FollowupID: 643683 Submitted:
Sunday, Jul 26, 2009 at 18:57
The van fully loaded with 2 full water tanks
and a full toilet is 2400kg with a ball weight of 207kg, after some asking at dealerships I found that when Pajero's pulling a load over 2500kg the ball weight is reduced to 200kg, so its right on the limit. Though after talking to Jayco, they have advised me that their are many NS Pajero's pulling the same size vans and the NS had the reduced towing capacity and there has been no recorded incidences. The NT has far more power than the NS and is much much quieter inside while driving.
It seems you get way more car for your buck when I compared it to the new 200 Landcruiser, which comes with no luxury items bar a V8 twin turbo motor for just on $100K drive away and you still need to put all the fruit on it, I can get the Pajero Exceed with everything in the options list for $72K.
It makes it hard to change, when I have had every Landcruiser since the 70series and they were expensive but not out of reach, but now they seem to be aiming at a whole different class of owner.