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    Default Ford Everest 2.2 towing a Conqueror Commander...?

    Hi everyone

    We had recently decided we would like to take the camping thing a bit more seriously and we are considering a proper Boswa. We had a look at the conqueror commander which is awesome...but particularly heavy! (Tare 1380kg). I have the Everest 2.2 4x4 manual.

    While the vehicle is rated to tow considerably more, I am a bit worried that the 2.2 might be a little underpowered for such a significant load (I am hoping I am wrong). I also know that something like the 3.2 will tow considerably better - I might consider upgrading at some point, but I would prefer not to.

    Are there any out there that have experience with towing something like the commander with a 2.2 Everest? I am taking my FIL's penta out this weekend for a "test ride" which should hopefully give some indication, but would like if someone could comment with some more first hand experience.

    Thanks!!

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    Default Re: Ford Everest 2.2 towing a Conqueror Commander...?

    I have the Chev Trailblazer 2.5 with the Commander.
    I don't have problems towing. SWAMBO was in the beginning not the lightest of packers and still it was not a problem.
    Last edited by Harry OpieTremspoor; 2021/03/08 at 05:36 PM.


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    Default Re: Ford Everest 2.2 towing a Conqueror Commander...?

    The figures of about 118kW and about 385Nm suggests that it will work. Obviously 147kW and 470Nm will work better.
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    Default Re: Ford Everest 2.2 towing a Conqueror Commander...?

    I tow a Jurgens Excape Tara 1400kg with a 2.2 Ranger Auto 4x4 xls without any problems. Overtaking however has to be considered carefully, since acceleration between 80 to 100 km/h is not a spirited affair.
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    Default Re: Ford Everest 2.2 towing a Conqueror Commander...?

    2016 XL 3.2 4x4 6 spd

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    Default Re: Ford Everest 2.2 towing a Conqueror Commander...?

    Just some feedback; I towed the penta (tare is 1280kg I think) and the 2.2 performed reasonably well. Could maintain its speed (100 - 110kmh), but went up a few steep inclines where dropping a gear to two was required. Felt very stable over the whole trip.

    Overall I think it would manage a commander okay, but then again something lighter would be much more comfortable.

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