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Old August 24th, 2007, 11:03 AM
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towing an enclosed trailer

I've always had a sweet spot for D90's and now I have a reason to get one... I'm buying a formula car for my nasty little road racing hobby and need a trailer and tow vehicle.

Will a D90SW tow a 20' enclosed trailer and 2300lb car with a total GVWR of less than 7000lbs?

Is this a bad idea?

I drove my first D90 yesterday and it was great on the streets and highway... but towing a few thousand lbs?

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Old August 24th, 2007, 11:29 AM
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Will a D90SW tow a 20' enclosed trailer and 2300lb car with a total GVWR of less than 7000lbs? Is this a bad idea?
Hey Ross,

Okay, this may just be my opinion, but here it is I think it is a bad idea. Not only from the legal standpoint (trailer weight far exceeds what Land Rover has certified it to tow in the US specs), but it would just be plain dangerous. A D110 would be a much more stable tow platform because of the added wheelbase and weight, but your requirements still are way over rated capacity for a 110, not to mention that either choice would be severely underpowered for such towing.

A trailer like you are describing not only has as significant weight to it, but also significant wind age, which means, IMHO, the tail will be wagging the dog, not a good situation. Im not a fan of the tail weighing more than the dog either, unless you are towing in a fifth wheel configuration, my opinion is that the trailer weight should not exceed 80% of the tow vehicles weight, but I like to stay on the conservative side when it comes to trailering..

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I've always had a sweet spot for D90's and now I have a reason to get one...
See if you can come up with another reason to get one. Because in the words of Ferris Bueller, If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up
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Old August 24th, 2007, 11:53 AM
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I was under the (mis) opinion that the rating for the D90 was 7000lbs. What is it actually? and what is the capacity of the 110?

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Old August 24th, 2007, 02:21 PM
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The towing capacity for a 90 is around 5000 lb in high range and 7700 lbs in low range. But that is more for moving stuff around on a farm, or towing someone out of a rough spot off road. The brakes and motor cannot handle even the 5000 lb safely. It is very squirrely to drive and is really not safe.


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Old August 24th, 2007, 03:57 PM
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Buy a Defender 90 anyway...

Get a dually truck and a large enough trailer to haul the race car and the Defender 90...


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Is this a bad idea?


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Yeppers X 2 bad idea
Yeppers X2 pull both racer and 90 with a diesel dually
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