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Old 01 September 2004, 15:00   #1
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List, I'm after a vehicle to tow a 7m RIB. I was thinking about one of the following: 110 Defender, Discovery or a LWB Shogun/Pajero. I'm going to need it to behave when on a motorway and recover the boat from a sandy beach/ steep slipway.

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Old 01 September 2004, 15:05   #2
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Yeah! I gotta suggestion! Don't start this feckin' debate again...
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Old 01 September 2004, 15:07   #3
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List, I'm after a vehicle to tow a 7m RIB. I was thinking about one of the following: 110 Defender, Discovery or a LWB Shogun/Pajero. I'm going to need it to behave when on a motorway and recover the boat from a sandy beach/ steep slipway.

Any recommendations/comments?

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Hi Mike

Take a look at this thread, hopefully this might help you, then that way you might just survive the on slaught you're gonna receive.

Cheers

Richard

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Old 01 September 2004, 15:24   #4
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OK, so my first response may not have been a great deal of help.....

Buy the vehicle you feel comfortable with. They'll all "do the job"... don't bother asking other people's opinions.. everyone's got a different one. Just choose the vehicle that suits you. I use a 110 and find it just great, but I sometimes use a Ford explorer and thats good too. I used to own a Land Cruiser which towed just fine... you see?
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I have a Landy 110 and a Defender and I used to have a Trooper LWB 2.8 TDI. The trooper cost me 2.5k had a 100,000 miles on it and the engine was/is a gift from the Vreus (Greek god of engines) I tugged a Ribtec Camel around Ireland and Britain (2800 miles in 10 days). The Trooper never missed a beat and didn't really recognise the Camel was on the towhook. Old Patrol's are rather excellent also

Unfortunately the Trooper did not enjoy being immersed in water and badly failed it's MOT. I one day will put the Engine into the Landy

Having said all that both the Landy and Disco tow fine. So I kinda agree with Jono but would reccomend a Trooper
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I... Old Patrol's are rather excellent also..
Yup! Ask someone who tows boats for a living.. Dave? DAVE? ...
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110'S ARE RUBBISH!!! BUY A 90 90- -110
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