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ABAB



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United Kingdom 2016 Range Rover Autobiography SDV8 Loire Blue
Tow Assist - has anyone had it working properly?

I should start by saying that this post is about my experience with “‘tow assist” and not its successor “advanced tow assist” which I think came in around 2017/8.

I think I’ve found the singularly worst section of the owner’s manual for my model year and Land Rover really ought to be ashamed of themselves for letting it go into print. To say it’s sketchy is a generous understatement.

Anyway I’ve pieced together various bits of information from other places most especially on the badly-underdescribed calibration procedure. Did you know that to calibrate, it’s recommended to drive in a straight line at less than 15mph? You’d never have known that from reading the book!

I’ve seen various references to tow assist on this forum - mentions of the funky 3-dot stickers, references to axle configuration etc etc. However, I’ve not come across any reference to anyone that’s actually got it working and whether it’s helpful in real life towing situations.

Would be really interested to hear any thoughts / experiences. 2016 SDV8 AB

Post #575092 4th Dec 2020 6:31pm
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Gotta 405



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Worked one time...

I have advanced tow assist on my 2019 HSE. I played with it several times with my boat trailer. Aaaargh...Had to fiddle with getting a place to mount the triclops sign, calibrate it in reverse as you point out...... The whole thing was a complete PITA It worked one time successfully. I could never duplicate the effort. Sold the boat and don't need the option now.
Joe

Post #577041 23rd Dec 2020 12:32am
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palli



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Had Tow Assist on last RR tried setting it up but it was such a faff. Could not see any advantage to using my eyes and experience.
Advanced tow assist on my current car never gets used.
When I connect the van and get the 'A trailer attached' message I touch ignore and get on my way.
Fantastic tow car to 2500kg caravan, rear camera excellent for hitching up and cruise control makes long journeys a treat.
That's my Tow Assist. 2008 Vogue Black - gone
2012 Vogue SE White - gone
2016 Autobiography Blue - gone
2019 Autobiography Grey - gone
2020 SVAutobiography Red

Post #577065 23rd Dec 2020 12:34pm
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TJH1985



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I think I have had a play a couple of times and never really got it to work Shocked Bell a 2015 MY16 Loire Blue Autobiography 4.4 SDV8
Previously George a 2007 MY07 Java Black VSE 3.6 TDV8

Post #577069 23rd Dec 2020 2:39pm
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Land Rovers owners handbooks are totally unless the videos keep asking me to log in to use them but I cannot find where to log on to view them a waste of time

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