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    Hi.
    Does anybody have experience towing an affroad trailer with the GV 2,4m?does it cope with the weight?
    Also what is the max weight it can handle on the roof rails?
    Thanx in advance

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    Roof Rails - 60kg or 70kg - its in the hand book, cant remember exact amount....

    If you replace the roof rails and add the FrontRunner Roofrack, it goes up to 300kg as the new rails replace the complete factory setup and the weight is loaded over the whole structure, not just on 4 or 6 points. The replacement rails are extruded Alu channel.

    Towing - Kierie tows a 4x4 trailer iirc - also check here... http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...fload-trailers


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    The roof rack might take 300kg but im not so sjre the car is designed to take thag sort of weight up top?

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    Perfect thank you!
    I now have another issue.
    When I try and unlock car with remote the red light just flashes on remote and car doesn't unlock..key also does not work with button on door or pick up when trying to start car..
    Confused and frustrated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClimbingTurtle View Post
    Roof Rails - 60kg or 70kg - its in the hand book, cant remember exact amount....

    If you replace the roof rails and add the FrontRunner Roofrack, it goes up to 300kg as the new rails replace the complete factory setup and the weight is loaded over the whole structure, not just on 4 or 6 points. The replacement rails are extruded Alu channel.

    Towing - Kierie tows a 4x4 trailer iirc - also check here... http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...fload-trailers
    Correction-...I..only..rent..and..tow..when..required..SAMAYA ..and..Erich..tow..more..than..I..Do..SPACEBAR..JU ST..FAILED..SORRY
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drukkiehh View Post
    Perfect thank you!
    I now have another issue.
    When I try and unlock car with remote the red light just flashes on remote and car doesn't unlock..key also does not work with button on door or pick up when trying to start car..
    Confused and frustrated!
    Easy fix! You need a new battery inside the remote. CR2032 size IIRC, but check first.. Open the remote carefully since the battery bracket and moisture seal drops out easily. Batteries usually last me 12 months.
    Suzuki Grand Vitara 3.2 V6 Auto
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    Kumho KL71 245/75r16
    Frontrunner Slimline II roof rack
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    Lead Crystal 120Ah with CTEK D250S and 80W Bushpower solar panel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kierie View Post
    Correction-...I..only..rent..and..tow..when..required..SAMAYA ..and..Erich..tow..more..than..I..Do..SPACEBAR..JU ST..FAILED..SORRY
    Damn, time for a new keyboard and yes I do tow an off road trailer without isues as can be seen in my reply on the link posted by Climbing Turtle.
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    I tow when I have to help someone move or when going on holiday (then its the Venter) I don't own a big caravan or camping trailer. I do load my roof rack with all SORTS of stuff. I'll be loading a roll of 32mm plastic pipe at the end of December... My GV will look like a Bus to Zimbabwe...
    2008 Suzuki Jimny - Mine / 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara 3.2l V6 Auto - Hers



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    I tow with a 2.4 man GV a Metalian Maxi with relative ease ... Just returned from Okavango and its infamous sand ...Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1481034549.530234.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balljoint View Post
    I tow with a 2.4 man GV a Metalian Maxi with relative ease ... Just returned from Okavango and its infamous sand ...Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1481034549.530234.jpg
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    Do you have a lift kit?
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    Frontrunner can tell you what your maximum moving weight is on the roof with their rack - this is much less than the stationary weight. On my car 80kg versus 300kg. Needless to say we operate below these!





    Quote Originally Posted by Drukkiehh View Post
    Hi.
    Does anybody have experience towing an affroad trailer with the GV 2,4m?does it cope with the weight?
    Also what is the max weight it can handle on the roof rails?
    Thanx in advance

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    Thank you..Will try some new batteries..thank you for all the advice..got my mind working a little!

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    No lift kit fitted yet.will install one in the new year as we heading to the pans in bots..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balljoint View Post
    I tow with a 2.4 man GV a Metalian Maxi with relative ease ... Just returned from Okavango and its infamous sand ...Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1481034549.530234.jpg
Views: 531
Size:  176.9 KB
    Ons wag nog in spanning vir daai trip report
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    2015 Off Trax Outplay Trailer
    2006 Mercedes A170 (Swambo's)
    1996 Mazda Magnum 2600 D/C 4x4 (Sold)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kierie View Post
    Correction-...I..only..rent..and..tow..when..required..SAMAYA ..and..Erich..tow..more..than..I..Do..SPACEBAR..JU ST..FAILED..SORRY
    LOL - Sorry Kierie - I was thinking of Erich!


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    Wizerd Underwear
    FR Slimline Roof-Rack
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    I tow a Sprite SC OffRoad (1340 kg) with my 2.4 Manual. Had a 950 (?) kg Bush Baby before. GV tows both like a dream, although, as said 100's of times before, I had a DASTEK chip fitted and now it tows even better ..... The GV is much better in the veld than my X-Trail I had before, and now, after the chip is equal to the Nissan on-road (except with LESS RATTLES!!)
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    Default Re: Suzuki grand vitara

    Rebel 4x 4 do have a lift kit installed by Suzuki
    Tyres to AT 235/65/17 i think ...
    Just one size wider than standard
    Erich ...eish...time at the moment!
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