Towing a 110 on a Rental Trailer

LR Max

Well-known member
Here is me towing my 109 with my LR3. Your 110 might be a bit heavier. This setup was about the maximum I would be comfortable towing with my LR3 over any kind of distance. Towed it from Asheville, NC back to Atlanta, GA.

Its easy with UHaul. Put in you are towing a 1993 Land Rover Defender 110. It'll jive with their system.

The Uhaul trailers are HEAVY AF (2800lbs, I believe). I basically cruised at 65 mph, drove defensively, and everything was good. I put the transmission in "sport" mode and left it. I think it was in 5th gear the entire time (LR3s have a 6 speed auto, for reference). Loading and strapping down was easy. I had procured extra 3" tie downs but didn't use them. I took air out of the front tires until they were small enough to wrap their front tire straps on. Worked just fine, I loaded up, then a few miles down the road, checked the straps again (they were loose), then checked again at the next stop. As a MPG reference, I typically get between 17-21 MPG in my LR3 empty (17 at 85mph, 21 at 70 mph, cruise). Towing, I got 12 MPG at 65 mph. I didn't set cruise but with the trailer, she might as well been.

Pretty much UHaul is your main option. I have heard of Penske offering local rentals but nothing one-way.

Looking at the specs of your 97 CTD, you definitely have more torque than my LR3 has. But the LR3 has more HP. So I suspect you'll be able to get up and get going. This is all assuming you haven't modified your 5.9...which you would literally be the THE ONLY person who hasn't (also I respect that). Your truck does have longer wheelbase than the LR3, so that helps with stability quite nicely.

Anyway, that is all I know.
 

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mgreenspan

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Deflating and deforming the tires seems like risky business. I’d tie down the axles and maybe ratchet the chassis for good measure first. No?
Definitely do that as well. The tire straps are sketchy to begin with in my opinion. The uhaul trailers have a chain for the rear axle but plenty of spots for your own straps.
 

ersatzknarf

Active member
Here is me towing my 109 with my LR3. Your 110 might be a bit heavier. This setup was about the maximum I would be comfortable towing with my LR3 over any kind of distance. Towed it from Asheville, NC back to Atlanta, GA.
Many thanks, sir ! I will try using *1993* for the year, as I have not had any luck before, hence thinking of putting something else in the blank.

The Rover is on 35s, so am thinking longer straps regardless.

Thanks for confirming that UH is the option.

Have pulled our travel trailer at considerable speed on the way to Yellowstone (wow, do they have some serious speed limits out west !!!) trying to barely keep up with traffic, so it should be okay for the trip.

LOL ! Believe it or not, the CTD is bone stock ! Just had some serious work done at a heavy truck repair shop and there were four gentlemen working there who wanted to take it home, so that was reassuring :D
 
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