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Smokeon the water1955
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 18:38    Post subject: New member Reply with quote

Hi everyone. My name is Ray and I have just bought a Landcruiser Amazon to tow my twin axled caravan. I had a test drive in it today and I can't believe how much power it has. It's the first time I have ever owned oe been in a Landcruiser and I am well impressed. U had a Nissan Navara before this and it was pretty rubbish as a tow vehicle. I am looking forward to lots of good memories towing my caravan. I really like going to West Wales but this has always proved to difficult to the tow cars I have had in the past. I think the Landcruiser will easily cope with the hills. I look forward to sharing and receiving information from the group.  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 20:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi and congrats on your new LC, we also tow a large twin axle caravan and last week came back from towing down to Spain and back without any trouble at all.... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:58    Post subject: Fuel consumption Reply with quote

Hi. Do you get good fuel consumption? Do you always use cruise control? did you have any problems with overheating on steep long hills? Thanks. Ray
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray, we average about 20 mpg down to Spain and back, no overheating on long hills and that includes the A75 in France. I don't use cruise control....
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Smokeon the water1955
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 14:15    Post subject: General information Reply with quote

Thanks for that. It's roughly what I expected. I wasn't sure if you would get better mpg using cruise control, that is why I initially asked. This is my first Land Cruiser and I am really excited at the awesome power of the car. It should easily tow my caravan. I have had several other tow cars and they have all been rubbish at towing. Thanks for the information. How long does it take you to get to Spain and what route do you take? We generally spend all of our touring time in the UK but I would love to venture further. Thanks. Ray
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