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peter3696

Trailer towing

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I have a MR2 hillclimb car on a twin axle trailer. Total weight I think is about 1600kgs. A friend of mine usually tows it to events for me using a Defender 90. He is not going to be available to help me this season. I was wondering if my 2013 rav4 2.2 dcat auto would make a suitable towcar? Would towing put the auto box under undue strain? I bought this about 6 weeks ago for my personal drive, might as well put it to use if possible.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Iirc the tow limit for a RAV 2.2 is ~2000kg & the vehicle weight is ~1700Kg. If you subscribe to the 85% max suggestion for towing that puts your trailer+MR2 above that.

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Hi, for what's its worth on the subject of Rav tow cars whilst my 2013 2.2 isn't an auto it's probably the best tow car we have had. Tows a 1400 kg caravan with ease, plenty of reserve power and no problems with the handling.

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Hi I would echo Rob's comments. I have towed a caravan with all three Rav 4's I've owned first two manual gearboxes and the latest an auto.

Current caravan is plated to 1450 which is around the 85% ratio as recommended, however experienced towers can and do tow above this up to 100%.

Might be an idea to get the MR2 and trailer to a weighbridge and then you'd know what you were pulling.

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