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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    If it were me, I wouldn't tell anyone. There are laws against doing certain things to horses & animals in general.
    Hmm, it's the gumboots that are the giveaway..
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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    If it were me, I wouldn't tell anyone. There are laws against doing certain things to horses & animals in general.
    I think it was a whores box...........
    Amarok milk bottle

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    Lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LandyAndy View Post
    I think it was a whores box...........
    it was all nice and clean until Alex opened the door, and then you stumbled upon it

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    gee, you guys have dirty minds....

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    Grand Cherokee Hemi - 3500kgs,

    Not sure on the CRD or 3.6
    I like anything with 4 or more wheels...

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    3L V6 diesel Navara or Pathfinder :B
    Otherwise a Disco would also do....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne CH View Post
    it was all nice and clean until Alex opened the door, and then you stumbled upon it
    The stable door.. Thanks guys for the suggestions, lots of food for thought!
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    Toyota are rated 1500 for some unknown reason. In AUS the same. While is rated at 3500 wish TSA would wake the hell up.

    The new Isuzu or Ford 3.2 ranger are also. Ice choices with good low down torque and good consumption for the far events.

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    Will the 150 Prado 4 VX be able to tow this weight legally?

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    Im looking for a tow car for a friend, so Ive been going through some manufacturers websites looking for a diesel car to tow a 2 berth with, and the numbers have shocked me.

    Pajero sport 1500kg
    Pajero LWB 3300

    Toyota fortuner 3.0 2100
    Hilux 3.0 2500
    LC 76 1500
    LC7 8 1500
    LC 200 3500
    Prado 2500

    Nissan Pathfinder 3000
    Pathfinder 3.0L 3500
    Patrol 2700

    Toureg 3500
    Amorok 2800
    Discovery 3500
    Defender 3500

    chevy trailblazer Couldn't find info

    Ford ranger 3.2 3500

    At shows I see a lot of fortuners pulling horses. Toyota generally has ridiculous towing weights, and VW has brilliant ones.
    I drove a toureg with 2 horses a couple of years ago and got pushed around by the horsebox quite badly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumble View Post
    chevy trailblazer Couldn't find info
    Trailblazer 2.8 4x4 is 2950kg.
    Toyota

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    Tow rating is academic.

    Look at the GCW of the tow vehicle. That is the legal route
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    Interestingly, I have a fried that used to work in the SAPS mounted unit. He said they looked at a few wagons including the discovery and F250 as they thought they should tow legally, however if you look around you will see that they usually end up towing with Nissan NP300 or similar. In the end they just used a normal 1 ton bakkie.

    I live in Kyalami and I see that it is usually woman towing the horse boxes and they normally drive very slowly, and break very gently, so they are not likely to cause too much stress on the brakes.

    I think the biggest issue with any of these is getting them moving. The toyotas all have too tall a first gear, as do the fords/mazdas. My VW amarok has a proper first gear, and the defenders also. Not sure about land cruiser?

    Of course since the OP is looking at an Auto then it is no worries. There was a thread on the VW section a while back where someone needed to reverse up his long driveway with his boat attached. This is certainly a weak point of the amarok auto as it does not have a sufficiently low reverse gear and no low range option.

    I would say that whatever you consider (once you have excluded all the toyotas due to their non-existent tow rating) then definitely hook up your trailer to the prospective shortlist contenders and choose according to your fancy.

    Cheers
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    PS Since you are considering some pretty hefty price tag wagons there, have you looked at the porsche cayenne diesel. Very powerful, very comfortable and very light on fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I had some goodtimes in a horsebox I can tell you...
    Did the horses feel the same way?
    My name is Rainier and I drive a Frotuna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombicon View Post
    Grand Cherokee Hemi - 3500kgs,

    Not sure on the CRD or 3.6
    Same.
    My name is Rainier and I drive a Frotuna.

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    Im looking for a tow car for a friend, so Ive been going through some manufacturers websites looking for a diesel car to tow a 2 berth with, and the numbers have shocked me.

    Pajero sport 1500kg T 1850 Kg
    Pajero LWB 3300 T 2275 Kg

    Toyota fortuner 3.0 2100 T 1852 Kg
    Hilux 3.0 2500 T 1960 Kg
    LC 76 1500 ( wagon 3500 ) T 2245 Kg
    LC 78 1500 ( wagon 3500 ) T 2230 Kg
    LC 200 4.5D 3500 T 2640 Kg, probably the running weight of my D3.
    Prado 3.0 2500 T 2415

    Nissan Pathfinder 3000
    Pathfinder 3.0L 3500 T 2314 Kg
    Patrol Y61 2700 T 2424 Kg

    Toureg 3.0 3500 T 2043 Kg
    Amorok DC auto 2800 T 2101 Kg
    Discovery 3500 T 2461 Kg listed, mine is 2505 on the licence disc
    Defender 3500 T 2055 Kg

    chevy trailblazer 2.8 2950 T 2163 Kg

    Ford ranger 3.2 DC 3500 T 1857 Kg

    At shows I see a lot of fortuners pulling horses. Toyota generally has ridiculous towing weights, and VW has brilliant ones.
    I drove a toureg with 2 horses a couple of years ago and got pushed around by the horsebox quite badly.
    More shocking news!, when tare weights are added in to compare, some may be a little out, but you get the picture.
    Simply put, you can tow up till the vehicles tare weight when you apply the braking laws, beyond this becomes technical, complicated and expensive for not much gain. As a rule of thumb,the trailers GVM should not exceed the tow vehicles tare for general towing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by discoeast View Post
    As a rule of thumb,the trailers GVM should not exceed the tow vehicles tare for general towing.
    AFAIK this is not a "rule of thumb" it is the law!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainier Vermaak View Post
    Did the horses feel the same way?
    Amarok milk bottle

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