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Old January 3rd, 2014, 09:48 AM
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1993 NAS 110 towing capabilities

New to the forum. Giving some serious thought to a NAS 110. What are the towing capabilities for a stock truck? I need to tow around 5500 pounds.

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Old January 3rd, 2014, 09:55 AM
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Go to this site. It is dedicated to the NAS110. All specs are there.

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A stock 1993 3.9 V8 can hardly tow its own rear bumper, let alone 5500 pounds.

However, when it was new it was rated to tow 5000lbs in high range, on roads, with trailer brakes.
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Looks like hes in flat Florida. Slap on a trailer brake and move...slowly...out.

Funny I was wondering the same for 110/130 with TDI.
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New to the forum. Giving some serious thought to a NAS 110. What are the towing capabilities for a stock truck? I need to tow around 5500 pounds.

Gary
5500 is easily done. Mathias Moran has a NAS 110 he's put a 4.6 block into and he regularly tows his car trailer with massive 109 trail rig all across the country. He uses a load leveling hitch to improve stability.
I have towed over 7k with my 130.
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Can it do it? Barely. It's miserable in the us and incapable of highway speeds with that load you want to haul.
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Looks like your simple 3-word answer is : "Yes, but SLOWLY"
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Perspective. If you've ever towed with a light duty American diesel pickup, your perspective changes on what is slow or not.
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Do yourself a favor and get a custom license plate that reads "its a 93". Trust me on this one.
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WD hitch, electric trailer or surge brakes.

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Hahah, why does everyone always ask what year it is!
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Hahah, why does everyone always ask what year it is!
Mark is 100 percent correct on this!
I think it is because people (by that I mean the general public and not car enthusiasts) generally love and are drawn to Defenders. So, you'll get people who have literally no idea about cars whatsoever looking for ways to show you they appreciate your rig. The only question that seems to be universally acceptable (to them at least) is...."what year is that?"
I think it stems from general confusion, but also nobody wants to get called out for asking a "dumb" question and the what-year-is-it appears to be acceptable.

Who said it best on this board? When asked "what year" they replied "which part?"

At this point I don't think my truck has any group of parts from any one year. It has become such menagerie of parts spanning two decades that I don't even know anymore.

To keep this back on subject, I have no problem hauling up to a 23' boat around locally, but don't think I'd want to spend a day towing a 23' boat around. It's just way too slow for our highways. What does a 2007 23' CC Outrage weigh? Anyone know? Before you ridicule me for not knowing, it's not my boat, but end up hauling it to storage for a buddy (locally)
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I believe it is because they are expecting the reply to be "fifty something". When you say "ninety something", they are in shock.
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New to the forum. Giving some serious thought to a NAS 110. What are the towing capabilities for a stock truck? I need to tow around 5500 pounds. Gary
. I have a stock NAS 110 and towed my 18 ft. Trailer today with a load of dirt - probably only 6 bucketfuls and I could barely get over 45 mph on e very slight incline ranch road back to my place. I tow stuff on a regular basis, but it's slow on the highway, I pull a Polaris ranger crew on the same trailer and people honk at me frequently as it takes so long to get up to speed. So,no - not your best tow vehicle. But it looks good trying
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