FollowupID: 650601 Submitted:
Sunday, Sep 13, 2009 at 14:33
Cruiser . posted:
At least you have had the tow pack fitted so you might just be halfway there.
Not to sure but from memory my brother had to buy a Ford WDH for his van as he was tolf that the Ford towbar isn't compatible with the HR WDH. That may have been just Ford talking up another sale, I don't know.
Anyway, my brother ended up trading the Ford Territory for a new Ford Ranger dual cab (AKA BT50 in disguise) because of the extra 500Kg tow capacity, plus he gets extra storage capability with the ute section. He elected to have a hard cover fitted over the ute section for weather protection.
There are a lot of caravan dealers out there who will say anything to get the sale and be damned with the truth or legalities, but as you said, hopefully the caravan dealer will do the right thing and advise you on the legality of the Territory and the X-Tender.
As for weight of Poptop V full height van, I guess you will have to ask Supreme about that.
We went to buy a new dual axle poptop 3 years ago and ended up with a full height van with ensuite etc and as a matter of interest I asked about the weight difference and was told that the poptop actually weighed 80Kg more than the dull height van, mainly because the roof of the poptop has to be reinforced around the opening to support the weight of the poptop roof. True or not, I don't know but it makes sense to me to some degree.
Either way, have fun, thats the main thing.