prado towing ability

Submitted: Sunday, Oct 19, 2003 at 13:51
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Hi just a question for any prado owners out there ive got a 13 foot off road carravan not very big but fairly heavy im looking at getting a prado v6 or turbo deisel 5 speed to pull it with but not sure how well it will do it ,have been towing it with a 75 series pulls it no worries just wouldnt want to be in a hurry to get any were any help would be appreciated.
thank you
ps.im looking at around 96 to 99 models
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Reply By: dp - Sunday, Oct 19, 2003 at 17:48

Sunday, Oct 19, 2003 at 17:48
We have a Prado V6 99 and a new v8 cruiser and we use both to pull a horse float Prado is fine with one horse does it ok though struggles a bit on hills. Though when we have two horses in we use the big landcruiser as it is much more pleasant relaxing drive and does it effortlessly. Amazing how agricultural Prado feels compared to new cruiser.....though both like limos compared to 75 series.
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Sunday, Oct 19, 2003 at 22:46

Sunday, Oct 19, 2003 at 22:46
...so what the prado needs is more "horsepower"??? ;-) (git out an' push ya mongrel!)
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Follow Up By: dp - Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 13:22

Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 13:22
Who writes your material and are they on a long term contract?....
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Reply By: Jason (macca) - Sunday, Oct 19, 2003 at 21:49

Sunday, Oct 19, 2003 at 21:49
Thomo

I have a 2000 V6 Prado and use it to pull a 21ft boat. I would be telling you porkies if I said it does it easy. the boat weighs 2ton and the prado struggles a little from time to time.

I made the mistake of buying a 5 speed manual. I really wish I went the Auto, reversing the boat up my drive with the manual gives me the shi$#. I give the clutch a flogging.

Looking at off loading my Prado to pick up a V8 landcruiser real soon. In defense of the Prado, I can say that she has never failed me once mechanically.

My 2 cents

Jason
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Follow Up By: makemyday - Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 16:52

Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 16:52
Jason, Hi I tow a 28 foot yatch with a jackaroo and allways make sure I am in Low Range (hubs unlocked) before I attempt to do any backing anything at all,
Cheers Kerry
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Reply By: Tony - Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 16:08

Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 16:08
A Turbo Deisel Prado would do the job better than the V6. But if your looking at 96 to 99 your out of luck as the deisel only came out from mid 2000 on.
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Follow Up By: thomo - Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 18:21

Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 18:21
Yeah i realised this just after i posted the question 96 to 2000 then.
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