[xj] Caravan Towing XJ6 I

G,day all.
Can anyone tell me what the towing capacity of the XJ6 series
I is? Cant seem to find this info anywhere. Also where can I
get a wood rim steering wheel and boss for same?. Cheers. Phil–
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I’ve got a tow mount on my '72 XJ6 Series I (US), as well, not that I
want to tow anything significant with it. It looked like two holes were
drilled into the boot and it had been on the car for a significant
amount of time. I had to slip off the two bolts (if memory serves) take
it off to fit it into the garage…

If you stir up any information about it, I’d be glad to hear about it.

-Evie

colt1911 wrote:> G,day all.

Can anyone tell me what the towing capacity of the XJ6 series
I is? Cant seem to find this info anywhere. Also where can I
get a wood rim steering wheel and boss for same?. Cheers. Phil

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In reply to a message from colt1911 sent Thu 3 Sep 2009:

Phil:
Jagdaim in Victoria have wood rimmed wheels, boss kits etc.
Just google Jagdaim and check their catalogue. As for towing
capacity, I don’t know the figures, but I have heard that
you need to be really careful, as the chassis is not
designed for heavy towing. Others will know more, but you
need a really good towbar to share the load evenly.
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Can anyone tell me what the towing capacity of the XJ6 series
I is? Cant seem to find this info anywhere. Also where can I
get a wood rim steering wheel and boss for same?. Cheers. Phil


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In reply to a message from colt1911 sent Thu 3 Sep 2009:

 I bought my wooden steering wheel from Mota Lita.Nice wheel

I’m very happy with it. There are more expensive wheels out there
if you want to look around.I checked out your pics,thats a
beautiful car you have,and a standard trans too. I’m jealous!!
Chris–
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I is? Cant seem to find this info anywhere. Also where can I
get a wood rim steering wheel and boss for same?. Cheers. Phil


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In reply to a message from westernstar sent Thu 3 Sep 2009:

My S1 2.8 has a tow bar. There’s one central bar goes underneath
and bolts to a large flat reaction plate in the boot floor. There’s
another piece that mounts against the car behind the rear bumber,
and the bolts again go through into the boot and anchor in another
reaction plate there.

I don’t know what it is LEGAL to tow with this set up, but I do
know with a similar type tow bar on a S3 I successfully pulled a
double axle trailer with another XJ on it. No problems, no
damage… but not recommended. It was probably a bit more than it
should pull.

Regards

Ric–
'77 XJ6 S2 4.2, '84 XJS V12
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My 1969 S1 towed for many years a single axle trailer carrying a Austin Healey race car on
it. No problems at all but we had installed a transmission cooler and larger radiator on the
car.

This tow bar was made “in the field” and attached as below but also was bolted to the rear
suspension cage.

Joe AOn 4 Sep 2009 at 6:04, Rich W wrote:

In reply to a message from westernstar sent Thu 3 Sep 2009:

My S1 2.8 has a tow bar. There’s one central bar goes underneath
and bolts to a large flat reaction plate in the boot floor. There’s
another piece that mounts against the car behind the rear bumber,
and the bolts again go through into the boot and anchor in another
reaction plate there.

I don’t know what it is LEGAL to tow with this set up, but I do
know with a similar type tow bar on a S3 I successfully pulled a
double axle trailer with another XJ on it. No problems, no
damage… but not recommended. It was probably a bit more than it
should pull.

Regards

Ric

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In reply to a message from joe@joea.com sent Fri 4 Sep 2009:

I removed a hitch recently, and in addition to the mounting points
on the boot floor and bumper, it extended all the way to the plate
on the bottom of the differental and mounted there. Seemed to be
very sturdy…

The most important consideration is never what something will pull,
but what it will stop. Be sure you also install a brake box inside
the car to control trailer brakes. Any load can push the car right
on down the road without it…

David
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Rockwell, NC, United States
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