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  1. Thunder1

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    Does anyone use defender 90 td5 to tow horse trailer. If so, what's it like.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Towed half dozen cattle on one trailer with TD5's , horse box no probs. I'd take trailer for spin empty, or do days trailer course, before going down road with my pride and joy in back if I wasn't used to it. :)
     
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    Welcome. Please find below a helpful book when first speaking to and asking for help/ advice from, strangers.
    As to your question , the only real way for you to know, is to try it. Find someone with one and get a feel for it. In this type of scenario, there is no substitute for experience.

    Book as mentioned: 71PquRsxZTL.jpg

    Yes I know you said thanks to replies but would have been nice to say please when asking. Manners cost nothing
     
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    also want to know the answer of this question.
     
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    See above.
     
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    Hi, I tow an Ifor Williams HB 111 with two fatties, with my 90, 2.4 Puma (2008). Found the manouverability rubbish, front lock much too tight. OH has put spacers on front wheels and improved a little, but my old Range Rover and Jeep were much easier when trying to turn or park up with the trailer. Towing wise it's OK. By the way Hi Everyone, I'm new here.
     
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    Hi Ruby. You don’t want to turn too tight to avoid jack-knifing. A defender should turn too sharp easy enough. Trick when learning to tow is give yourself plenty of time/room go slow and nice smooth steering control, no sharp turns (to begin with)

    Basically, the squarer a vehicle the easier it is to judge your corners/manouverability . For this reason defender is top of the list for reversing trailers IMO :)

    Hope this helps
     
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    Welcome @Freshwater Ruby .
    Slow, wide and easy is the trick. I've towed all sorts on a Defender, mil type, which are much heavier, and never had an issue. Maybe the fact you have used a Range Rover, and a J%$# , previously has given you a false impression of how to tow with a 4x4.
    As you have realised, they don't handle the same ;)
     
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    Holy necropost batgirl :eek::D
     
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    This is what comes of someone liking one of my posts, drawing attention to themselves, and having their only post commented on, without my checking dates. tenor.gif
     
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    I'm pulled an Ifor Horse trailer with 2 shires in it behind the P38 and D2 around 2.3ton "fat" ;)

    definitely an odd feeling especially when your cargo keeps moving and making funny noises ;) :D
    Heed the advice of the above ;)

    Was a passenger in my bosses Defender when towing a small tractor, it felt weird, and i wasn't driving!!

    Get some practice first ;)
     
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    Gold Rover, I first towed a double Rice horse trailer back in 1971, with my trusty Series 11 ( which may I add, I passed my driving test in!! ). So you could say I have a 'few' years towing experience with our little green friends! That was my first vehicle, and my present 90 Puma will probably see my driving days out, hopefully, providing I can still get in and out of it. . . . . !!
     
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    Can't speak for a horse trailer or a Defender, but I have towed large and heavy box trailers with both 300tdi and Td5 Discoveries. Not hard at all. Let's face it they win tow car of the year over and over again, not for nothing! Son-in-law had a TD5 90 for a long time and towed ridiculous weights with it. (Builder).
    So I would say it should be fine. At least you should be able to get out of boggy fields!
    As with any towing, it isn't the going forwards that is the problem!
     
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    Over a year between first two posts. Seems you have no issue with the slow bit tenor.gif
     
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    Horses for courses :)
     
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