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I will be towing with a 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport.  Has anyone towed with a similar and experienced any issues, or have recommendations?  My model does not have the factory installed complete tow package.  Just the factory installed tow bar.   

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What are you planning to tow?

Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4 

 

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You need another tow vehicle, yours is unsuitable for even the small Elite (5000 pounds). It would pull even the biggest Casita (2500 pounds), but the serious reliability and servicing issues (while traveling) would remain a constant hassle.

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It’s just too small and too weak for an Ollie.

John Davies

Spokane WA

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"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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I read that the tongue weight limit is 100 to 175 kg for your Discovery, which would rule out the smaller Elite, and the Casita 17, as well, unless you removed one propane bottle, and then it would likely be sketchy.

If you want to tow with the Discovery, I'm afraid you'll have to look for something lighter overall, and tongue weight.

 

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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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On 3/14/2021 at 12:24 PM, John E Davies said:

You need another tow vehicle, yours is unsuitable for even the small Elite (5000 pounds). It would pull even the biggest Casita (2500 pounds), but the serious reliability and servicing issues (while traveling) would remain a constant hassle.

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It’s just too small and too weak for an Ollie.

John Davies

Spokane WA

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You mean the Land Rover isn’t as reliable as your Land Cruiser? 😉

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It’s my dream vehicle. When Toyota announced the cancellation of the LC200, prices here went through the roof on new and certified used LC’s. Just can’t justify $80-90k when the Lexus LX is about the same price right now. 

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John M,

Welcome to the forum.  Have you ordered your Oliver yet?  The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a really nice luxury SUV, BUT if you’re serious about towing an Oliver, either an Elite I or Elite II, the Disco just doesn’t have enough towing capacity, payload rating or tongue weight rating to handle it.  If you are buying an Oliver you’ll need a tow vehicle with a lot more towing capacity.  And if you want to keep your Discovery then you’ll need to look at trailers that are much lighter than the Oliver.  
And seriously, the advertising/marketing folks at Land Rover should have done some research on trailer weights and competitor SUVs and their towing capacity before writing that advertisement claiming “impressively high towing capacity” and a “commanding” 4,409 lbs. capacity.  That’s actually a fairly low tow rating compared to other full size SUVs.
 

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2019 Oliver Legacy Elite II - Hull #461

Tow Vehicles:

Primary - 2019 Ford F-250

Backup - 2019 Nissan Armada 

 

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1 hour ago, FrankC said:

That’s actually a fairly low tow rating compared to other full size SUVs.
 

You have to keep in mind that the Discovery isn't a full size suv. For a compact, it actually has a great towing capacity. Probably twice that of most in its class.  Sadly, not quite enough to safely tow the Oliver Elite, because of the limited tongue weight.

It could pair up with a number of lightweight teardrops though, and quite a few other options.

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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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Apparently the OP (John M) has left the building or has lost interest in this thread.

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Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4 

 

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