towing with Land Rover LR2 - Fiberglass RV

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Old 02-11-2019, 11:40 AM   #1
Name: Bobby
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towing with Land Rover LR2

Anyone have any experience towing with a Land Rover LR2?
Manual says 1650 lbs. without trailer brakes 4400 with trailer brakes.
It is only a 2 litre engine but turbocharged, producing 240 horsepower and 235 lbs. torque.
I want to tow a trillium 4500 no bath with brakes.
Just wondering, is it going to climb mountains?

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Old 02-17-2019, 12:27 AM   #2
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Looks like the Trillium 4500 is pretty light, generally under 2000lbs? 240HP should be enough for that, even going up some mountains. Since it's a turbo, you won't lose nearly as much power at altitude as a normally aspirated motor. Your main concern probably won't be power so much as having adequate cooling on the motor and transmission. Since it's rated for almost twice your trailer's weight, you're probably in good shape there.

For comparison, My Highlander towing an Escape is about 32lbs being pulled per HP and it's quite adequate at sea level. Climbing a mountain above 10K feet, it's closer to 49lbs per HP which wasn't enough to go over something like 50-55. Not awful, but I was definitely in the right lane with the semis and not passing them. You'd be at 27lbs per HP or so and probably ~30lbs per hp at high altitude (this involves a lot of guesses/assumptions), so still good enough.

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Old 02-17-2019, 01:30 PM   #3
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It will climb. You might want to reduce speed somewhat on the long grades anyway, just to take it easy on the transmission.
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