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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyscout View Post
    AFAIK this is not a "rule of thumb" it is the law!
    Not necessarily, as using coupled brakes allows you to tow up to the full rated tow capacity of the two vehicle.

    Eg an Amarok can tow 2,8t but my tare is around 1819kg, thus to tow the full 2.8 tons I need a trailer with coupled brakes.

    So yes in essence it is a rule of thumb unless you are prepared to get properly coupled brakes fitted to the tow vehicle and trailer.

    That being said I have not seen too many horse boxes fitted with coupled brakes. So if the mass figures being thrown around are true, then you either need a Discovery or a unimog.

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    2 birth horsebox weigh is approximately 1100 kg. Big warmbloods could weigh up to 900kg. Thus could be 2900kg in total weight for horsebox and horses excluding water teff and groom.

    Most people have smaller horses with a weight of between 300 to 600kg. Therefore you will most likely be well below 2500kg in most instances.

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    Our horses weighs between 350 to 450kg. Another good thing about our "ponies" They eat less, take up less space and we do not need Discovery's as towing vehicles. Ons gebruik sommer ons bakkies
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    it all depends where you are going to:

    if you are going to the Durban July - an ML AMG 63 should do the trick(s)!8)

    if not - consider a Grand Cherokee CRD or Hemi - lots of low down torque and rated to two 3.5t. And you will be hard pressed to get a more comfortable ride. ( the back seats are comfortable too if the box is occupied)
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    I have to include again. The hemi is a towing champ!! The air suspension saves you from having to try and lift a 1t trailer on your own, and is just great with road holding and pulling ability!

    When we moved the gladiator the avg was 16/100kms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickPrado View Post
    2 birth horsebox weigh is approximately 1100 kg. Big warmbloods could weigh up to 900kg. Thus could be 2900kg in total weight for horsebox and horses excluding water teff and groom.

    Most people have smaller horses with a weight of between 300 to 600kg. Therefore you will most likely be well below 2500kg in most instances.
    Those will be draft horses, and they don't fit into regular horse boxes anyway. But I agree, the average combination will be below 2500kg. I tow a horse box (two horses in) with my Isuzu KB very easily. Apparently illegally so.

    I do not recommend towing a horse box with a 250 LE (not DTEQ) though! Your patience will be tested!

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    What about using the 2 horses? It's then a two horsepower operation and you can practice our future method of transport in South Africa hehehehehe.....
    2012: Triton 3,2 DC 4 x 4 (Simson, soos gedoop in die Namib woestyn);

    2006: Colt Rodeo 2.8 DC 4 x 4 (Moses die eerste, soos gedoop in die Limpopo)

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