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Old 01 March 2008, 16:36   #21
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The comments on the maverick are interesting as there are a few "bargains" out there.....check this out....

The pictures a;so show a towbar although the ad does not show it
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Old 01 March 2008, 16:58   #22
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The comments I made are based on one I saw my mate welding - if you are tempted pay attention to where the coils attach to the rear chassis.
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Old 01 March 2008, 17:04   #23
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Doesnt HISC have a tractor that is used to facilitate launching and recovery am sure it is run by the chap who has a black 6 metre Humber (forgotten his name)
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Old 01 March 2008, 17:09   #24
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Hi, your right but the tractor is used for the big cruiser boats when bringing them out for the winter rather than the ribs, His name is Nick, great guy...

There is a winch which does work fairly well but just thought I would be lazy and try and get a 4x4 for 6 months which I can sell on at the end of the summer if i need the money and hopefully not loose to much, guess the trouble is it could be so hit and miss. Get one that works perfectly or one that blows a head gasket on day 2 and needs money poured into it for it to be worth anything.... dilemas dilemas!!
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I had a Terrano II for 5 years - 1993 L - 73,000 when I bought it can't remember how many when I sold it...

Main problems I had were clutch and gearbox but I am a fussy bugger so it may have been me...

Now have '56 plate Navara D40, good vehicle but it is a Nissan not a BMW or RR.

Had a 1985 Suzuki SJ in 1996, had done 85,000 miles when I bought it - had it for 2 years cost me 19.00 for a new choke cable and sold it for 50 more than I paid for it!!

Never made any money on a car since...
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If the trailer wheels sink a little while recovering, the RAV4 may have trouble extracting it - I don't think they have a low ratio box. The Frontera would have no problems in this respect. I have used a Defender to easily move a slightly embedded trailer (and 6m RIB) that a RAV was unable to shift. Hope this helps in your decision.
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If the trailer wheels sink a little while recovering, the RAV4 may have trouble extracting it - I don't think they have a low ratio box. The Frontera would have no problems in this respect. I have used a Defender to easily move a slightly embedded trailer (and 6m RIB) that a RAV was unable to shift. Hope this helps in your decision.
If the wheels look like they are going to sink use a good bit of rope and higher ground. No need for 4WD.
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Powerboats - you'll have to talk me through this one:

If your trailer (and RIB) have sunk 3 inches in wet sand, your 4x4 is burning her clutch in 1st gear, your wheels aren't spinning (in four wheel drive) and you can't pop the tow out of the sand, how is a good length of rope and a car going to help? Keep in mind that you're on a beach, 100 meters from a grass foreshore...
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Take a look around for an Isuzu Mu.I've got one. Same shell as the frontera sport but everything else is blagged from the old 2.8 Isuzu Trooper. Pulls like a train and doesn't rot like a trooper. They go from 500 to 2k depending on how many people have dented them.
If you buy one you won't want to sell it.
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Sorry misread the post, thought he meant the vehicle wheels
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