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Old 06-07-2015, 05:18 PM   #1
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Range Rover + whitehawk

We just bought a white hawk 25bhs and wanted to set up on the beach however our 08 Tundra is not a 4x4 and a friend said it wasn't safe in case we get stuck in the sand. We also have a 2015 Range Rover Sport with a 7700 towing capacity. Just curious what everyone's thoughts were about towing our trailer with a RR. We are very new to travel trailers. We've taken it out for a couple short trips. Any info and experience would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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Old 06-07-2015, 06:22 PM   #2
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The weight specs for the whitehawk fall comfortably within your RR towing capacity, however, that is not accounting for weight of additional supplies you place in the TT and load out of people and gear in your TV. The only thought I would caution is the wheel base of the RR coupled with the length of the TT. Then you must consider the variables of how soft the sand is on the beach.... What kind of tires you have on the RR, and tires on the TT (I assume they are factory).
Some helpful tips would be, once you get on the beach air down your RR tires by about 1/3. Utilize low range 4wheel drive in the second to third gear range if you are able. I am sure many others will be able to offer advice.

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Old 06-09-2015, 07:07 PM   #3
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The specs say that TT weight will be somewhere between 4900 and 6500# which is just over 1500# cargo on the TT. I'd expect it to be closer to the high end. Let's say the TT comes in at 6000#. That's abt 975 on the tongue (15%). I'd suggest hooking up to the RR and hit the CAT Scale. I think you'll be close if not over the Rear GAWR. In my experience you run out of rear axle before hitting the tow capacity.
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Old 06-25-2015, 11:21 AM   #4
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The Range Rover brochure states a maximum tongue weight of 551lbs. You need to check your owners manual carefully for what it says about towing.
I am guessing that it only mentions weight carrying capacity of the hitch and is not designed for use with a WDH.

I also would not drive on a beach with a 2WD vehicle......
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You are literally going to be towing the camper out onto the sand?

That sounds pretty interesting.

Any vehicle that can pull 7700 will surely be OK with a WDH.

Do bring an air compressor to air up the truck and camper tires, but really if it's anything like the Cape Cod national seashore, there will be an "air" station at the end of the trail. The Cape seashore is fairly highly regulated, and the permit fees are quite high.
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