A hard day for the poor 406!
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    Default A hard day for the poor 406!

    Well Saturday my poor car had a hard day!

    in the morning we checked the oil and water, then set off to Wangaratta, where we picked up my mates series 2 mi16. Which just won't go. We lugged it all the way to Tylden, where after unloading set off to lancefield to pick up another mates mi16! We took that one to Airport West (where it will die).
    All up we did just under 1000 kms! Towing a trailer the whole way.

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    So i'm gunna have to say that a manual 406 v6 is a pretty good tow car! She still sat on the speed limit all day and didn't miss a beat!

    Yes thats to mi16's we picked up and I DON'T own any!
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    Last week, I had 11 cases of beer in the 406. The rear end looked a lot tougher than the last photo!
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    And it only looked that low in the last photo because it was sitting on a mound!
    Moral of the story 11 cases weigh more than an mi16!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cav91 View Post
    And it only looked that low in the last photo because it was sitting on a mound!
    Moral of the story 11 cases weigh more than an mi16!
    At least 11 cases of beer is more useful than a dead Mi16
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    Quote Originally Posted by cav91 View Post
    And it only looked that low in the last photo because it was sitting on a mound!
    Moral of the story 11 cases weigh more than an mi16!
    Still looks a little light on to me ..... say 1200kg for the empty trailer and 1300kg for the car .... that's 2500kgs... so you want about 250kg on the tongue given the 10% rule. I've towed a trailer before that became tail heavy while I was towing it ........ It *really* didn't end well

    I reckon the bumpy thumpy pretend suspension under the 407 looked at close to it's capacity towing my car trailer ............................... With the trailer empty !! Unless you consider a baby pram on a 6meter long trailer loaded

    Don't you love the petrol you use towing big loads. Why didn't you just use your old mans [email protected] tank so you were legal That's what I've done the last couple of times I've had to tow any distance.

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    Last year I wanted to pick up my 604 with a trailer and pull it with the 806. After a bit of research I came to the conclusion that I couldn't do it legally (under UK law).
    The 806 weighs 1595kg apparently, and this is VIN plate which is what the vehicle inspector will look at if I am pulled over.



    So I think it means the total "train" weight is not allowed to be over 3695kg

    After calling around some trailer hire companies I couldn't find a trailer that weighed less than 800kg so with 1500kg of 604 and my own body weight as well I would have been well over.

    I don't know about Aussie laws though, and I guess a 405 is lighter than a 604.

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