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Old September 24th, 2017, 03:22 PM
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110, towing, and gvw.

Just spent the weekend towing our camp trailer, and Andrea and I were discussing a larger trailer, tow vehicles and what can we tow. I was wondering if a stock 110 can pull whatever gvw Rover says (7700#?), if one Fitz disc brakes to the rear, higher rate springs and gas charged shocks, could it safely pull more?
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Old September 24th, 2017, 06:08 PM
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I'd say yes. I towed a 12000lb mini excavator on a 3500lb trailer. This was with a dixion bate drop hitch. My truck at the time was a tuned 200tdi with a 1.2 tcase and 31in tires and stock drums two door 110.

I had a mild lift with new tf shocks in the rear . Trailer had surge disc brakes


The tow was not long distance about 50 miles in one direction but, over some pretty serious upstate NY roads. I kept it under 50mph.



Frankly now with my rear swapped to disc I may have been insane for doing this but, the truck was fine.
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Old September 24th, 2017, 07:18 PM
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Trailer brakes and a load leveling hitch will make you safe. Biggest problem with defenders is the lack of torque/power.
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Couldn't agree more that power is lacking from my 3.5. My LR4 v6 pulled a 4500lb airstream with no issues, so I would think an LC9 or LSx fitted to the 110 could make an easy job of it. I realise it would be easier to go out and pickup a F250 and be done with it, but......
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I'd say yes. I towed a 12000lb mini excavator on a 3500lb trailer. This was with a dixion bate drop hitch. My truck at the time was a tuned 200tdi with a 1.2 tcase and 31in tires and stock drums two door 110.
That's mighty impressive!
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That's mighty impressive!
It's was slow going I'll tell you that
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Couldn't agree more that power is lacking from my 3.5. My LR4 v6 pulled a 4500lb airstream with no issues, so I would think an LC9 or LSx fitted to the 110 could make an easy job of it. I realise it would be easier to go out and pickup a F250 and be done with it, but......
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