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Anyone have any experience towing a trailer with an X-Type? I read the Owners Manual and it "appears" that max trailer weight is 3,000 lbs (I doubt that we'll get anywhere close to that, likely closer to 1,500 lbs). Though I found a few posts Re: towing( Dell is right; SEARCH is your friend) ; They dealt more with towing PWC's for I'm guessing relatively short distances.

The distance would be approx 1,300 miles (San Diego to San Antonio).

Other than not pushing the car (3.0/AT) in higher gears going up hills and accelerating any useful tips on towing a trailer with an X-Type?

Should I think about engineering and installing an external transfer case cooling system?

Thanks gang!

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Originally Posted by car5car View Post
This is the most stupid thing so far on this forum. Don't forget cooler for rear differential and a tail light.
Well that was constructive!
I donít have any experience with towing and the X type but if Jaguar recommends a Max of 3000 and you are looking at about 1500 then I would not bother with any extra engineering.
 
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Well that was constructive!
I don’t have any experience with towing and the X type but if Jaguar recommends a Max of 3000 and you are looking at about 1500 then I would not bother with any extra engineering.
Thanks Rob.

As I'm relatively new to X400 X-Type's.. (and now own two of them) I don't want to risk damaging the drive-train towing a trailer.. maybe I'm being overly cautious/protective..

Thank's Rob,

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Well geez, I have a Ford (insert applicable model here) with a 3.0 V6 Duratec engine. Can I tow with it mindful of the towing weight limit?

Well geez, I have a Ford pickup (insert applicable model here) with a 3.0 V6 Duratec engine. Can I tow with it mindful of the towing weight limit?

Well geez, I have a *Insert manufacturer* (insert applicable model here) with a 3.0 V6 engine. Can I tow with it mindful of the towing weight limit?

Etc., etc., etc......

The Jaguar X Type does have a towing light hookup, towing kits are/were available.


 

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Just because you can buy a hitch for it doesn't mean it's a suitable tow vehicle.
I wouldn't.

Everybody that doesn't know towing concerns themselves with weight ratings and power.

Some may have concern for transmissions.

Ever notice nobody thinks about braking?

X-type brakes are fairly lame to begin with (in my opinion), and you want to add 1500# dangling off the back bumper?

 

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I cant vouch for transmission problems "my xtype is a UK spec manual diesel" but I often tow a caravan which weighs around 25 cwt. Stability wise it's fine.
Is the Xtype auto a weak trans system? Here in the Uk autos are the preferred tow car. "no slipping clutches on hill starts.
As for braking, all but small light trailers here are braked themselves. As I would imaging yours is.
My xtype braking when solo is perfectly capable in our cut and thrust style of driving. "overcrowding" but is a tad spongy.
 

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Occasionally, I stop by the forums to check things out over here and see if anyone is doing anything fun with the x types like I was with mine. I'm glad I left the forums though, even before I stopped frequenting the forums everybody was getting so shitty with each other and it's surprisingly worse now. This place used to be known as the most helpful and nicest automobile forums on the internet now it seems its just a bunch of pissy people putting eachother down. There are never any "hey look whats good with my x type" threads anymore its always just ragging on the car or other members.

I'll be picking up another x type soon and going even wilder than I did with my last one but I'm sorry to say I won't be lurking these forums looking for help, given my knowledge of the car now anyways I wont need the help but I'm just saying...be nicer to each other!
 
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I mean, if your owners manual sais you are fine up to 3000lbs and you say you suspect you will be around half that, what reason have you got to worry?

Only tip I would give is if you have a long descending hill don't hesitate to engine brake to spare your brakes and make sure they don't overheat.

I don't know how the x type automatic transmission is but maybe sport mode will help you uphills so it doesn't shift too early and struggle accelerating with the extra weight.

just go right ahead mate I see no reason why you would have to worry at all
 
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Occasionally, I stop by the forums to check things out over here and see if anyone is doing anything fun with the x types like I was with mine. I'm glad I left the forums though, even before I stopped frequenting the forums everybody was getting so shitty with each other and it's surprisingly worse now. This place used to be known as the most helpful and nicest automobile forums on the internet now it seems its just a bunch of pissy people putting eachother down. There are never any "hey look whats good with my x type" threads anymore its always just ragging on the car or other members.

I'll be picking up another x type soon and going even wilder than I did with my last one but I'm sorry to say I won't be lurking these forums looking for help, given my knowledge of the car now anyways I wont need the help but I'm just saying...be nicer to each other!
You are going WILDER with another X-Type than you did before? Not sure how you will accomplish that as you had quite the ride once yuo were done before. At least come back and post a picture.

You modify that mint baby blue Pinto?
 
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Occasionally, I stop by the forums to check things out over here and see if anyone is doing anything fun with the x types like I was with mine. I'm glad I left the forums though, even before I stopped frequenting the forums everybody was getting so shitty with each other and it's surprisingly worse now. This place used to be known as the most helpful and nicest automobile forums on the internet now it seems its just a bunch of pissy people putting eachother down. There are never any "hey look whats good with my x type" threads anymore its always just ragging on the car or other members.

I'll be picking up another x type soon and going even wilder than I did with my last one but I'm sorry to say I won't be lurking these forums looking for help, given my knowledge of the car now anyways I wont need the help but I'm just saying...be nicer to each other!


I'm guilty of perpetuating a lot of this recent nastiness, and sincerely apologize to ALL of my fellow forum members for it.
 
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To add info to Dunks (a UK member) posting for us non European folks, 25 cwt is 2,800 pounds.
 
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To add info to Dunks (a UK member) posting for us non European folks, 25 cwt is 2,800 pounds.
Dell do they not teach the full Avoirdupois system in your schools. I thought both our countries used the same.
 
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Not in regular school (through high school, 12th grade) unless you're in advanced classes. Even then pretty rare as far as the nuances of the measurements.

The u.s. teaches uscs = United States customary units, which also has cwt (which is 100 U.S. Pounds of 16 ounces each) but 999 of 1,000 people here would have no idea what it is.

So 25 cwt here in the states would be 2,500 u.s. pounds. Or as nearly everyone here would say "a ton and a quarter" = a ton here is 2,000 lbs.
 

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honestly up until this thread I'd never heard of cwt, but you learn something new every day!
 
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The avoirdupois system was instituted in English speaking countries, thus Sweden would probably have never seen/heard of it.

Up to and including the pound, the two systems are the same. The Americans never use the stone as a weight, which is in universal use in England (especially to weigh people). The hundredweight (cwt) in England is always 112 pounds, or 8 stone. In the US, the hundredweight is 100 lb, unless noted as otherwise. It is proper to call a 100 lb hundredweight a shorthundredweight, and a 112 lb one a long hundredweight. As there are always 20 cwt to the ton, in the US it is normal to use a 2000 lb ton (a shortton), and in England a 2240 lb ton (a long ton).
 
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Thanks for that!
Very confusing especially for us olduns. In the UK now we fill our vehicles with litres of fuel but still talk of how many miles per gallon we get! 4.54 litres to a gallon. Also I believe our gallon is not the same as yours.
And of course we have the metric Tonne!
 

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