacity

Thanks Mark - I understand the boat is 1.95 tons.
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Old 28th-December-2010, 22:02
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No problem fella, but you won't find a trailer that weighs 0.05 tonnes
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Old 28th-December-2010, 22:05
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Default Re: Freelander - Towing Capacity

Plus if you passed your test on or after 1/1/1997 it gets a whole lot more complicated.

Though, I have seen a Freelander 1.8 towing a canal boat down the M6.

Looked a bit like this, except it was green and had rag dolls on it.


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Old 28th-December-2010, 22:12
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No problem fella, but you won't find a trailer that weighs 0.05 tonnes
don't think you'll get a boat on it but the fl should just manage it

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Old 28th-December-2010, 22:16
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Hi Tullester, The advice given above is sound - the boat and trailer is way too heavy and I think you need to hire a good sized van or commercial vehicle. If you have any doubts about the advice go to What Tow Car . com who offer a free online "outfit matching" service which gives you instant results and you can adjust the parameters (eg engine size) and see how it affects the results. Although this is aimed at caravan owners you will find you can select "Boat Trailer" from the drop down menu and you can input the width, height and aerodynamics of the trailer. I havejust had a look at the combination you suggest above and I have to say its pretty dire and illegal. It says you would be a "chicane for other traffic" I don't think you would get much out of first gear. Cheers SW.
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Old 28th-December-2010, 22:28
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don't think you'll get a boat on it but the fl should just manage it

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