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Which NEW Pick-Up for Towing

Which NEW Pick-Up for Towing?....   

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  1. 1. Which NEW Pick-Up for Towing.... If you going to get a  NEW Pick-Up for Towing a twin axle trailer (with a 2-3t Trailer and Load) which one would you get. I current Have an Isuzu D-Max Utah 2.5 and can't wait to get out of it. But every one I look at I seem to get advice from owners of not to buy one.

    • New Ford Ranger 3.2l
      8
    • New Nissan Navara 2.4l
      8
    • New Mitsubishi L200 2.4l
      0
    • New Toyota Hilux 2.4l
      5
    • New Isuzu D-Max 2l
      2


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4 hours ago, Al Cormack said:

 


Good choice!!
Mines an auto though.
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Wasnt there an issue with Ford selling these saying  they could tow 3.5tonnes, but the vin plate said something different?

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47 minutes ago, dig-dug-dan said:

Wasnt there an issue with Ford selling these saying  they could tow 3.5tonnes, but the vin plate said something different?

Vin plates dont say how much you can tow.

 

They say how much the vehicle can weigh fully loaded. They also say how much the vehicle & trailer can weigh.

 

Taking the vehicle max weight from the GTW does not equal the max the trailer can weigh. It only does that IF the vehicle is fully loaded.

 

Lots of pick ups have plates like this

 

MAM 3500kg

GTW 6500kg

 

So it look like you can only tow 3000kg

 

But could tow 3500kg IF the vehicle is under loaded by 500kg.

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5 hours ago, Al Cormack said:

 


Good choice!!
Mines an auto though.
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Very nice and very clean.... Obviously this picture was taken when it was brand new or it is the family motor.... I can't keep a work vehicle looking that good...

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Very nice and very clean.... Obviously this picture was taken when it was brand new or it is the family motor.... I can't keep a work vehicle looking that good...
They do look nice. I know a couple of guys that have them, but they don't see too much hard work.

What's the general opinion on Auto Vs manual for towing? Is there a preference?

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Just now, CubaPete said:

They do look nice. I know a couple of guys that have them, but they don't see too much hard work.

What's the general opinion on Auto Vs manual for towing? Is there a preference?

They seem to say that autos are now the preferred choice for towing for most pickups these days. I still like to choose my own gears

 

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6 minutes ago, Jamie Jones said:

Very nice and very clean.... Obviously this picture was taken when it was brand new or it is the family motor.... I can't keep a work vehicle looking that good...

This was taken 5 mins after delivery. Hadn’t even driven it at that stage! 😂

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5 minutes ago, Jamie Jones said:

They seem to say that autos are now the preferred choice for towing for most pickups these days. I still like to choose my own gears

 

 

5 minutes ago, Jamie Jones said:

They seem to say that autos are now the preferred choice for towing for most pickups these days. I still like to choose my own gears

 

I just prefer autos as quite urbanised where I live, and traffic jams! The Ranger 3.2 auto can be selectable as well so can drive it like a manual if you want, or of off roading it will lock in gear you select.

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On 16/09/2019 at 21:20, CubaPete said:

They do look nice. I know a couple of guys that have them, but they don't see too much hard work.

What's the general opinion on Auto Vs manual for towing? Is there a preference?

I find it's much easier to keep the speed up going up a hill, in an auto. Or maybe I'm just shit at changing gears in time ;)

But for urban areas, the convenience of an auto is hard to ignore....

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