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Old 03-21-2016, 12:27 PM   #1
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Land Rover and Airstream..perfect

Does anyone pull their Airstream with Land Rover? Would love to see pictures or stories. It works out great for our family.

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Old 04-01-2016, 11:27 PM   #2
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We are pulling our 23D International with a 2015 LR4 (3L SC V6). Great combination, if fuel economy is not a big priority.Click image for larger version

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Old 04-21-2016, 10:30 AM   #3
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:37 AM   #4
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2010 RR SC and 25FB
Did you modify the standard reciever on your Range Rover?

You are super brave if you are towing with an unmodified Range Rover L322 reciever. I have had several range rovers including a 2011 SC (basically same as yours). I also have a 25' international. But I don't tow with RR (I use my Infiniti QX56)

The 2010 comes with a class III hitch and the mounting to the unibody leaves a lot to be desired - only rated for 550lbs tongue weight. It was never designed to manage the type of hitch weight (750-900lbs+) that a 25' late model airstream generates.

Check the welds frequently if you have not already modified the hitch for the additional tongue weight and torque that a WD hitch generates.

My $0.02 mainly - I'm just bummed that I couldn't tow safely with my 2011 RR. I even looked into the new 2013+ but even those require hitch modification.
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My Westfalia hitch says 770 tongue weight. The receive appears to be pretty damn beefy, no stress cracks to be found. I have been cautious of tongue weight from the beginning, and relocated batteries further back, and load under the dinette to keep tongue weight close to 800.
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Just get the hitch reinforced. Takes two hours, peace for years.
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Old 04-22-2016, 09:06 AM   #7
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My Westfalia hitch says 770 tongue weight. The receive appears to be pretty damn beefy, no stress cracks to be found. I have been cautious of tongue weight from the beginning, and relocated batteries further back, and load under the dinette to keep tongue weight close to 800.
Yes, that is stamped all the L322 hitches. Just know that the setup of that receiver bar on the range rover was not explicitly designed (as a system) to manage 800lbs of weight. definitely watch you rear axle / payload limits.

Glad that you are having some great success towing with this setup - I am jealous and I'm now wishing that I wasn't so conservative and hadn't sold my 2011 SC
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Just get the hitch reinforced. Takes two hours, peace for years.
Will look into it, thanks.
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I don't tow with a LR, but here's mine on the way to Alaska in 1971.
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I had the exact same model. A Series II SWB, 1964, except mine had a canvas top. I used to own a couple of classic Land Rovers, but that was my favourite. It had a tick where the front left signal light would not work, except if the screw holding the plastic cover was just a little bit loosened. It made no sense whatsoever, and I tried for hours to fix it, but in the end I just chalked it up to the famous Land Rover quirkiness and called it a day.

My wife, my girlfriend at the time, and I took ours across the Pyrenees from France to Spain, across tiny mountain passes and shepherd trails. Great fun.
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I had the exact same model. A Series II SWB, 1964, except mine had a canvas top. I used to own a couple of classic Land Rovers, but that was my favourite. It had a tick where the front left signal light would not work, except if the screw holding the plastic cover was just a little bit loosened. It made no sense whatsoever, and I tried for hours to fix it, but in the end I just chalked it up to the famous Land Rover quirkiness and called it a day.

My wife, my girlfriend at the time, and I took ours across the Pyrenees from France to Spain, across tiny mountain passes and shepherd trails. Great fun.

Heck it made perfect sense, Lucas Electrics. Famous for crapping out at the worst possible time. I had a 64 and a 70 Rover and a string of MGs. All had the infamous Lucas gremlins. I would buy a new one in a heart beat if I could afford the payments.
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We tow our 22 Sport with a 2015 LR4, with weight distribution hitch. The ride is flawless.
Considering moving up to a Globetrotter 2018. What sort of reinforcement of the hitch would be required to make this feasible??
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