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hinchy



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England 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Lux Auto Aintree Green

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Post #255856 6th Mar 2015 4:53 pm
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cqr



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England 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 XS Auto Stornoway Grey

chicken george wrote:
you makes your bed you lie in it,, stop crying , do the right thing sell it

Sell it,lol are trying to make offer c,g Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter
Have you been converted Mr. Green

Post #255858 6th Mar 2015 5:06 pm
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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey

Well I'll be able to try it out myself now having picked up our freelander yesterday.
Trip away planned at new year. Just need to sort out 13 pin connection as came with twin 7 s and n fitted. Cant believe it's nearly 3 years since I posted that, how time flies!

Post #336713 6th Dec 2017 8:04 pm
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Yorky Bob



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It certainly does Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter


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Post #336715 6th Dec 2017 8:56 pm
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Largered



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Freelanders pull smaller caravans as well .....





...... but when you park ........ the caravan gets bigger........



so who needs a twin axle mega length caravan.


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All added items have a purpose and are used regularly.
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Post #336716 6th Dec 2017 9:19 pm
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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey

So first tow today, just a few miles home from the storage compound. Felt effortless and very happy with the performance. Is there a towing mode selected by connecting the caravan electrics which cause the gearbox to change up at higher revs than solo?
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Post #338050 27th Dec 2017 5:02 pm
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ad210358



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chicken george wrote:
well excuse me for having an opinion on this forum about freelanders, maybe stick to caravan forums if you dont want hear from people who are not happy about caravans, free speech

instead of considering how large a road block you need to tow, why not consider how small a one you can get away with public spirited


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Post #338052 27th Dec 2017 5:21 pm
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Largered



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" .....instead of considering how large a road block you need to tow, why not consider how small a one you can get away with public spirited ...... "



I did Rolling with laughter
.... and I did it for YOU !!

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Post #338053 27th Dec 2017 5:32 pm
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Geordie Boy



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I used to tow a Swift Challenger 625 twin axle, with a laden weight of 1845kg, & the Freelander towed it without any problems, even up into the highlands of Scotland, & far from causing traffic jams, I found I was often held up by dawdling holiday makers, sight seeing, chugging along at 40 mph, on a single carriageway with a national speed limit, so don't be quick to slate all caravaners as slow!

Post #338101 28th Dec 2017 12:08 pm
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npinks



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discofan wrote:
So first tow today, just a few miles home from the storage compound. Felt effortless and very happy with the performance. Is there a towing mode selected by connecting the caravan electrics which cause the gearbox to change up at higher revs than solo?


think yours is similar to my Challenger Sport Thumbs Up

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Swift Challenger Sport 636, Six Birth for me, the wife and 2 kids, Isabella Ambassador Concept Awning, Twin Axle Powrtouch Mover and SkyHD for the kids

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I love these threads, bet all those haters are muttering under their breath Twisted Evil

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Post #338102 28th Dec 2017 12:13 pm
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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey

Yep identical van. Had it from new in 2012. Very pleased with it still. Just the 4 of us as well, the extra space is great.

First decent tow yesterday of about 35 miles. I have to admit I was sceptical that the F2 would be up to pulling a big caravan and that I would be disappointed after the Disco 2. But wow what a revelation, it seemed to tow effortlessly and had plenty in reserve. At times I was actually having to hold it back. The auto box suits towing so well and can mimic low speed manoeuvre that I would have before used low box for. I'm very impressed Bow down Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

2014 Orkney grey Freelander SD4 GS.
2004 Zambezi silver Discovery 2 Td5 (Gone)
1963 Surf blue Morris Mini Minor Super de Luxe (my little toy)

Post #338157 29th Dec 2017 12:52 pm
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Carel Kriek



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South Africa 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Alaska White

I found the FL2 to be very stable when towing (apart from exceptional good towing performance). Think it is the short distance from the tow hook to the rear axle of the car that makes the Freelander 2 so stable when towing rather heavy rigs. 2013 SD4 SE (hers)
2013 SD4 HSE (mine)
Ex: 2008 D3 V8 HSE

Post #338768 6th Jan 2018 11:07 am
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Allen



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England 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Orkney Grey

I tow an 1800kg twin axle no problem with my freelander auto

Post #355689 27th Aug 2018 10:18 pm
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Smallmankey



Member Since: 28 Jan 2017
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Wales 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Mauritius Blue

reading about and seeing some of the larger outfits people on here tow with their Freelanders' I feel like I'm not even trying with my little (1400Kg max) van - does the larger van signify anything like driving a car with a long bonnet - Rolling with laughter


Post #355695 28th Aug 2018 6:43 am
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Richard Willetts



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United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Santorini Black

Hi

I currently tow a Coachman VIP 575 maximum weight 1700kg behind a 2013 FL2 with no bother at all.
Its a standard 150 hp manual and on a trip back from Spain it averaged 27mpg, it tows in 6 gear nearly all the time.
It likes a good nose weight and tows better with 2 bikes on the tow bar.

Hope this helps
Richard

Post #355700 28th Aug 2018 8:35 am
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