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Old 02-18-2013, 05:20 AM
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2010 Toyota Landcruiser Prado 3.0 ltr diesel and 2011 WTT 197 6.0 ltr modified MC trailer and Conquest Power Tower. Pic doesn't do it justice but just love it..
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:06 AM
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great looking setup! i wish we could get diesel toyota here in the USA!!!
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:44 PM
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Great looking boat and trailer, dihrdskir!
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:02 PM
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great looking setup! i wish we could get diesel toyota here in the USA!!!
Thanks for the compliment. I'm sure diesels of this size will begin to trickle into the US eventually. Fuel prices will ensure that..
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:05 PM
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Great looking boat and trailer, dihrdskir!
Thanks musicmd. The trailer had to be modified to AUS specs and it now looks similar to current ie. 13 MC spec low profile trailer option except it is 4" narrower, has different lighting and electric over hyrdaulic brakes.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:25 PM
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I have an '06 4.4L towing a '99 Maristar 210VRS and the boat is always loaded to the gills. Love it. Tows great, it barely knows the boat's back there. I am however only a couple of miles from the ramp. My max distance is the ~20 miles to put the boat away and get it from winter storage.

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Picked up the MC yesterday. Anyone else pulling with an X5?

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Old 02-18-2013, 03:57 PM
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Trailer is not mine, ordered one that matches the color of the boat

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Old 02-18-2013, 06:30 PM
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I have an '06 4.4L towing a '99 Maristar 210VRS and the boat is always loaded to the gills. Love it. Tows great, it barely knows the boat's back there. I am however only a couple of miles from the ramp. My max distance is the ~20 miles to put the boat away and get it from winter storage.
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Trailer is not mine, ordered one that matches the color of the boat
Nice! The only thing I noticed on my 6 hour trip home with the boat was the gas gauge moving faster. It averaged 11mpg the whole way back, but I would assume that is similar to other V8 truck based platforms when towing. I am going to do some slotted rotors and better brake pads this spring, since my trailer does not have brakes. Other than that, Im good to go. 4-wheel self leveling suspension works great, the factory trailer wiring is awesome, and it still drives like a BMW. I am thinking of upgrading to the turbo diesel X5 in a few years when they drop into my price point too.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:33 PM
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Nice! The only thing I noticed on my 6 hour trip home with the boat was the gas gauge moving faster. It averaged 11mpg the whole way back, but I would assume that is similar to other V8 truck based platforms when towing. I am going to do some slotted rotors and better brake pads this spring, since my trailer does not have brakes. Other than that, Im good to go. 4-wheel self leveling suspension works great, the factory trailer wiring is awesome, and it still drives like a BMW. I am thinking of upgrading to the turbo diesel X5 in a few years when they drop into my price point too.
I have chatted up a few owners at the ramp with the X5 diesels and they all love them for towing. They weren't towing MC's but they all loved the diesel in the X5's. How can you go wrong towing with a diesel??? I love towing with my diesel but mine doesn't come from Munich.
Tried to talk my old man into a X5 diesel but he decided he wanted the 4.8 gasser instead.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:58 AM
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Mine is a diesel too and yes, you notice that there is a Star behind you but it is still ok to tow/drive. Especially with the 8 gear transmission which mine has. I could imagine that 'only' having half of the weight behind you (Prostar) you won't really notice.

My decision was to go with the expensive X5 because I need the car to travel as well and I did not want to have two cars, one for towing and one for the normal usage. It uses about 9 Liter per 100 km without and 10.2 with the boat behind so not much of a difference there.
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