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Decided to take chance with the ole RR and risk using her as a towing rig. It worked out well and I was VERY impressed with the car. 182K on the clock and she pulled it all home








 

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Nice one. Old Range Rovers don't die they just grit their teeth and keep pulling :thumb:
 

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Did same thing with mine (1999 4.0 / 158000 miles on the clock at the time) 450 miles trip and at the time I didn't know I was having head gasket issues.... and some people asks why we like them??? It's a love-hate relationship, sure they need TLC and some $$$ but they sure worth it.... 011.jpg
 

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Mine was still dragging over 2 tonnes behind it with 287,000 miles on the clock. Acceleration was measured by calender and she struggled up hills but still did it. Now I've a brand new rebuilt engine in there I'm looking forward to my next towing run. As a tow car they can't be bettered. Mine spent the first 8 years of it's life as a police motorway patrol car where it's main use would have been dragging dead or bent vehicles off the roads to allow the traffic to keep flowing. You can't get a much better recommendation than that.
 

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I think my tow receiver is a virgin. Enjoy that imagery.
 

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Last year I took a gamble with 230,000km on the clock. No trouble at all on a 700km trip although I was hypnotized by the temp gauge most of the way! IMG_0706.jpg
 

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If we're doing towing pics, then here's one I have from my first P38...

Needed more power at a venue for a show, and the company knew I had a 4wd and needed it picking up that afternoon...

In total it was about 4500kgs (I know the RR is only rated to 3500kgs) but it pulled it no problem, and the EAS did a great job of keeping it level :) Didn't even need low range!

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Here's my heaviest, a 3.6 tonne boat on a trailer that must have weighed a tonne on it's own. Main problem was that the overrun brakes on the trailer had been removed so the P38 had to do all of the stopping. That was a buttock clenching 953 miles......

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EAS coped fine too.
 

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..now tell the truth, is this just your way of coping with '38 battery drain.... :wink:
Haha... 73KvA 3 phase generator.... yeah that should keep the battery charged!

Parking is a bit of a pain though ;)
 

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The P38 is an excellent tow rig!
With our Fleetwood Highwall Series pop up- (weighs about 4,000 lbs)


This one was taken at the top of Monarch Pass, had to pull over because my dads GMC overheated ;) Lol... But also note the white P38 on the tow truck in the background... I had to laugh.


Don't forget this one! The P38 with a Cobalt 242. 'Bout 6,000 lbs.
 

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MDO

How many freakin BMWs do you have now? I saw that Msport you got but dude, seriously, I thought I had the car hoarding problem
 
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