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towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400713] Wed, 14 November 2007 12:49 Go to next message
  wubby
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ok i bnow this has been done before, but im on the hunt for a new 4wd........ have my eye on a 97 Holden Rodeo, v6, dual cab, dual fuel, low km's... anyone currently tow with a rodeo?
They any good?

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Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400735 is a reply to message #400713 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 13:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  mainstream  
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only rated to 1500kg wubbster...so would barely tow the skin off a rice pudding...


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Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400738 is a reply to message #400713 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 13:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  wubby
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My problem is i want a 4wd ute, dual cab, they so hard to find

why cant i be happy with a normal 4wd like everybody else.

Suggestions??


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Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400740 is a reply to message #400735 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 13:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  Feather  
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yeah a friend of mine had one, I was not impressed.

But I another friend has the new one and she was towing her float with and reckons I should get one instead of the Pathfinder


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Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400742 is a reply to message #400713 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 13:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  mainstream  
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the new ones are rated to 3000kg, but they're pricey.

i wanted one too wubby, but ended up realising the falcon is much more practical for me. Smile


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Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400747 is a reply to message #400742 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 13:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  baroquial  is currently offline baroquial
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As far as I'm aware (and I am happy to be proven wrong) but all the older dual cabs don't have a good towing capacity. Rodeo, Ford Courier, Nissan Navara, all tow under 2000kg.




Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400760 is a reply to message #400713 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 13:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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i think the navara is the exception...and maybe the hilux. Smile


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Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400763 is a reply to message #400713 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 13:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Have a friend that tows with a diesel one and it does pretty well, and friend' dad is of the opinion that most holden's have their capacity rated lower than what they could tow. I looked into one but deicded to go with the falcon ute option as i'll be towing in NSW once all the EI stuff is over and they have a different tow rating to vic.


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Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400765 is a reply to message #400713 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 13:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  FD11  
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Nope, only the newer Hilux's which are also VERY pricey and not that great for towing, really.

Older ones are rated to 1800kg, some of the petrol engines are rated less than that too.

The Navara is a decent tow vehicle and some models (2001/2002 and the 3Lt diesel) can tow 3000kg. Look at the D22. You have to do your research though.
Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400766 is a reply to message #400738 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 13:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  Feather  
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wubby wrote on Wed, 14 November 2007 13:18

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My problem is i want a 4wd ute, dual cab, they so hard to find

why cant i be happy with a normal 4wd like everybody else.

Suggestions??


Nissan Navara has a duel cab


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Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400767 is a reply to message #400760 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 13:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  baroquial  is currently offline baroquial
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The Navara (2001-2003) is only rated to tow 2000kg
The Hilux (1998 ish) is only rated to tow 1800kg. Chose that year cos its around the same price bracket.

I know you can get a Patrol tray, but I don't think they come dual cab, and I don't think they're cheap. Same with the Landcruiser trays.
Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400770 is a reply to message #400767 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 13:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  Feather  
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yeah but the new navara is rated 3, are we talking new or second hand.


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Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400775 is a reply to message #400713 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 13:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  FD11  
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I know there is a model of Navara around the 22k mark 2nd hand that is capable of towing 3k. It may be an 03/04 model though (although 04 is starting to get expensive). I was seriously considering one for a while but I'll just be getting another Falcon.
Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400777 is a reply to message #400770 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 13:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Going by Wubby's wanted ad, I'm assuming secondhand, she says she wants to spend up to $13K.

The figures for the Navara I got were for the DX D22 series. The ST D22's come in at 3000kg towing, but are double the price.
Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400779 is a reply to message #400713 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 13:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  wubby
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Turbo deisel Navara?

I drove a brand new 4 cyl turbo deisel ford 4wd this morning and although it was rated to tow 3 tonne, i still dont know that a 4cyl really would cut it.

How accurate would you say the manufacturers reccommendations on towing capacity are?

The OLD car, Navara 4 cly petrol was listed with a tow capacity of 2tonne, but definately struggled with a lil over 1 tonne.

This is all new unchartered territory for me.

Im looking at second hand definately.


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Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400790 is a reply to message #400777 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 14:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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baroquial wrote on Wed, 14 November 2007 13:55

Going by Wubby's wanted ad, I'm assuming secondhand, she says she wants to spend up to $13K.

The figures for the Navara I got were for the DX D22 series. The ST D22's come in at 3000kg towing, but are double the price.



Oops, didn't read the 13k bit. And yes was talking about the ST D22.
Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400845 is a reply to message #400713 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 14:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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My friend has a Turbo Diesel 02 or 03 Navara Dual Cab and it's lovely to tow with. I learnt to tow with it and they've never had a problem. They tow an exended Rowville float with it fine.

Unforch they hold their value and even the secondhand ones are over 20k still Sad
Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400847 is a reply to message #400713 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 14:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  NelBel  
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we towed with one twice, it did the rings, poor ute i miss our rodeo Sad
Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400864 is a reply to message #400713 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 15:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  Piffy  
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Out of my way, I am in the midst of a hoo haa monologue
We have a holden rodeo 99 model,V6, crewcab ute 4wd it tows really well and havent had anything go wrong, but my float only weighs 860 tare I wouldnt tow anything heavier with it.
also have a new Hilux,(hubbys company car)I like these, really nice to tow with and the falcon I have KILLED with towing, the suspension is dead and I have gone through 2 automatic transmissions, and I dont tow a lot. Dont reccommend it if your doing a lot of towing. But they say they are much better than the commodore for towing, something about the body stretching in the holden commodores? Confused
I thought it was ok til a few weeks ago when the a$$ started dragging on the ground! mind you it does have 270,000 klms on it now. The engine is super and the body has really lasted, not an ounce of rust i it., so thats just my run around car now, not worth selling it or spending $ on it either!
The rodeo we were going to sell but OH has changed his mind (he is worse than me) Rolling Eyes as its pretty economical on gas and does the job well, so Ill keep towing with that,(and get a canopy on it instead of the ute) I believe Gresam is a rodeo fan too, she had a really noice one and loved it from what I remember (it was pretty sexy too!)
Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400873 is a reply to message #400864 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 15:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have a rodeo twin cab turbo diesel and it tows fantastic.
I tow an extended 12' float and have had 2 heavy horses
in it and tows no problems.
I did make sure when I bought my float that it wasn't heavy.
I bought this car brand new and havent had any problems what so ever.
Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400889 is a reply to message #400713 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 15:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  sarahpony  
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We have a Holden Rodeo 1998 model crew cab, its a terrific car... I havent towed a float with it though

One thing to be mindful with the older rodeos is that they go through a $HITLOAD of oil, we have had ours checked over and there is nothing wrong with it, we did some research and apparently its quite common in the rodeos of that era to burn oil like no tomorrow!!
Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400968 is a reply to message #400713 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 16:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I drive a 2006 Turbo Diesel Rodeo for work. Great car for what it was designed for....but that's not towing. Lots of torque, but very gutless in general. I have towed heavier loads (1500kg+) with it and HATED it. I would NOT feel safe towing horses with a Rodeo.

I did test drive a 2007 6 speed Turbo Diesel Navara. Can't speak highly enough of that car. Awesome.
Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #400981 is a reply to message #400873 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 17:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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karenb wrote on Wed, 14 November 2007 15:15

I have a rodeo twin cab turbo diesel and it tows fantastic.
I tow an extended 12' float and have had 2 heavy horses
in it and tows no problems.
I did make sure when I bought my float that it wasn't heavy.
I bought this car brand new and havent had any problems what so ever.

I'm the same.Had two Turbo Diesel twin cab rodeos.Towed a 12'6 double float with horses no problems.Fantastic cars.Would have another one tomorrow!! Very Happy Towing capacity then was 2000kg.Now they're 3000kg.

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Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #401128 is a reply to message #400779 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 19:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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wubby wrote on Wed, 14 November 2007 13:57

Turbo deisel Navara?

I drove a brand new 4 cyl turbo deisel ford 4wd this morning and although it was rated to tow 3 tonne, i still dont know that a 4cyl really would cut it.

How accurate would you say the manufacturers reccommendations on towing capacity are?

The OLD car, Navara 4 cly petrol was listed with a tow capacity of 2tonne, but definately struggled with a lil over 1 tonne.

This is all new unchartered territory for me.

Im looking at second hand definately.


Wubby. When you are looking at diesel's you don't look at at engine size and cylinders - you look at torque.. that is what pulls your float. Patrol have a 3.0 4 cylinder in their Patrol and they can tow 3500kg no worries. You cannot compare a diesel to a petrol engine in that way.

The new Ford 4WD is just a Mazda BT50 - cheaper to buy it with a Mazda badge - same car diff badge.

for 13K you really are in a tricky spot.

You could pick your self up a great late model Discovery V8 that will tow over 3 tone, but then I think Discovery's are a piece of crap ..same as the early Rodeo and Jackaroo.. would not touch one with a 50ft barge poll with 30 qualified mechanics on the end Laughing

I 'think' the only good reliable 4WD you will get would be a GQ Patrol or an early 80 series Landcruiser. Both are wonderful, reliable and will tow no worries.

You just have to except the extra cost of having a 4WD.

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Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #401256 is a reply to message #401128 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 21:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wubby,
Best suggestion I have for you is to find a dealer with a car like the one you want to buy. Ask for a few hours test drive, most dealers I have dealt with will let you keep the car overnight when they know you are regional. Then try the car out. Load up the horse float and put not your best traveller (but not your worst) on and see if the car will go up the hill to your house.

Tht way instaed of relying on how people find their car, you can see how the car you are thinking of getting compares.

Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #401311 is a reply to message #401256 ] Wed, 14 November 2007 22:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Even better, Baroqiual, is to not take the car back! Very Happy

Another option is to exploit the well-fuelled 17hp sitting in the paddocks. Surely they could be used to push the paddock smoko van around, transport us humans and perhaps get the mail from time to time?

baroquial wrote on Wed, 14 November 2007 21:42

Wubby,
Best suggestion I have for you is to find a dealer with a car like the one you want to buy. Ask for a few hours test drive, most dealers I have dealt with will let you keep the car overnight when they know you are regional. Then try the car out. Load up the horse float and put not your best traveller (but not your worst) on and see if the car will go up the hill to your house.

Tht way instaed of relying on how people find their car, you can see how the car you are thinking of getting compares.



Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #401458 is a reply to message #401311 ] Thu, 15 November 2007 09:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I don't think the 17HP want to work for their feed. They want it delivered free of charge.
Re: towing with a holden rodeo.........anyone??? [message #401663 is a reply to message #400713 ] Thu, 15 November 2007 13:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I tow with a 98 Holden dual cab Rodeo and have never had any probs.
I only tow a standard 2 horse float normally with 1 horse but many times I have towed 2 horses.
I wouldn't buy 1 to tow any more than a normal 2 horse float but its done the job for me and I can't complain.

Good luck!


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My OH recently brought a 1996 2. something litre petrol Holden Rodeo single cab ute and we were advised by Holden that the braked towing capacity was 1800kg (I still have the email rom Holden if anyone wants to see it).

My friends Dad however has a turbo diesel rodeo and that pulls my 1 tonne float and our 2 big horses like a trooper, love it!

Wubby it may be worth investigating whether they make the turbo diesel's in dual cabs, diesel is cheaper than petrol anyhow and only being 4 cylinders they are pretty economical to run and tow with. From memory Holden advised us the turbo diesel models tow 2.2 tonne braked.


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