Took the rig out for some heavy duty towing..worked well all day..did 160 mile with 6700 lbs behind it... smooth.she now has 310,000 miles on the odometer , original engine , transmission and ..all work just fine.
Thats awesome.. amazing vehicles for sure.. i had some windage from passing cars due to my high side walls on the stacker but generally it was an OK tripI love the towing capabilities of the RR as with most Rovers.
I used mine to move my P38 from Austin to Houston up and down hills. Kept the speed down to around 60 though.
The P38 is about 6200 lbs I believe. Plus I had loaded some items in the back making it heavier.
The U-Haul car hauler is a beast at about 2500 lbs.
probably about 9000 lbs. Yes I know. Over the limit. But she did great.
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well.. i would say your airbags were just ready to go.. that stacker i towed to days ago has 100 lbs on the tongue and is 6800 lbs .. i towed it for 160 miles and my rear air bags are originals.. i changed the fronts three year ago.. i had no issues .. the vehicle can tow up to 7700 lbs so i dont think your 6k lod is excessive.I have a enclosed trailer that weighs 5500 lbs empty.
The issue is the cabinets in the front make the tongue pretty heavy & the last time I hooked it up I blew out the front air bags (127k on the originals... I’m sure they were ready to go), & now I’m concerned that it’s to much weight.
I’m pretty sure there’s 700 or so pounds of tongue weight. Do you think I can pull it if I use an equalizer hitch?
It’s a 2006 RR SC with 128000 (mostly) trouble-free miles.
As soon as you hook up the 7 way plug the towing eco takes over ride height , the only way you get to sag the car is if you leave a door open as you hook up the trailer , the suspension disengages function when a door is opened and resumes when all doors are closed.Max tongue weight is 550 pounds without weight distribution hitch and 750# with. Blew out front airbags? I guess it's possible maybe by over extending them if the vehicle was really sagging on the rear.
correction it was actually 1100 lbs tongue weight on mine.. no issues.. im saying for a stress free tow you need to have the right weight balance on the trailer and 60/40 front to back is the general ratio to avoid fishtailing.
Being under 7700 lbs won’t be an issue for me. I was just worried about the heavy tongue weight.correction it was actually 1100 lbs tongue weight on mine.. no issues.. im saying for a stress free tow you need to have the right weight balance on the trailer and 60/40 front to back is the general ratio to avoid fishtailing.
if you attempt to have more weight on the back than the front you will be setting yourself up for failure the highway you can tow up to 7700 lbs with these things... that does not mean your tongue weight will be super high... 12% of the total weight is acceptable tongue weight on towing