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Old May 22nd, 2008, 03:52 PM
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 04:00 PM
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Any guesstimate what the average speed of a loaded 3.9 110 pulling a 4,000 lb trailer up the grade to Eisenhower would be??
SLOW. A couple years ago I moved a bunch of furniture to the cabin. I had the roof basket full (armoire), I was towing a FULL 5x9 utility trailer, 400lbs of dogs and two humans (yah, we looked like rednecks). I could barely maintain 20mph up Wilkerson Pass (~9,500ft).

Ship the Porsche and have fun. When 'ya hit Denver, let us know. I'm sure a few of us would come out and meet 'ya for a beer (or two).
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 04:13 PM
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I hunt out near Steamboat and the trip back with all my gear on I-70 is always fun. If I can make the light turning onto I-70 east from the Silverthorn exit and get as much speed as possible on the on-ramp I can make the climb to the Eisenhower tunnel. The problem is if I get stuck behind a truck or slow car and have to downshift out of 4th or get below 2,100 rpm; then I am screwed. Then I am the guy in the far right lane going about 25 mph while everyone flies by.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 04:14 PM
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I think if it was me I'd ship the 110 and drive the Porsche - or maybe not - depends on what route you're planning to take and how long you'll want to be on the road. If it's just driving across country on paved roads the Porsche would be more fun (and much more fuel efficient).

Obviously you can't take advantage of the capabilities of the Land Rover to explore some scenic back country along the way if you're dragging a trailer full of ass-engined Nazi slot car behind you. If you want to throw some camping gear in the Rover and get off on some dirt roads along the way take the 110 and ship the Porsche. You can figure that the extra fuel costs of dragging the trailer will pay for a big chunk of the shipping cost for the Porsche
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 04:16 PM
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I haven't seen this talked about much on this site, but you may want to consider the Birmabright Brotherhood Club for this sort a trip. I'm not a member, but it was recommended by a friend.

http://www.birmabrightbrotherhood.org/

Still think you should try and fly it. The take off would be awesome!. The landing...not so awesome.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 05:41 PM
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I have basically an entire 110 I could canibalize for parts if you needed something overnight.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 06:32 PM
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I would of shipped them both but we have a couple dogs and didnt want to put them in the cargo of a plane which is why i decided to drive the 110. Good to know you guys are out there if I get into trouble.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 06:50 PM
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I checked prices for shipping my 110 from Georgia to Alaska and it was cheaper to ship it than to drive it, the plus is, you don't damage your vehicle on the drive and you know what you have when you get there.

After hauling a two horse trailer over the west virginia turnpike in a then new RRC with two warmbloods in the back, I would not recommend it to anyone. It sucked bad.

I'm with Jack, ship the 110, drive the porsche.
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Life is an adventure... I would drive it. Slow or not, drive. I used to tow my ST 90 (about 4500 lbs + trailer) around with my RR 4.6. It towed just fine with a 16' car hauler trailer. I had several people get all worked up about it. One of the guys who complained the most, I wheeled with him and his giant Excursion diesel pulling his Series truck, pissed a ton of trans fluid pulling into Tellico. Never had an issue with my RR. I brought it 9 hours to Mar, many trips to Tellico and Uwharrie. It was not the fastest truck, but was fine.

How much could the Porsche weight? 2600 + 1500 for the trailer?
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 08:56 PM
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Life is an adventure... I would drive it. Slow or not, drive. I used to tow my ST 90 (about 4500 lbs + trailer) around with my RR 4.6. It towed just fine with a 16' car hauler trailer. I had several people get all worked up about it. One of the guys who complained the most, I wheeled with him and his giant Excursion diesel pulling his Series truck, pissed a ton of trans fluid pulling into Tellico. Never had an issue with my RR. I brought it 9 hours to Mar, many trips to Tellico and Uwharrie. It was not the fastest truck, but was fine.

How much could the Porsche weight? 2600 + 1500 for the trailer?
Thats about how much it would weigh. The car is just over 3000lbs. Im all about the adventure. I drove here in 1994 in a 1971 VW Bus that I paid $600 for in the middle of Winter and never left!
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I would of shipped them both but we have a couple dogs and didnt want to put them in the cargo of a plane which is why i decided to drive the 110. Good to know you guys are out there if I get into trouble.
As much as I love my truck, that's a lot of driving in any car...let alone a defender. Not sure how old your children are, but 'are we there yet?' keeps ringing in my ears... The bright side, since the tank is so f* small, you'll be able to make frequent stops for the dogs and family.

FYI, there are pet services out there that will transport your dogs by land...
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 10:55 PM
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oh im not crazy enough to bring my kid. They will fly with my wife. I like adventure not torture!
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 08:03 AM
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Well welcome! I grew up in Yarmouth and as you noticed Freeport is right next door. Your timing is great too- summer on casco bay is fantastic.

I live in a barn on my folks farm with a fairly well stocked shop below me, so if you immediately need to do some welding or whatnot when you show up feel free to come on over.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 09:14 AM
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oh im not crazy enough to bring my kid. They will fly with my wife. I like adventure not torture!
haha, anyone who has small kids knows exactly what you mean anything over a 10 minute drive it starts.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 01:26 PM
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Just you and the dogs cross country in the 110 sounds like great trip. Much better image than the one with you wife, kids, dogs and a trailer with a 911.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 03:34 PM
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Well welcome! I grew up in Yarmouth and as you noticed Freeport is right next door. Your timing is great too- summer on casco bay is fantastic.

I live in a barn on my folks farm with a fairly well stocked shop below me, so if you immediately need to do some welding or whatnot when you show up feel free to come on over.
Noah I might just take you up on that and will send you a PM so we can grab a beer when we get settled. I grew up spending summers at Grandmothers house in Maine so Im pretty excited to get out there full time. Lets go catch some Stripers!

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Just you and the dogs cross country in the 110 sounds like great trip. Much better image than the one with you wife, kids, dogs and a trailer with a 911.
Doug you can say that again! So what spares would you guys bring besides belts and hoses?
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is 3.5 tonnes the same as 3.5 tons ? or is that some imperial measurement ?


FWIW if it were mine to do, I'd probably ship the 993 with my household goods and make an adventure of crossing the country with the 110. I towed a Range Rover p38 4.6 HSE (much heavier than your 993) through the mountains of Virginia with my 93 Range Rover lwb 4.2 and it did very well. There were places where it downshifted into 3rd and only pulled @ 45mph up some of the mountains but in the foothills and on the flat it easily would pull 70-75.
its the the english spelling or maybe even my terrible spelling, the pics of the 110 high cap will be taken tomorrow
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Ton = 2000 lbs
Tonne= 1000 kg = 2204 lbs
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Ton = 2000 lbs
Tonne= 1000 kg = 2204 lbs
so there you go...another thing that we have thats bigger!!!!
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