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Old December 24th, 2015, 07:49 PM
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1959 Defender 2 Towing

Can someone tell me the towing capacity of a 1959 Defender 2 ?

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Old December 24th, 2015, 08:05 PM
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okay..ill be the first to ask...what the hell is a 1959 defender 2..??
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What ever it is I bet it leaks.
Of course it leaks...
It's a Land Rover

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Depends on wheelbase (88 or 109) and engine type (2.25 gas or 2.0 diesel).
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109 and 2.25 Gas


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Old December 24th, 2015, 09:03 PM
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Old December 24th, 2015, 10:42 PM
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But seriously, when I had my 2a 88' in high school I would tow my 13 foot Boston Whaler with 2-3 friends in the back and cooler full of Old Milwaukie just fine but it was much lighter than your 109. But let's see some pictures of you truck as a Christmas Rover Porn present.

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What Raub said.... I could tow my 16ft whaler around town with 71 5 door 109 without issue.. I wouldnt ask much more of it than that.
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I once towed a 109 on a flat bed with a 2.25 gas powered 109.
Had to see a podiatrist when I got back home because I kept pushing harder and harder with my right foot trying to get more speed.
Was kicked off the highway for going 22MPH on an upgrade by a state trooper.
Ended up with damaged connective tissue in my right foot.

It is hard to tow something with a vehicle rated at about 80HP or less that has trouble keeping up with traffic without anything behind it.
Then there is the braking issue trying to stop a heavier than normal weight if the trailer has no brakes.

I think it is safe to say that whatever is towed behind a 2.25 powered Series, it should be lightweight in order to travel safely.
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Unlike today early trucks didn't have manufacturer recommended maximum towing capacities. The rule of thumb was for a novice driver not exceed a trailer weight equal to 85% of the towing vehicle weight and for experienced drivers a trailer up to, but not exceeding the towing vehicle weight. Of course that is for a truck in 100% condition; adjust accordingly for your brake, tire, and suspension condition.
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For the series 3, basically the same as series 2, the max towing weight as given by Land Rover, was always 3,5 ton (metric) with overrun brakes and 4,0 with active brakes.
So I think that is appr 3,8 and 4,5 ton here.

I remember back in the days in Europe, these cars were often used for towing a double horse trailer or car trailer, also in our family. Everything just took a little bit longer but this was considered a very good car for towing trailers. If you had money you would buy a Range Rover and there was simply nothing better in the market.

Wetter today's traffic and more wetter today's drivers still want to do this is another question. I used to tow a lot with my series 3 but if I now need to go somewhere with it, I put it on a trailer behind the F250.
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Thank you and Merry Xmas !

The scenario is to be pulling a trailer about 1500 lbs..



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