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Fox889



Member Since: 04 Jun 2019
Location: Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Orkney Grey
Towing with a 4.4 TDV8

Looking to buy [when I can find the 'one'] a 2010-2012 TDV8 4.4.
We have a twin axle Bailey caravan & wondered if anyone has any comments towing with an ultra low raving 8 speed 'box compared to, say, an normal 5 speed or 6 speed box.
My fear is, towing at 60mph on the motorway, will she be going up & down the gears like a fiddlers elbow?
I have an X5 at present & she's pretty sorted at 60mph with only a few hills that requires dropping down a gear.

Any comments greatly appreciated.

Post #523922 6th Aug 2019 6:26pm
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V8 Bob



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Location: Cumbria
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Ipanema Sand

Tow a Sterling Eccles 580 with my 4.4 tdv8, ULW 1362kg. Is absolutely effortless left alone will normally be in 7th gear at 50 but will pull 8th at 60 sometimes just need to manually change up! Furl consumption towing is circa 24 mpg v 30 solo.
That much torque that you don’t know the van is there. Mine had tow bar and 13 pin electrics fitted when I got it soo not sure if they have any mods but the led lights on van work fine just don’t get the trailer advice fir indicators that I get with a trailer I have with “normal” bulbs.
Gear changes are so smooth you don’t notice them, normally just leave it in drive, haven’t towed very far in sport mode to see if that improves mpg.
Best tow car I have ever had, no bounce or jerking and good visibility of course. 2012 tdv8 Westminster arrived Jan 19

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Post #523926 6th Aug 2019 7:25pm
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AJGalaxy2012



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 V8 Bonatti Grey

2000Kg Bailey Senator Wyoming twin axle with all the weight upgrades etc. I used to tow with a 3.0 V6 Touareg and thought that was good (it was). The 4.4 TDV8 old fatty is in a different league altogether, the gearbox is a gem, doesnt hunt gears and as V8 Bob said 7 th gear until mid 50's and then 8th, up hill, downhill no problem at all. Buy one, worry not at all. 2012 Full Fat RR 4.4 TDV8
2006 VW Touareg 3.0 TDi V6

Post #523927 6th Aug 2019 7:35pm
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Tinman



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

Hi, I have a large Vanmaster heavier than most tow`s it well and deliver`s very good mpg I too came out of a VW 3.0 and that did the job but not as comfortable as the FFRR

Post #523930 6th Aug 2019 9:22pm
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Fox889



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Orkney Grey

I had a hunch it would be ok, just needed reassuring the low revving engine didn't hinder towing.
Got the 'van just the need fatty to go with it.............and still looking.
OCD with colour-interior-owners-tyres-history.....the list goes on, one will turn up at some point.

Thanks for all your input, very much appreciated.

Post #523938 6th Aug 2019 10:41pm
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Tinman



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

I bought my Fatty 3 years ago with 90k with not much history then set about replacing all the fluids, brake pads etc even with full history you can still have some things to replace? a 2012 car now is 7 years old if you want something reliable buy a walking stick? cars brake down its only to be expected. Mine has not let me down yet, that's why we buy insurance AA RAC Green flag etc, Look for a car that you feel good with It will do all you ask in towing your Tin tent and will get you there in comfort.

Post #523942 7th Aug 2019 6:39am
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IanV8



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Scotland 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Santorini Black

I did nearly 45,000 miles towing 2000kg vans and never had a single problem, got about 19mpg.

Now changed to a 3litre Velar and it tows very well and getting 21mpg.

Ian

Post #523955 7th Aug 2019 9:30am
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GGDR



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Stornoway Grey

Quote:
just needed reassuring the low revving engine didn't hinder towing


The 4.4's pull like a train from very low revs. Titan engine.

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2011 Vogue SE 4.4 with lots of toys in Stornaway

Post #523958 7th Aug 2019 10:18am
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stu



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Orkney Grey

I towed my 2000kg Buccaneer with the 4.4 and it was no bother at all, to be honest the 3.6 was good too! These cars have so much low down grunt you just don’t notice anything behind them. I used to keep it in sports mode so it hangs on to gears a bit longer and use the paddles as well. You just knock it down to 7th or even 6th if you feel it struggling a bit. Your bailey caravan is quite lightweight also, so no worries at all Current: TDV8 (3.6) RRS HSE



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Post #524162 8th Aug 2019 5:34pm
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DrRob



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

Fox889 wrote:
I had a hunch it would be ok, just needed reassuring the low revving engine didn't hinder towing.
Got the 'van just the need fatty to go with it.............and still looking.
OCD with colour-interior-owners-tyres-history.....the list goes on, one will turn up at some point.

Thanks for all your input, very much appreciated.

Whistle Whistle
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