Land Rover Discovery 3 & 4
About: The Disco 3 & 4
The Discovery 3 is my favourite vehicle as an an offroad tourer. I own one! In short, it is affordable, economical, reliable and comfortable. For a large 4WD - mine achieves 15L Per 100km off road in sand dunes - 2.7L diesel. Compared to my mate's Toyota I use less than half his fuel on any off road trip - meaning I can go twice as deep into deserts etc without needing the servo! Seriously economical!
The Disco 3 has a 7 foot deep cargo area - its higher than usual roof gives it an enormous cargo hold.
I've added a large second fuel tank which gives me a range of about 1800km offroad when I'm fully packed.
Awnings: and the Disco 3 & 4
If you're wanting to fit poleless awnings to your existing roof rack without a tent:
As far as awnings go - our pick for the Disco is the Ostrich Wing Awning.
The Land Rover Discovery 3 and 4 are quite unique as their air suspension can lower them under car parks etc - so we have manufactured Disco specific Awning to rack brackets to sit low on this vehicle. These brackets also allow fitment of Most quality South African poleless awnings to common platform and basket touring racks like the Rhino Pioneer, Front runner slimline 2 and ARB base. We also do UP Mount bracket kit for taller customers - as well as specific Basket rack brackets for those types of racks. All the Bold Underlined names of the brackets are links to the store page where you can get more detail on these bracket kits should you wish to.
Roof racks: made by Tough Touring for the Disco 3 & 4
The Land Rover Discovery 3 and 4 features a roof rail or sometimes a track mount rail to rack system, secured by 4 x M10 Bolts on each side, giving it probably the strongest roof mount platform we've seen on all the Wagon type 4WDs on the road today. The 70Kg manufacturer's roof load limit for warranty purposes seems pretty conservative considering the structure evident on this truck. We've tested our own to 200kg without any issues.
Typical production racks fitted are very narrow - and not designed for off road use. Many need wind fairings fitted to preserve a quiet drive.
Owning one of these vehicles myself, I have spent a lot of time and money designing a rooftop tent mounting platform for this vehicle.
Wind noise and roof racks
Like all vehicles, The Land Rover Discovery 3 and 4 present their challenges. Wind noise on coming from roof racks with East-west bars, in particular, can be noisy at highway speeds.
Our Tent to vehicle kits are designed to get your roof top tent mounted lowest, strongest on the market, maintaining your vehicles on and off road manners as much as possible... and we think we've nailed it without any wind noise !!!!!
Tough Touring Builds both Portable and Hidden Installed Power Supplies into Disco 1,2,3,4 and 5 Vehicles. There are challenges to overcome with 7 seaters, as well as limitations on battery space and thus output power.
We consult directly with customers to work out the best balance - within the realms of a budget that gets you out there more comfortable for longer.
Rooftop tents: what's the best rooftop tent for the Disco 3 & 4?
Hardshell Rooftop tents we recommend/support:
Tough Touring has manufactured tent to vehicle and awning to rack kits specifically designed for the Land Rover Discovery 3 and 4 to provide the ideal foundations for rooftop tents and poleless awnings.
The Lowest and strongest on the market
Low wind noise
Lightest on the market that can carry 200kg in off road environment - just 25kg whole rack
Tough Touring roof racks are compatible with our cradle system which allows some rooftop tents to be easily removed without tools (just 4 bolts on the outside of the rack)
Can be used as a normal roof rack when tent is lifted off
Can run Awnings independently off the rack without the tent present.