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Old 12-07-2011, 05:31 PM
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You meant over, no...
Through, over, just don't miss any of them...
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:50 PM
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Not totally familiar with the LR4, but my Discovery is listed at 7700 pounds in LOW range - which of course isn't possible on the highway. In HI-range its 5500lbs. I've towed a 20 foot enclosed trailer (empty weight of 2200 lbs, loaded we were close to max weight) from Colorado to VA in the Rover...IMO the Disco is barely adequate as a tow vehicle. Mine has the 4.0 V8 and SLS rear suspension. The things that make it a great off-roader: Soft suspension, short wheelbase, long suspension travel, receiver hitch tucked under the bumper for better departure angle - all limit it's ability to as a towing rig. (and mine has been off-road in Moab, Colorado and Virginia mountains). I've owned mine since August '01, do all of my own wrenching on it, and will probably have it forever, warts and all!

I also own a Suburban - the longer wheel base, firmer suspension and more powerful engine of the Suburban make it far better as a tow vehicle, especially with heavy tandem axle trailers.

I know the LR4 isn't a body-on-frame, off road intended vehicle (although it is a very capable off-roader) and it has a much more powerful (and modern) engine - so it may tow better than the Discovery but I would re-check the towing capacity and the cost of adding the receiver hitch, trailer brake, etc. LR Dealers are not ashamed to charge for accessories
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:11 PM
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Then don't forget to wash that slime off your bumper.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:41 PM
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I've been towing my 08 Xstar with my LR3 for the past 4 years with no problems. There is plenty of power to spare and no problem pulling the hills. The LR4 should do even better.
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Well I have a LR4 and a X-15 but havent tried the combo yet. I cant get over the $400 for the receiver attachment. Should pull well though. But for know mine stays behind the 2500.
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:03 PM
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Jstewart have you tried towing your 25 with LR4 yet? My Yukon Denali is listed at 7900 lbs (less than regular Yukon because it is all wheel drive). I'll be towing about 4000 miles/year through mountain passes want to know if I'll need a bigger vehicle.
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:08 PM
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:01 PM
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Don't know if you saw but at the end of the Rewind 2012 teaser opening they are pulling the X25 out of the factory with an LR4.

On another note, I towed my X80 with my Escalade EXT for two seasons with a weight distribution hitch. Same basic vehicle as a Denali and it was ok. Definitely wouldn't have done the mountain passes with it. You should be fine with the smaller boat behind the Denali.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:33 AM
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I have not tried it yet, have not had the need to tow the boat since winter hit. That and I'm still debating if it is worth buying the hitch receiver and the wiring kit for the LR4.

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Jstewart have you tried towing your 25 with LR4 yet? My Yukon Denali is listed at 7900 lbs (less than regular Yukon because it is all wheel drive). I'll be towing about 4000 miles/year through mountain passes want to know if I'll need a bigger vehicle.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:45 PM
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Not totally familiar with the LR4, but my Discovery is listed at 7700 pounds in LOW range ...

IMO the Disco is barely adequate as a tow vehicle.
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Your 2001 discovery is a series 2. This version uses the same chassis as the origional Range Rover which was introduced in 1970. I agree this is barely adequate as a tow vehicle. I've towed with some classic Range Rovers and by modern standards they are terrible. The 1994 (second generation) model is totally different and with suspension (tie rod ends etc) in good condition they are a much, much better tow vehicle. The 3rd Generation Range Rover (eg Vogue Supercharged) is way better again and is fantastic to tow with.

The LR4 is supposed to be an excellent towing platform. It won't have the size or grunt of the F250 or bigger American trucks but it still should be a really good vehicle to tow a wakeboat with. It is important not to compare an LR2 with an LR4 in specifications or capabilities. Same model name but totally different engineering.

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