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Old 15 April 2010, 17:51   #1
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Old 15 April 2010, 18:31   #2
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Old 27 April 2010, 07:31   #3
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Hope your keeping well

Quick question if I may, my old disco has died so looking for another tow vehicle, I am afraid I can't stretch to the defender but I think in the past you had a freelander at one point. Bar the known technical problems, was it any good for towing / lunching ribs from say the slip at your office.

I am trying to find something thats fairly cheap, economical, but will still tow my 7m Osprey....probably impossible I know.


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Old 27 April 2010, 13:39   #4
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Jono

Hope your keeping well

Quick question if I may, my old disco has died so looking for another tow vehicle, I am afraid I can't stretch to the defender but I think in the past you had a freelander at one point. Bar the known technical problems, was it any good for towing / lunching ribs from say the slip at your office.

I am trying to find something thats fairly cheap, economical, but will still tow my 7m Osprey....probably impossible I know.


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Probably a debate for another thread, but:
friend of mine has a Freelander which he uses quite a bit to launch and recover boats. It's ok for small stuff but like any other regular car isn't really man enough for anything sizable: it struggled to pull my old 7m Solent up the Camber slip in Portsmouth (which is one of the best slips around).
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Old 28 April 2010, 06:21   #5
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Thanks Tim, back to another Disco I think.
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Old 29 April 2010, 20:15   #6
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I agree - the original model Freelander clutch was a weak point, the Td4 clutch would stink even after a decent hill start never mind with a trailer on the back. Freelander 2s are better though not tried towing with one. Puma Defender is the business, with anti stall and low range you could pull a Red Jet up the slipway without touching the throttle
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Old 30 April 2010, 15:33   #7
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Thanks Tim, back to another Disco I think.
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I agree - the original model Freelander clutch was a weak point, the Td4 clutch would stink even after a decent hill start never mind with a trailer on the back. Freelander 2s are better though not tried towing with one. Puma Defender is the business, with anti stall and low range you could pull a Red Jet up the slipway without touching the throttle
The design was the Freelander 1 was based on the old Austin Mystro van so my knowledgeable friend was telling me!
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The design was the Freelander 1 was based on the old Austin Mystro van so my knowledgeable friend was telling me!
The prototype Freelander had a Maestro van body fitted to it for trials.
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defender or disco to launch end of story.
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