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Old 23 August 2005, 14:24   #11
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Please don't laugh, but I've actually been considering a Hummer for my next tow car.

My Shogun is up for replacement next year, at which point I'm considering opting back into my company car scheme to get a normal car for commuting.
I'm then left with the option of getting something interesting to tow the boat.
My 3.2 TD Shogun is very capable etc but a little on the boring side.

I am struggling to get some decent feedback on towing with a Hummer however, as everybody that has one just poses around in it.

To match the Shogun the Hummer would need drag the boat on its trailer up the beach whilst up to its own axles in shingle. I don't see why the Hummer can't do this if my Shogun can, but nobody appears to have tried it.

Nasher.

The only true Hummer is the H1 - rough as old boots - slow - too big - typical Yank really.

The H2 is a modded Chevvy Tahoe - nothing special.

Why not just try a new Discovery3??? Ugly as sin but looks a bit hummerish from some angles - difference is it will be in a different league to drive - seriously!!!
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Old 23 August 2005, 16:55   #12
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Little input as before my H1 and former Dodge Ram 3500 with 5.9 Cummins diesel

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never seen a Hummer like that before - looks armoured to me - did you buy it like that or is it another one of those crazy Iceland specials????
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No it came basic and was put on bigger tires and built over, our plan is to change the interior from beeing coach as it is today to be motorhome to travel all over the island.

Out of the blues a picture showing typical mud/hill driving racing vehicle in action

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Please don't laugh, but I've actually been considering a Hummer for my next tow car.

My Shogun is up for replacement next year, at which point I'm considering opting back into my company car scheme to get a normal car for commuting.
I'm then left with the option of getting something interesting to tow the boat.
My 3.2 TD Shogun is very capable etc but a little on the boring side.

I am struggling to get some decent feedback on towing with a Hummer however, as everybody that has one just poses around in it.

To match the Shogun the Hummer would need drag the boat on its trailer up the beach whilst up to its own axles in shingle. I don't see why the Hummer can't do this if my Shogun can, but nobody appears to have tried it.

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Nasher,

I drive the same truck as you. Mine is a Mitsubishi Montero Gen1 2 door. I would kill for your turbo diesel. I personally wouldn't trust a Hummer to do what my Montero can do. The montero is a tough capable truck whose proving ground is the Paris -> Dakar rally. The Hummer is just a dressed up Suburban. If you are going to get any Hummer get the H1. Now that is a real truck!
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Out of the blues a picture showing typical mud/hill driving racing vehicle in action

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They drove that mud racing vehicle (or something very similar) across a lake on Top Gear not so long ago. The idea was that if he went flat out the whole way he wouldn't sink . Made it too running nitrous the whole way, and as if that wasn't enough he then raced a Polaris snowmobile across it again but the snowmobile one at least none of them sank anyway
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This clip from Top Gear was taken at lake Skorradalsvatn.

This is what we do during the summer time using our snowmobiles (Yamaha, Sea Doo, Polaris, Arctic Cat and Lynx) especially on lake Skorradalsvatn (have delivered some 14 boats this summer on the lake) we go flat out from sandbanks from one side to the other bank and we have to make sure not make any turns nor give off any of the throttle. We have lost couple down the water and then rescued them back up by diving putting balloons on and inflate them back up. Loads of fun and adrenalin flowing I can tell you.

More recent clips from Jeremy on Top Gear was beating hell out of Crossfire, Audi TT and Nissan over here earlier in the spring and I met Jeremy briefly and his family over here fortnight ago when spending their vacation over here.

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If they made JC prime minister I would stop being so miserable - it is really scary but all my mates reckon we must be the same person as our views are IDENTICAL.....
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