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Ford Territory Tow Vehicle
Posted 15 November 2007 - 06:01 PM
Posted 15 November 2007 - 06:35 PM
My boat is light and on low tide, without AWD (or 4WD is what I have, different car) the rear wheels always skid until the front ones engage.
And get the heavy duty tow pack.
Apart from that, it should tow your boat fine. I personally prefer owning a diesel motor for towing, but it will do...
Posted 15 November 2007 - 06:53 PM
gday all, i'm in the market for a ford territory and i'm wondering if any other raiders are towing with a territory. I'm looking at the models that are 6speed, the boat is a 5.1m allycraft (not really a heavy boat).Just wondering if there is anything i should be aware of..
You should send Offtap1 a pm - He has one and his boat is bloody huge!!!
Posted 15 November 2007 - 06:59 PM
Posted 15 November 2007 - 07:25 PM
yeah i've seen offtap at the ramp acouple of times, it seemed to be fine. The one i drove today was AWD, i can't imagine that there would be a drama with the ford but it doesn't hurt to ask around.
G'day Fish lipps,
Can't speak for their towing ability, but a few months ago I was at a local panel shop after being rear ended and was talking to the owner. He showed me a near new Territory that he was repairing for rust in the base of the rear door. He says he does a lot of this 'warranty' work for Ford and it is a common problem with the Territory. Other than that one experience I can't comment on the cars. Thought you might like to know. all the best......
Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:42 PM
a very nice car..the turbo territory is also a nice choice
Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:51 PM
Posted 16 November 2007 - 03:17 PM
It is only a 3.75m tinnie with a 20hp but mate i can tell ya i dont even feel its there.
Great car to tow and i have had not one problem with the car. Got it as a demonstrator with leather 6 air bags running boards alloys DVD player blah blah blah. Its got the full shebang but it is only the 4 speed. Mate i dont know the difference.
I put in the tow pack but mines is only to 1600kgs. My advice is go the heavy duty and you can tow the mothership with it.
Best of luck
Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:25 PM
Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:45 PM
When we went on holidays up to portstephons she would be loaded with fishing gear, bikes, clothes, food, esky's, furniture for our caravan HEAPS of stuff.....would have weighed in excess of 2400kg and the territory towed like a dream
FISHLIPPS...myself and my dad met you back at the ramp a few months back when we took our tabs seascape 602 alloy with a 150hp yammy 4stroke out for her first run on the bay...we approached you as we saw your sticker.
We used a 5 speed tiptronic territory ts to tow that 4liter inline 6 cylinder rear wheel drive, same veichal used to tow the 6 meter haines.
Weather highway driving, driving around streets/city...on boat ramps the territory performed great.
It even performed better than our old nissan patrol 3 liter turbo deisal, automatic 2003 model.....we used that for the same work as the territory...sluggish as hell, always having problems with the turbo overboosting or underboosting,,, overheating...suspension in the rear was $#!t...i hated being in this veichal when towing.
Territory definatly the go.
My dad works in the automotive industry for ford.
If you would like any information PM me and i will get back to you as soon as possible.
Posted 17 November 2007 - 07:19 PM
Posted 18 November 2007 - 10:40 AM
Posted 20 November 2007 - 07:41 PM
Posted 20 November 2007 - 08:16 PM
Personally I'd steer clear of them, but that's just my opinion.
Posted 20 November 2007 - 08:29 PM
Only from personal experience i know they are a good car.......also a tip ...don't use the reverse camera as your eyes behind you....only check to see if there is anything there...use your mirrors.
Posted 22 November 2007 - 11:57 AM
Posted 23 November 2007 - 06:47 AM
In NSW at least, towing anything heavier than that would invalidate your insurance.
I'd think long and hard before towing 6m+ boats.....
Always reckon on having the tow vehicle heavier than the boat, that way the boat is far less likely to "push" the vehicle around. Also make sure you have good brakes on the trailer when you start towing a couple of tonnes!
Posted 23 November 2007 - 10:12 AM
Posted 23 November 2007 - 11:15 AM
Posted 23 November 2007 - 12:31 PM
No that is no correct, you can specify 1600 or i think 2100 kg, tha was for my falcon anyway. They recommend load levelling kit over 1600. Over 2 tonne i think you need the assisted braking for the trailer.
Correct! See here for full spec: