Towing Capacity Patrol GQ

Submitted: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 09:30
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Can anyone please tell me the towing capacity of the 1997 Nissan Patrol GQ 4.2 diesel (not turbo-charged). Secondly, do the legal towing loads differ from state to state? (I live in Queensland ).
Thankyou :-)
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 12:13

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 12:13
Pretty sure all the 4.2 diesels (both turbo and non-turbo) are rated @3500 kg braked and 750kg unbraked. Should be same in all states as it is a figure set by the manufacturer.

Hope this helps

Roachie
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Reply By: CUM800 - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 19:07

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 19:07
Jamas,

The towing capacity is 2800kg

John
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Reply By: Vinnie - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 21:56

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 21:56
G`Day Jamas

The manual I have states:-

Towing Capacity:
With Trailer Brakes -- 2500KG
Without Trailer Brakes -- 750KG

Wagon & Hardtops

Vinnie
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 07:29

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 07:29
Assume Petrol is the same??? Mine says same as above.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 12:47

Friday, May 06, 2005 at 12:47
Nissan changed figures last yr on the Patrols. Not sure if it was towball weights or the lot
contact Nissan for the new ones
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Reply By: flappa - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 09:20

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 09:20
My Parents early , Ford Mav , is 2500kg braked.
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Reply By: jamas - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 11:03

Friday, May 06, 2005 at 11:03
Many thanks to all for your contributions and info :-)
I have looked at my Nissan Patrol Owners Manual and I am unable to find any stated recommended or maximum towing weight. On the subject of towing it states "Never allow the total trailer load and coupling device to be exceeded. See your Nissan for the information on this." Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place :-(
I guess I'll play safe and assume 2500 Kgs with brakes.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 12:47

Friday, May 06, 2005 at 12:47
Play it safe, 1 quick phone call to nissan would sort it out?
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Reply By: spirit - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 22:25

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 22:25
I have been investigating Towing capacities as well and I rang Nissan in Melbourne and was told that the GQ's are still 2500kg. Bugger, I need about 2700kg at least as I tow big ride on mowers, looks like I will be selling my GQ Patrol with all options except a turbo.
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Reply By: jamas - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 07:55

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 07:55
I rang my local Nissan dealer and was told by that the maximum towing weight for the GQ Patrol is 2000 kgs (with brakes).

I have been unable to find anything printed in my Patrol manual - this may be due to the fact that prior to the late '90's each State and Territory had it's own set of rules about towing.

I have also read that if the Manufacturer doesn't set a maximum load, then it should be 1.5 times the (unladen) weight of the towing vehicle - which in the case of the Patrol would indicate somewhere near 3000 kgs!

But mostly I have found supporting data for the lower weight of 2000 kgs.
e.g. check out - http://cbrhorse.potts.net.au/towiing_a_float.htm

I have been looking around at some of the 22 to 24 ft boats for sale - and found that many of them weigh considerably more than 2000 kgs and yet they advertise that they can be towed by a large 4WD - so which 4WDs have these large towing capacities?

Thanks to all for your response :-)
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