Ford Territory and towing

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 17:23
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My parents are looking at trading in their old Ford and buying a Ford Territory for towing their Van (1600kg). As I don't know anything about this car I was wondering what the gearbox, engine etc is like for towing this sort of weight.

Thanks,
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Reply By: Sir Diamond - Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 17:35

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 17:35
ford falcon running gear.
they wont have a problem at all.
cheers
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 18:30

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 18:30
I bent all the vanes in the torque convertor in my NA Fairlane towing my little 18' fibreglass boat. I was dissapointed to say the least as I wouldn't consider this 'cruel or unusual' work for the old 'bookmakers special'. I only used to tow it for about 5km's each way too.

I'd advise caution.
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Follow Up By: Axle - Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 20:36

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 20:36
Whats a ford territory weight? Looking at them 1800kg maybe? Tow 1600kg, Could be dangerous I think.
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Follow Up By: Billowaggi - Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 22:56

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 22:56
Hi V8, NA Fairlaine came out in 1989!, things have moved along somewhat since then I would not expect any probs withe the current models.
Regards Ken.
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 23:06

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 23:06
True, but the NA still had the 'new' generation OHC six as found in the Territory.
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Follow Up By: Billowaggi - Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 23:12

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 23:12
Hi ,mTerritory has twin OHC 24 valve and variable valve timing, also now available with ZF six speed auto.
Ken.
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Reply By: Member - Paul L (VIC) - Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 08:29

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 08:29
The ford territory is nearlt 2 tonne and I have towed a 1 tonne trailer all thru the Gammon Ranges and a lot of the Flinders without one bit of a problem except for the physical restictions of the car (height/dry weather only/bloody weak tyres/etc). The car is thirsty - lucky to get 500k out of a tank but with the auto it hase great low torque.
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