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freelander towing weight

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by quadchick, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. quadchick

    quadchick New Member

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    can anybody please tell me the towing weight for my she-lander please? she is 1.8 petrol. many thanks
     
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    a skin of a banana :p
     
  3. Pikey

    Pikey Dummy Ejection Facilitator..

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    Have you not heard of google?? If ya had and you'd googled "freelander towing weights." Which would have been quicker than posting on here. You'd have got this as the top result.


    LandRover. Will you be alright clicking that link& scrolling down? Or would you like me to cut & paste the relevant information for you. :doh:
     
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    RichM Well-Known Member

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    Some websites state 1800kg, others state 2000kg.

    If you passed your test on or after the 1st of January 1997, you're not allowed to tow anything which is heavier than the car itself. (Roughly 1555kg) This is because towing restrictions were placed on car licenses obtained on or after the 1st of January 1997. It can be quite confusing, but basically:

    1. Not permitted to tow anything greater than the weight of your vehicle
    2. Not permitted to have an outfit (i.e. car + trailer) which exceeds a combined weight of 3500kg MAM

    A lot of people don't realise this and get caught out.
     
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  6. Pikey

    Pikey Dummy Ejection Facilitator..

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    try again but first do a search for towing on ere. I've posted the proper legal formula for wworking out exactly what you can and can't tow without B+E entitlement
     
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    Pikey Dummy Ejection Facilitator..

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    Nope if the manufacturer states 1800kg max towing weight then that's the max towing weight regardless of what you're carrying in the vehicle itself.
     
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    Oi, the question was what is the towing weight of a Freelander. Answer, most vehicles can tow a Freelander.


    Before buying them, people need to know these things.


    It's a free service you know. ;)
     
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    I didn't say that! But yes, in your previous post you're right. What I said was slightly incorrect.

    The Directgov site slightly confusing and also misleading as a result of that. (surprise surprise!) I Googled around and this cleared it up:

    It is still overly complicated though, to the extent that the Government's own website doesn't even clarify it very well. It would be easier if they just said that drivers with that licence are not permitted to have an outfit that exceeds 4500kg!

    Rich
     
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    No, the reason for the 1,800kg is that you can exceed the gross train weight, the actual max towing weight is 2,000kg.

    Cheers

    Blippie
     
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    Kerbweight of a Freelander 1.8 is about 1457kg, if you are towing a caravan you could theoretically tow a van up to that weight fully laden although the 85% rule suggests it should not weigh more than 1238kg.
     
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    Out of interest, is the 5 door version somewhat heavier than the 3 door version? I tried to find figures before but gave up.
     
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    Richm,

    3-door is slightly lighter than 5 door - kerbweight is 1427kg, 85% rule is thus 1212kg.

    Good site for kerbweights is:

    kerbweights
     
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    Read the hand book!
     
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    Extract from hand book.

    Towing weights​
    Max trailer weight
    Petrol models.................................................... 2000 kg ............................4410 lb
    Diesel models.................................................... 2000 kg ............................4410 lb
    Max nose weight*
    Petrol models.................................................... 140 kg ..............................310 lb
    Diesel models.................................................... 140 kg ..............................310 lb
    Gross train weight
    (maximum weight of vehicle plus trailer)
    Petrol models.................................................... 3760 kg ............................8290 lb
    Diesel models.................................................... 3850 kg ............................8490 lb
    Max roof rack load ................................................ 75 kg ................................165 lb
    NOTE: ​
    If the trailer weight exceeds 1800 kg, the vehicle payload
    must be restricted (ie. to less than the Gross Vehicle Weight) to
    ensure the loaded combination is within the Gross Train Weight
    limit.
    * To improve stability, it is recommended that you adjust the nose
    weight to the maximum limit, when loading to the maximum trailer

    weight (also see note above).