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Paul M

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I'm doing great towing a 23" trailer with my 2016 LR4, but I'm getting beyond terrible gas mileage. I'm pulling over every 2 hours to refuel, and it makes long trips a lot longer.

Any suggestions on how to improve that? Whether it's additives, or tune up, or driving style, I'm looking for anything that will help.

Thanks in advance!
I use an auxiliary fuel tank from long range America that goes where the spare tire was that you can but on the roof or in my case , I chose to add a kaymar bumper from Australia with swingout arm for the tire and picked up 5 gal Jerry can holder and powertank mount for 10lb propane for overlanding when not towing . Currently using stock plow hitch and blue ox wd kit
 

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Over the summer, started towing a 21ft center console Triumph fishing boat on a 2 axle trailer. Around 5000lbs wet. Tows great but trailer has no brakes so have to be careful. I need some recommendations on some good cheap towing mirrors(either stick on wide angle ones or something else) as it's hard to back it sometimes.

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Paul M

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Over the summer, started towing a 21ft center console Triumph fishing boat on a 2 axle trailer. Around 5000lbs wet. Tows great but trailer has no brakes so have to be careful. I need some recommendations on some good cheap towing mirrors(either stick on wide angle ones or something else) as it's hard to back it sometimes.

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Atlantic British has towing mirrors for LR4 around $550
 

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Ohhh the LR3/LR4 platform of which I’ve owned 2 of each and not in succession. Currently have 08 w/72k on the clock ready to sell.

Mytrusty diesel is working out wonderfully with its new BFF InTech Sol Horizon with Rover package - how appropriate ✅

Td6 returning 14-16 mpg and an awesome 24 city and 30 hwy when not towing.

I sure wish JLR would have allowed the LR4 in diesel guise for the good ole USA.
 

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I use an auxiliary fuel tank from long range America that goes where the spare tire was that you can but on the roof or in my case , I chose to add a kaymar bumper from Australia with swingout arm for the tire and picked up 5 gal Jerry can holder and powertank mount for 10lb propane for overlanding when not towing . Currently using stock plow hitch and blue ox wd kit

How's that auxiliary fuel tank working out? Do you have any issues with check engine lights or other codes? I know that they started importing the tanks, but do they have any EPA certification? I have emissions checks around here.
 

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Ohhh the LR3/LR4 platform of which I’ve owned 2 of each and not in succession. Currently have 08 w/72k on the clock ready to sell.

Mytrusty diesel is working out wonderfully with its new BFF InTech Sol Horizon with Rover package - how appropriate ✅

Td6 returning 14-16 mpg and an awesome 24 city and 30 hwy when not towing.

I sure wish JLR would have allowed the LR4 in diesel guise for the good ole USA.
How are you liking the L405 platform overall, compared with the LR4?
 

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Coming from a 2016 TRD Tundra with the 5.7 to the LR4 I was concerned about towing.

The Tundra def handled larger loads better but I really like the turning ability of the LR4 because of my driveway set up.

No pics but I’ve towed my Rzr on a 12 foot utility trailer about 30 miles round trip and my Mastercraft X2 from storage to the lake & back. I will say I appreciated the AWD on the boat ramp.
 

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