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Submitted: Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 21:20
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i am in a bit of a dilema at the moment, I am thinking of buying a new car to tow a 21 foot caravan, i have been looking at new navara's, hi-lux's & tritons all in extra cab i don't have a van as yet but have been looking at either a jayco sterling or the new jurgen luna gazer but as i already have a 2005 triton i would like to upgrade the vehicle before getting the van.
I have read quite a few different reports on the navara and am now lost so am seeking some advice and knowledge from the people on here. any advice would be helpful
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Reply By: Member - Barnesy - Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 21:40

Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 21:40
What's wrong with your current vehicle? It's only 5 years old.
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Follow Up By: pjmac2752 - Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 21:49

Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 21:49
the ball weight is not right when the sterling is fully loaded the ball weight is on 190kg and the stirling is 190kg when the 2 water tanks are full. so its a bit maxed out in that respect
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Follow Up By: Member - Barnesy - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 13:27

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 13:27
It sounds like you need to find out exactly which van you want and work out all of the figures, ball weight, GVM etc. then work out which tow vehicle is able to pull it. The more allowance in the tow vehicle's figures the better.

Is it possible to upgrade the towing/ball weight capacity of the Triton? A heavier duty tow bar, or air bags on the rear suspension? It may be worth finding out.


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Reply By: pop2jocem - Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 22:12

Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 22:12
Hi pjmac
Sounds like you need to do a bit of research regarding the fully loaded total weight of your chosen van and what the ball weight will be with a bit of an allowance for going over. Yes I know that overloading is a big no no but sometimes it just creeps up. After you have these figures you may find the list of possible tow vehicles has downsized quite a lot. When you have finally arrived at a couple of possibilities it will then be a matter of selecting the vehicles other features that fit your requirements. Finally relax and enjoy the experience.

Good luck

Cheers Pop
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 09:13

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 09:13
Have a read of the new thread regarding Jurgens and that list may reduce a bit as well

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