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Old 06-02-2008, 09:20 AM   #1
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2008 Toyota Landcruiser or 2006 Range Rover

Does anyone have experience with towing a 25' safari with a 2008 Toyota Lancruiser or 2006 Range Rover? This would be for a trip to the Canadian Rockies and Pacific Northwest.
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I'm not sure either would be a good choice for a 25er up mountains.

LC has I think less than 120" wheelbase. Engine is pretty good, but it's a unibody.

I wouldn't tow a golf cart with a Range Rover.
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I believe we've had some real-life experiences reporting that a Range Rover isn't a very good tow vehicle at all. Go to Search, Advanced. Search only on the word Rover and limit the search to 'Titles Only.' Read away please.
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Thanks for the help. My current dilemma is that my daily use vehicle is a 2003 Landcruiser and I bought a 2007 Toyota Tundra last year to tow the airstream (the Tundra worked great on our trip out west last year). I was considering trading in my Landcruiser for a 2008 with the same engine the Tundra has in an effort to not be paying for insurance and maintenance on 2 vehicles. However, it does not seem to be a good solution based on the feedback. Thanks again.
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Between the Tundra and the LC, I'd take a properly equipped Tundra, but after seeing these videos and others like it, showing pickup bed movement due to the frames, I might also think otherwise about a Tundra too. I'm not a Ford guy, but have to give it to Ford, not at all....that frame they have and their truck line for that matter are impressive though:

YouTube - Ford F150 vs Toyota Tundra - Frame Strength

This one is my fav:

YouTube - Ford F150 vs Chevy vs Toyota - Bed Bounce

Makes you really think long and hard about putting 700k back there.
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I'm not sure either would be a good choice for a 25er up mountains.

LC has I think less than 120" wheelbase. Engine is pretty good, but it's a unibody.

I wouldn't tow a golf cart with a Range Rover.
The Toyota Landcruiser has a 112" wheelbase. Perhaps a little short on anything 25' and up. The 5.7 liter engine is more than enough to tow a 25' tt. This is a unitized body but on a heavy steel frame. This vehicle weighs 5600 lbs.
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