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Submitted: Saturday, May 03, 2014 at 06:56
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I need a tow vehicle for my van and was always told that I should get a 100 series LAndcruiser.however they are few and far between and most have high Kim's
Is there any reason why the later models are not as popular.
I would appreciate any advice and if you have a good car that you would like to sell let me know.
I have my F250 for sale or a swap could work.
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Reply By: The Hob - Saturday, May 03, 2014 at 17:37

Saturday, May 03, 2014 at 17:37
Maureen

There are a lot of 200 series out there doing fine. I tow a 19ft BT with a 200 series and currently have 120K on the clock without any problems (touch wood)

Steve's tow vehicle section would also back up the 200 series as suitable

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Reply By: Jeff & Melba - Monday, May 05, 2014 at 01:08

Monday, May 05, 2014 at 01:08
Hi Maureen
We had a 200 series turbo diesel for 5 years. Ours was from the first release in 2007.
It was a great car and towed our 20ft BT OK.
Never had any problems with it in all the time we had it.
Only changed to Chev because the BT was slightly over 3.5 ton loaded and I wanted to be "legal".
Best of luck in your search
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Reply By: Willie - Monday, May 05, 2014 at 19:10

Monday, May 05, 2014 at 19:10
My tug is a 200 TD as well. No problems with it in three years and 110,000.

I had 2 x 100 Series before that. The 200 Series is way superior as a tow vehicle.

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Reply By: Silver and Tinks - Monday, May 05, 2014 at 19:50

Monday, May 05, 2014 at 19:50
Sold our F250 and Bought a 200 series.
We have a 20 foot BT.
We have upgraded the GVM to 3800 KG.
The F250 used less fuel when towing than the 200.
But the 200 uses less when not.
The way we drive the difference is about 2 to 3 litres per hundred.

The 200 does tow very well with the suspension upgrade but it is a bit short on room. which is why we are about to turn it into a dual cab ute.
There is a 200 dual cab for sale on the creative conversions website that may be of interest to you.

Scott
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Reply By: Toyman - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 20:29

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 20:29
Maureen
As you are finding, the 100 Series TD is highly sought after.
Great value for money, keep looking.

John
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Reply By: Trackor 2 - Friday, May 09, 2014 at 03:08

Friday, May 09, 2014 at 03:08
Keep the 250, return it to a ute with a hard lid. Much better tow vehicle than a LC. If it doesn't have a reversing camera fit one.
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Follow Up By: Kilcoy Yowies - Friday, May 09, 2014 at 20:23

Friday, May 09, 2014 at 20:23
The F250 is a great car but I want a car for every day use around town and its too big.
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Reply By: Kilcoy Yowies - Friday, May 09, 2014 at 20:26

Friday, May 09, 2014 at 20:26
Thanks for everyone's input to my question and it seems that the 200 series would be fine for me.

Now...who can point me in the right direction to a good one to buy!
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Follow Up By: muddywaters - Monday, May 12, 2014 at 21:47

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 21:47
We use & tow with an F250 when about town just use a double car space, people do not like U much but tough, if U only use a single car space U can not get in or out the vehicle without banging the doors on someone's nice shiny duco. Andrew
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 19:49

Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 19:49
As you know Maureen, we changed our F250 for the new Ford Ranger and as I have told you privately it is a far better tow vehicle than what the LC 100 series was that we first towed our caravan with.
Since getting the Ford Ranger 3.2 6 Speed Auto we have towed our 21' BT that would be around the 3300kgs over 8000km and it has performed perfectly.
It has a longer wheel base than both the 100 and 200 series landcruisers but much shorter than the F250 and Chevy's so it is a great size to use as an everyday vehicle as it drives like a car.

The rear diff lock-up in Low Range 4WD worked a treat when I had to pull a neighbours 4WD out of a deep rutted bog.

We travel the highways at 100kph when towing the caravan.

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