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From what I've read the Range Rover Evoque will have a towing capacity of 4,400 lbs. Anyone planning on towing a small travel trailer? I've been looking at the Livin' Lite "Camp-Lite" series. It would be a perfect match for the evoque.
 

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Towing a Skeeter SL190

I would like to know why Land Rover lowered the towing capacity from 4,400lbs to 3,500lbs. I do have a boat and would like to know if the Evoque would be capable of towing it if needed. the boat has a maximum capacity of about 2,600 and the trailer weighs 750 which is under the max towing weight of 3,500 but I would be a little more relaxed if the max towing weight was 4,000 or better. DVC00217.JPG
 

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Then, I should be fine under 3,500lbs. I also notice that they had rated the Evoque for towing 4,400 but in November of 2011 lowered that to 3,500.
 

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I'm not sure if it's an issue of the internals of the gearbox being able to hold that weight or the tongue weight. Either way, unless you are parking on steep hills with the boat attached as long as you keep the tongue weight down you should be able to tow more then the "suggested" tow capacity. I used to tow a race car with my Lightning and it had a very low tow capacity due to the suspension being sporty and low. It was a great tow vehicle though, I just kept the car in the back/middle portion of the trailer so the tongue weight was down and it worked great.
 

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Just got the towing package on mine... B careful the dealership will certainly charge u a pretty penny... $2100 for mine... Anywho, I towed an enclosed trailer with snowmobile all over the wintery state of Maine... Results were good... It tracked well had plenty of stability and braking. I did notice a bit of wind drag reducing power but the trailer was pretty big for the car and is naturally a large wind brake.
 

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Thanks for the input. what do you think the toungue weight and total weight were? Also, was the $2,100 charged just for the installation or for the towe package and installation?
Hope you had a great time this winter!
 

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I'm going to revitalize this old thread.

The manual of my 2016 Evoque SE premium 5-door, says 3,500lbs
the 2016 Brochure (http://www.auto-brochures.com/makes/landrover/Evoque/Land Rover_US Evoque_2016.pdf) says 3,968lbs (with a braked trailer) Max tongue weight- 331lbs
The 2017 Brochure (https://www.landroverusa.com/Images/Range-Rover-Evoque-Brochure-1L5381700000BUSEN01P_tcm293-367695.pdf) says "up to 4,409 lbs" in the sales part of the brochure, and then in the specifications, says "3,968lbs".

I'm looking at travel trailers that have GVWRs in the 3800lb range, so the difference between 3,500, 3,968 and 4,409 is a pretty significant when it comes to picking out how big of a trailer I could legitimately get.

anyone with knowledge?
 

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After 3 trips to U-haul, they finally wired up my 7-pin connector properly, and did my first serious hauling.

This (rental) beast (a Heartland MPG 183, somewhat modified) was probably approaching 3,500 to 3,800 lbs. Towed it at 65mph, 500 miles, across a 106F desert, through thunderstorms, and then up to 8000 ft, miles of dirt roads, and sorta rough fields (as shown).

The Evoque towed it completely successfully. At least I think it did. Not sure if I did any damage to the tranny or anything, but we had a great time with it.
I had a brake controller (of course) and a weight distribution hitch (provided by rental company), not just a 'ball'. you could really feel the RV yanking on the Evoque- a little unsettling at first. Got about 11mpg for the trip- so yeah, it sucked down a lot of gas to haul that weight and aerodynamic load.

Pretty impressed with the Evoque. Did a great job.

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Morey I just read your post from last year as I have the same decision and confusion. I want to get a trailer weighing 3700 and tow it with my Evoque. Some say no problem with trailer brakes others say never go beyond the stated weight limit. Can you tell me what you did and what your experience has been. Thanks much.
 

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Morey I just read your post from last year as I have the same decision and confusion. I want to get a trailer weighing 3700 and tow it with my Evoque. Some say no problem with trailer brakes others say never go beyond the stated weight limit. Can you tell me what you did and what your experience has been. Thanks much.
Certainly, you'll need trailer brakes and one of the better trailer brake controllers. I'd suggest a proportional one. Maybe a Tekonsha Prodigy P2 or P3- but there are others. They're cheap and plug right in under the dash (order from etailer with the right cable). The plug is already there - even if you didn't get the factory tow package. You will need to have a proper 2" hitch with a 7pin connector, wired with 12V brake power and all. The harness is mostly all there right under the inside of the bumper.

I presume that the trailer that's 3700 is its GVWR not its dry weight. if so, you WILL be able to tow it, but you'll certainly feel like you're towing something huge. it will weigh about as much as the Evoque itself. Pay close attention to the tow hitch weight, as while the Evoque is spec'ed for a pretty substantial max towing capacity for its size of vehicle; it's max hitch weight is a bit on the low side (320lbs I think?). And, you'll exacerbate the issue if you also have stuff loaded in the back of your Evoque while you're towing. If you're talking about a travel trailer- they often give tow hitch weight without the weight of propane and batteries. Plus- how you distribute your belongings and water inside the trailer will also have a bit impact on hitch weight. You can help the problem with a weight distribution hitch... of course, they weigh something as well. But with a big trailer, having a weight distribution and sway control hitch will make everything feel way more stable and secure on the highway. I don't think it makes much difference for low speed towing.

Also the conditions in which you are going to tow will also make a difference. if it's just smooth roads, with no steep hills- then you can push the limits a bit more on the weight and 3700lbs will be good. You'll be impressed at what the Evoque can tug. I've found that off-road, and with short steeper inclines- things get a bit more dicey with a heavy trailer, and the weight of the trailer will yank the tow vehicle around quite a bit. I have avoided snow and ice with a trailer- so I don't have experience with that (I live in the southwest desert). Oh- plan on getting lousy mileage. ;) maybe 10mpg.

If you are looking at travel trailers- it really depends on your needs, but get as small and as light as you can live with. If the LittleGuy Mini Max S or [email protected] 320 works for you- they'll be super easy to tow. A step up from there is something like a Forest River Rockwood Geo-Pro 14FK, maybe a Starcraft Autumn Ridge 14RB, or R-pod 171. Any bigger than that, and I'd only do it if you were towing on good roads. Many of the 16-17ft Travel Trailers come in sub 3,800, where you can have a walk around queen bed, a dry bath and even some additional bunk beds. Quite a nice setup for a couple or small family. If you are yanking it to campgrounds in Florida- you won't have a problem. if you are planning on boondocking in mountain wilderness areas... then it will be a struggle and you'll always be worried about your poor little evoque. But- from what I've seen so far..the evoque is a pretty tough little beast.

hope that helps.
 

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2014 Evoque towing R Pod 190

Certainly, you'll need trailer brakes and one of the better trailer brake controllers. I'd suggest a proportional one. Maybe a Tekonsha Prodigy P2 or P3- but there are others. They're cheap and plug right in under the dash (order from etailer with the right cable). The plug is already there - even if you didn't get the factory tow package. You will need to have a proper 2" hitch with a 7pin connector, wired with 12V brake power and all. The harness is mostly all there right under the inside of the bumper.

I presume that the trailer that's 3700 is its GVWR not its dry weight. if so, you WILL be able to tow it, but you'll certainly feel like you're towing something huge. it will weigh about as much as the Evoque itself. Pay close attention to the tow hitch weight, as while the Evoque is spec'ed for a pretty substantial max towing capacity for its size of vehicle; it's max hitch weight is a bit on the low side (320lbs I think?). And, you'll exacerbate the issue if you also have stuff loaded in the back of your Evoque while you're towing. If you're talking about a travel trailer- they often give tow hitch weight without the weight of propane and batteries. Plus- how you distribute your belongings and water inside the trailer will also have a bit impact on hitch weight. You can help the problem with a weight distribution hitch... of course, they weigh something as well. But with a big trailer, having a weight distribution and sway control hitch will make everything feel way more stable and secure on the highway. I don't think it makes much difference for low speed towing.

Also the conditions in which you are going to tow will also make a difference. if it's just smooth roads, with no steep hills- then you can push the limits a bit more on the weight and 3700lbs will be good. You'll be impressed at what the Evoque can tug. I've found that off-road, and with short steeper inclines- things get a bit more dicey with a heavy trailer, and the weight of the trailer will yank the tow vehicle around quite a bit. I have avoided snow and ice with a trailer- so I don't have experience with that (I live in the southwest desert). Oh- plan on getting lousy mileage. ;) maybe 10mpg.

If you are looking at travel trailers- it really depends on your needs, but get as small and as light as you can live with. If the LittleGuy Mini Max S or [email protected] 320 works for you- they'll be super easy to tow. A step up from there is something like a Forest River Rockwood Geo-Pro 14FK, maybe a Starcraft Autumn Ridge 14RB, or R-pod 171. Any bigger than that, and I'd only do it if you were towing on good roads. Many of the 16-17ft Travel Trailers come in sub 3,800, where you can have a walk around queen bed, a dry bath and even some additional bunk beds. Quite a nice setup for a couple or small family. If you are yanking it to campgrounds in Florida- you won't have a problem. if you are planning on boondocking in mountain wilderness areas... then it will be a struggle and you'll always be worried about your poor little evoque. But- from what I've seen so far..the evoque is a pretty tough little beast.

hope that helps.
I plan to be towing an R POD190 with a UVW of 2785 and a hitch weight of 336 pds. Is that doable and safe?
 

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We are about to buy an R Pod and were worried our Evoque might not be up to the task. Your journey and photo put me at my ease. But did the Evoque return home in good shape?
 

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Morey I plan on pulling an R Pod with a UVW of 2,785 and a hitch weight of 336. Is that a safe pull with my 2014 Evoque?
One of the limiting factors with the Evoque is its low hitch weight. I think it maxes out at 320 or 340lbs. Keep in mind that the spec hitch weight from trailers is usually dry. add water (depending on where it is), and the full weight of 20lbs of propane and a battery or two- and you could easily increase that by 100lbs, which is too much for the Evoque. A weight distribution hitch will help. or- packing the trailer to put weight in the rear- but that could create other sway problems.

Not sure which Rpod that is- but I'd watch it on the hitch weight.
 

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We are about to buy an R Pod and were worried our Evoque might not be up to the task. Your journey and photo put me at my ease. But did the Evoque return home in good shape?
I presume it's one of the lighter models (the 171 I think?). The Evoque is a tough little beast. No issues so far.
 
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