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J77
 


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B16 KJR wrote:
J77 wrote:
Yeah there's a few, seen a couple this morning whilst passing through.


They must go into hiding when I'm out and about then Laughing Despite travelling all over the country to Caravan Club, Commercial sites and Caravan Rallies, I've still never seen one towing Whistle


I've seen one towing, it was on the Edinburgh city bypass, hauling a Defender. He didn't seem to have problems with it judging by the speed he was traveling.
 17MY Discovery SE TD6, Namib 🍊  
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How do we know that the said new Discovery's are not the same ones reg wise as the few overseen have been demo as on forecourt 17 plate 10 k can't seem to shift it yet?.
  
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Pardon? Shocked
  
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J77
 


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Someone's been on the 🍺 Laughing

Roughly translated, they are the same ones that are being spotted.
 17MY Discovery SE TD6, Namib 🍊  
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jimbg
 


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I thought if I said that I would be accused of defending the D5 in some obscure way!! Rolling with laughter
  
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AndrewS
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I tow a fair bit, with no issues at all.


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Fitzy73
 


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Whilst I dislike everything about the new Discovery, even I don't think Gerry McGovern could have designed out its towing ability, along with its heritage.

So I am sure even the smaller engined versions will still tow very well.
 Andy

 
 
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Red Merle
 


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I hope you're right there Andy - the FFRR shares a similar platform, if not the "styling".

Chris Bangle's 7 Series makes an interesting pairing with the D5; I do hope they can't make a breeding pair, or we're in deep poo! Whistle Wink Laughing
 

Two glorious D4’s, but have defected to the footballer / drug barron camp - with a L405 FFRR Wink 
 
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I towed down through France with 5 adults and a large TA caravan with no issues at various speeds and found it as stable as the D4 if not slightly better when passing lorries etc

As for seeing them on the road. I drove yesterday from Romney Marsh to Crawley and on the way up saw 11. Didn't see any on way back as it was dark
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Landroverfan1
 


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Spotted 3 on the Isle of Wight this weekend. Two in Bembridge and one in Seaview.

Unless of course it was the same car being moved round the island to make it look like there were more.
  
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Moo
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I will now see one every day. One has appeared in the village.
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B16 KJR
 


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Fitzy73 wrote:
Whilst I dislike everything about the new Discovery, even I don't think Gerry McGovern could have designed out its towing ability, along with its heritage.

So I am sure even the smaller engined versions will still tow very well.


Well somebody did something to the 3.0lt one I tested with my caravan on the back, as it was positively dangerous. There also seems to have been a lot of other guys on the D5 forum who had stability issues which like me, couldn't be attributed to incorrect loading or tyre pressures etc. Neutral

There may well have been an issue which has now been engineered out by JLR as I remember somebody saying that production had been stopped briefly, as flexing of the aluminium body had been identified during towing ?

Hopefully the problem has now been sorted out Thumbs Up
  
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jimbg
 


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Another report... https://disco5.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7165#7165
  
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Moo
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Looks like it can do the same job as my 12.5 year old 212,000 D3. Thumbs Up

We went to our French home in the Dordogne and came back via Versailles and Belgium. We did nearly 3000 miles and averaged 29.2 mpg. There were three of us plus the dog, three bikes on the back, my permanently fitted expo rack, an expedition fridge and all our clobber (we don't travel light!). We came back even heavier after a trip to the local Brocante for furniture - you'd be amazed at what you can fit in the boot and on the roof with clever packing.

The old bus barrelled along happily keeping us in great comfort maintaining 85mph and sometimes up to 100 when needed. The 3/4g on my daughters phone and IPad kept her happy and Google maps on my phone got us everywhere we needed to go. We even streamed BBC radio and Spotify through the stereo. Thumbs Up

Don't you love progress. Laughing
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05 S manual owned from March 2005
D4 Face lifted
V8 Front brakes
BAS Remap, Allisport Intercooler and deCat
EGRs blanked
T-Max split charge
Hanibal Expeedition rack
Prospeed ladder
Duratrac tyres
IID BT
BAS FBH control 
 
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jimbg
 


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Fair enough! Rolling with laughter Thumbs Up
  
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