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Old 22 August 2005, 01:23   #1
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Hummer tow vehicle ?

With all this serious talk of Land Rovers,I thought I would stir the pot and suggest this Hooters Hummer tops them
I like the orange and black color scheme that goes with the boat quite well,but not sure about the graphics
Might give the wrong idea of my love of things inflatable!!
Still got some serious pulling power! (Torque wise of course )
It's a tough life Ribbing out here;still someone has to do it,
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Old 22 August 2005, 03:30   #2
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It's a tough life!

Hi Darrall

how about you invite us all over!

we'll force ourselves to join you!

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Where did you get that from?
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Old 22 August 2005, 18:18   #4
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delightfully tacky yet unrefined

I reckon he got it from Hooters
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Straight in there looking for the website eh Richard? Good man.

Trust you used Google (or Yahoo - both seem appropriate somehow...)
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Old 22 August 2005, 22:03   #6
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Richard,
i'm sure it was checked out in the spirit of research
And sorry guys, no it's not mine, i just liked the color scheme
(Towing arrangements courtesy of Photoshop )

Actually belongs to Hooters which is a chain of restaurants whose girls are dressed in the skimpy shorts. I just happen to work next door to one of the locations and so we eat there now and again; and again and again.

Just trying to get the bosses interested in supplying the girls to adorn the RIB next ,while I take photos. Purely for RIB promotion over here of course.

And Rich, maybe the next Telcom convention could be arranged here instead of boring San Francisco (apologies to any RIB members up there). We just have to come up with really good excuses for the wives!
Hope it brought a smile,
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Good work with Photoshop, Darryl. Couldn't see the join
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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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What is the platform that the Hummer is built on? I'd heard it was the Chevvy Suburban? You can get the H1 second for about 25k buts its rough compared to the H2. Off road however the H1 is pretty impressive.
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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.
Also considered a H2, but got this instead. Its a 1500 Dodge Ram Hemi4x4. Not so sofisticatet transmission as the Shogun, but its really stable in high speeds with my Tornado 750 behind. Had a Shogun v6 a couple of years ago, and compared to that, the Dodge is a much better hauler. This year its delivered with constant 4x4, so it might even be a better ride.
If you want diesel you have to go for a RAM 2500 witch mean a much rougher ride, but then again you have the power to haul a aircraft carrier.
My friend has one of these, and compared to his truck, my suspansion feels like a Citroen.

My best hauler was a RR Overfinch. But they are way overpriced and hard to get.


By the way: My Ram is quicker than a H2 and uses less fuel. The steering also feels much crisper and European
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