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Old June 2nd, 2006, 08:19 AM
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Towing 2000 lbs. with D90

I have a 7x14 trailer that when fully loaded is around 1700-2000 lbs. Research has showed me my 95 D90 can handle up to ~7000 lbs. My concern is that when I drop the trailer onto the hitch the back squats pretty low and the front end comes up a bit. Due to the short wheel base I was wondering if there is a concern that the wieght could actually cause the front to lose contact with the road and then lose the ability to steer. Has anyone towed a heavy load that can assure me I am worring over nothing?

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Old June 2nd, 2006, 08:34 AM
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How far are you going? Short trip, no problem. I wouldn't want to go very far for the reasons you mention.
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 08:48 AM
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Tongue weight ...

Hi Andrew,

It depends mostly of the tongue weight of you trailer or how it was loaded. Their is a tougue weight limit for the 90 that I dont have but it is usualy around 250-300 lbs. In respect to that weight their should not be any problems. You can find that info in the owners manual (usualy). So that way you can carry a very heavy load but if you have a trailer that has a tougue weight of 200 pounds it is no problem (why a 4 wheel trailer is better than a 2 wheel one).

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Old June 2nd, 2006, 05:32 PM
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How do you figure out/ find out the tongue weight?
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 06:30 PM
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How do you figure out/ find out the tongue weight?

Load the trailer, put a 2x4 under the hitch with one end on a scale of your choice. Read the weight on the scale. Don't let the trailer move while teetering on the 2x4.

This is the poorboy way. A trailer supply business may check the tounge weight for you.

There is more info on towing with a D if you want to search the forum.

Don't even consider trying to tow 6 or 7 thousand pounds with a Defender.
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 06:56 PM
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I tow a tent trailer periodically. Loaded up its around 1800#. No worries except for a. no power on a grade and b. lousy braking. But I dont even know its there much of the time on the flats. The truck weighs in over double the trailer, so not much of a problem there with handling. YMMV.
I recall LandRover rating something at 7000# tow -- but in low range. 5000# in hi. I think this was a disco I, which is essentially the same drivetrain with slightly longer wheelbase.
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 07:51 PM
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Load the trailer, put a 2x4 under the hitch with one end on a scale of your choice. Read the weight on the scale. Don't let the trailer move while teetering on the 2x4.

This is the poorboy way. A trailer supply business may check the tounge weight for you.

There is more info on towing with a D if you want to search the forum.

Don't even consider trying to tow 6 or 7 thousand pounds with a Defender.

What I meant to say is, Personally, I wouldn't even consider trying to tow 6 or 7 thousand pounds with a Defender.

Does anybody know how the people who look out for us determine the towing capacity of a vehicle?
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 08:25 PM
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Does anybody know how the people who look out for us determine the towing capacity of a vehicle?
It has to do with the capacities of the axles, drivetrain, and suspension.

My unimog has a MAX tow rating ov over 30tons but that is with a "self contained" trailer (self supporting, with front and rear wheels, and it's own self sufficient braking system)

You can tow more than you can imagine, in the right conditions.
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Yep, you might even need low ratio to pull away to save the clutch.
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Old June 5th, 2006, 12:40 PM
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eh, 7000lbs is no biggy. East coast of course, would not want to do it over one of the rocky mountain passes.

Get a 4in drop hitch, it will fix your tongue weight issues.
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7000lbs divided by 300lbs ea.............. just had to put that out there.
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