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Towing Capacity

I was wondering if anyone could give me the specs for towing with a land rover and a range rover. I am looking to purchase one of these but am a little bit hesistant of whether of not it could tow a open trailer and a car. Thank you in advance.

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The 1995 discovery has a towing capacity of 1650lbs (unbraked trailers) and 7,700lbs (braked trailer). The Range Rover would be the same.
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thank you very much and that information is helpful.

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Just a note on that 7700lb figure. That is the rating for low range, not high or standard. (I actually thought it was 7200lbs, that is what the D2 is anyway) Regardless though, I tow over 6500lbs all the time without a single issue. Just make sure the trailer is setup correctly and the load is balanced correctly, you'll be good to go.

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Im looking at a 96 Discovery to tow my 30ft camper.
The camper weighs 6720 lbs.
Would the Discovery tow if fine? Its not braked.
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No it wouldn't that would be rather suicidal for a couple of reasons.

1 the weight is to much for a unbraked trailer and would cause a serious safety risk.

2. Your disco has a 100" wheel base and would get it's but whipped by something that long and heavy.

3. Buy a 3/4 ton or larger truck for that.

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Ok thanks for the info. I was hopeing that would be my excuses to finely get my disco.
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Im looking at a 96 Discovery to tow my 30ft camper.
The camper weighs 6720 lbs.
Would the Discovery tow if fine? Its not braked.
NO NO NO.... Don't do this!

My parents pulled a 25 (or 27') with their 97 Range Rover with the 4.6, It was braked and weighed in around 5800 with everything packed. I wouldn't go past that.

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So I take a 96 Range Rover wouldn't be able to do it either.
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I think the other guys are saying its a brake issue . how old is that trailer , that it dosent have brakes . being 30 ft. long , you would think it would .

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A 96 Range Rover improves one of the drawbacks over a disco with the longer wheelbase 108" if I recall correctly. That's still an awful big load with no brakes on it.

It would be a better choice if it has the 4.6 in it.

Still not the greatest idea though.

And of course the early p38's have their own set of drawbacks

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Its a 1997 travel trailer. From what the owner said and what I saw when i looking at it. It has its own receiver hitch type thing. Then the trailer hooks the the ball on that then on that same receiver there are 2 smaller balls that 2 bars from the trailer hooks on too. So basically there is one main big ball the 2 smaller balls that "stabilizer bars" hook to.
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I would be really surprised if a 30 footer that new didn't have electric or surge brakes you might want to double check that. If it does than with a decent sway control set up you will be ok I would think in the end with towing that. I'd still go for a 3/4 truck though lol. There would be noithing worse then spending all that cash only to figure out you can't stand the set up.

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I asked the owner if it was braked and they said no. I thought it to be on the big side too for no brakes.
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