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Hi,

Welcome back after a short break.:wink3:

I have an idea to tow a freedom caravan with my ls400.

I have a small legislation issue with that.

Despite the car been more than adequate to tow few hundred kgs it is registered as private light goods vehicle on v5c without any given details about maximum permissible mass of the trailer to tow.

Therefore I'm not sure can I legally tow anything with the car?

Spoke with the dlva,dvsa, department of transport and yes you are right they have no clue. Hahaha

Spoke with police and they said that I will be OK with any trailer up to 3,5t as a tandem. Braked obviously if trailer is over 750kg.

Still all that sounds a bit vague.

Can you please share your thoughts/experiences.

Thank you

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IIRC type approved tow-bars were at one time available for the LS400 which would suggest they are a legal addition for towing.

I also seem to remember that it was recommended to fit an additional transmission cooler although this would be dependent on the weight being towed and the climatic conditions.

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Hi,

I have towbar sorted with Watling company and yes will be fitting gearbox cooler.

I think ls400 is rated up to 2000kg quoting some sources from us .

Still had no confidence by lack of O.1 and O.2 values given on logbook.

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What a cute little unit! I have a bailey senator louisiana which is nearly 27' long and tow it with my 430 so you should be perfectly ok with that. Oh, and although there is a recommendation  for extra cooling I haven't done it and towed with no problems  

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Agree, they are cute, easy to maneuver and fit my bill an needs.

Biggest advantage is that they are one piece grp shell so no rot issue.

Anyway that is not a caravaning forum :yes:

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