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Posted: 06/25/12 09:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The tongue weight limit would be the killer and that small of a vehicle would not like that big box behind it.


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Hold on. Your LR3 can handle plenty of TTs. I'm sure you can find one for you all to enjoy. 7700 pounds is not likely to happen, though. 5000 pounds dry is good, and the shorter the better.

Check out this thread for some similar experience.

Take a look at the Lance 2185. Two bunks for the kids, front queen, deep slide for the dinette, 21' and 4300 pounds.
Also, the Funfinder 262BHS is larger, but about the most I'd recommend for you.


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I found a 2013 Keystone Passport that is similiar to the Lance.It is 23 feet long and 4365 lbs. That should be well within our trucks capabilities ......Anyone have any experience with this manufacturer ?

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thedon42 wrote:

I found a 2013 Keystone Passport that is similiar to the Lance.It is 23 feet long and 4365 lbs. That should be well within our trucks capabilities ......Anyone have any experience with this manufacturer ?


Passports have become very popular on this board recently. I've been very impressed with my 2009 model. Their dry weights are pretty dead on.

Is it the 2300BH? those 23' and 4365lb numbers looks like a good match. Very good use of floorplan. The U-shaped dinette and deep slide is a very good option.

You should get clarification on your Rovers's tongue weight capacity before moving forward.


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We are actually going to call the dealership today to check the tongue weight. The discrepancy is between the manual and other printed info. It is very confusing !!

And yes its the 2300 model . I love the floorplan! It is very similiar to the Tracer that I looked at minus 3 feet and 800 lbs ....

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thedon42 wrote:

We are actually going to call the dealership today to check the tongue weight. The discrepancy is between the manual and other printed info. It is very confusing !!

And yes its the 2300 model . I love the floorplan! It is very similiar to the Tracer that I looked at minus 3 feet and 800 lbs ....


I did do a little armchair research on the '06 LR3. Seems the 550 lbs is correct. The owner's manual also states not to use a weight distribution hitch. Seems on LR3 owner's forums they are using weight distribution hitches. Tough call, some say it's because of the air suspension. Well doesn't seem to be an issue with all the other air suspension SUVs on this forum. It's about using the WD hitch correctly with air suspension.

With that Passport you're probably goint to be 600-700 lbs of tongue weight.

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The LR3 is a small SUV. Similar in size to a jeep liberty. I wouldn't want to tow something over 5000lbs or any length over 20 ft with that. Wheel base is very short. You can certainly find a TT that it will tow just have to keep looking.

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If you can, call the a LR dealer and give them your VIN # and ask what specs are in the system for your vehicle. I have an 03 F150 SC 4x4, the book says my MAX tow is 7600. But when I talked to the Ford dealer I bought the truck from, and they entered my VIN, etc, I found out that I actually have the MAX tow package, etc.. and have an 8k MAX tow, and my CGW is actually a few hundred higher than the book says.

I'm towing a 2012 Keystone Premier 31bhps which is 35 1/2' overall, dry weight around 6400lbs, GW around 7600. Loaded, we are probably around 73-7400lbs. A lot of trailer, now granted, I'm not running 70 up the mountains, but for our normal commutes where we have been so far, I have made out just fine. I just get in the right lane and cruise at speeds I am 110% comfortable at. Normally 60-65mph, and I (knock on wood) haven't encountered a problem yet. Granted, in the next year or 2 I would like to upgrade my TV just because I know down the road a newer bigger camper (toy hauler probably) is somewhere in the future.

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113' WB is not that short, not compared to Tahoe for example. Grand Cherokee sized, not Liberty.

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APT wrote:

113' WB is not that short, not compared to Tahoe for example. Grand Cherokee sized, not Liberty.


Thank you I stand corrected. I did a brief search on specs but couldn't find that. I have passed one in my Tahoe and they just seem small to me.

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