Information Web Site..Towing Capacities

Submitted: Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 19:25
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Howdy all,
Is there such a website that lists the towing capacity and ball weight limits for both 4WD & Conventional Vehicles.
I would be greatfull for any knowledge of such a site,
cheers for now.Get out there and use it.
Life is too short not to.
All the best...
Donald
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Reply By: Member - Vince - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 19:52

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 19:52
Hi Don.
Have u searched the archives. About 12 months ago there was alot of talk about ball weights & how the various road traffic authorities were looking at the problem.
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Reply By: Zapper - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 20:05

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 20:05
Hi Don

Try

http://www.4wdworld.com.au/tipstricks/weights_4wd.htm
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Follow Up By: Member - Donald_L - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 21:23

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 21:23
Thanks guys,

all the info I need......Get out there and use it.
Life is too short not to.
All the best...
Donald
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Follow Up By: jeepy - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 21:42

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 21:42
There is a LOT of errors on that page.
For example the Jeep Grand Cherokee 96-01 can tow 3500kg (not 2265 as stated), the ball weight is also incorrect, should be 340kg.
The ball weight for the V8 Grand Cherokee is also incorrect, should be 340kg.
The Patrol GU 4.5 can tow 3500kg and not 2500kg.
I'm no Patrol expert but am pretty sure there is no auto 4.2 diesel GU also.

For the most accurate figures visit the manufactureres web site or check here http://www.haymanreese.com.au/consumer/pricing/S1_Towbars_&_Hitch_Receivers_RRP.PDF

Cheers
Jeepy

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 22:00

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 22:00
The GQ has been revised in the last 12 mths too..
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Reply By: Old Soldier - Saturday, Oct 11, 2003 at 09:02

Saturday, Oct 11, 2003 at 09:02
G'day Donald,

As well as endorsing all the good answers you have received so far, I have had a lot of help on this issue by talking with the members of the caravanning forum at:

http://groups.msn.com/Caravanersforum/home.msnw

Seems to be a mine of info on all things caravanning and towing.

BTW, I like the rigs in your pics. Do your still run both?

We are currently in a transition from off road tent trailer [sold this week] to caravan [buying next week hopefully :) :) ]

enjoy the bush

DennisN
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Follow Up By: Member - Donald_L - Saturday, Oct 11, 2003 at 15:20

Saturday, Oct 11, 2003 at 15:20
Dennis,
Thanks for the info
Being brought up & living all my school days in the bush I love the bush with a passion that could not be improved or beaten but only matched hence I am hanging onto the off-road camper with a reluctance to let go. We will still like to trek the red centre proper in a group etc , Health prevents my wife climbing to the bed in the camper & she is originally a city slicker & only tolerates roughing it for my benefit. However we have 4 adult children & soon several grand-children.
I no longer work hence the caravan is new & only purposely 2 berth so the kids can be independant in the camper plus tents if required. We purchased the camper new but in basic form & improved it to suit our needs.
The van is a good unit, (Roadstar Voyager 3000) can't fault it.
I suppose I have conflicting loyalties.
I asked for the info as I have heard that Ford have stated in their specs on the new latest falcon wagon that you must use their own load levelling device to tow 2300 KG and 10% ball weight. If I ever have to ditch the 4wd for personal health needs, it is comforting to note that there is a conventional vehicle that will tow our 2 ton van.
Best of luck buying your van,
regards
DonGet out there and use it.
Life is too short not to.
All the best...
Donald
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Follow Up By: Old Soldier - Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 07:35

Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 07:35
G'day Don,

Lucky bugger - still running both rigs :) :) :) :)

I've had to sell all my off road gear for health reasons, but I am still able to get out and about, so I am looking forward to getting my new caravan.

Lots of fabulous country still out there - places to go, people to meet.

enjoy the bush mate

DennisN.

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Reply By: Graham & Ann - Saturday, Oct 11, 2003 at 12:45

Saturday, Oct 11, 2003 at 12:45
Donald,

2 useful site I use for finding car spec's, including towing capacities, are
http://www.redbook.com.au/Vehiclesearch/default.asp
http://www.carpoint.com.au/Home/HomePage.asp

Although both may not be 100% accurate, much better than other sites I've looked at so far.1999 Pathfinder
17ft Evernew 'All Roads' van
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Follow Up By: Member - Donald_L - Saturday, Oct 11, 2003 at 15:26

Saturday, Oct 11, 2003 at 15:26
Graham & Ann
Thanks for the info,
(What is that on the back of your van?)
Catch you on the road one day
cheers
Donald
Get out there and use it.
Life is too short not to.
All the best...
Donald
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Follow Up By: Graham & Ann - Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 17:24

Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 17:24
Donald, thats a couple of bicycles1999 Pathfinder
17ft Evernew 'All Roads' van
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