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Old 29 October 2008, 13:01   #21
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....is it?
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Old 29 October 2008, 16:16   #22
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....is it?
It depends on gross train weight really. Also, if you are towing the rib as part of a comercial enterprise you may need a tacho fitted. I've got a TD5 Disco to tow my Pacific 22 about and it isn't bad. Heavy boat mind and I wouldn't want to tow it with a 90!!! Tried a Navara once but kept getting it bogged in the sand in the harbour. Not at all embarrasing on gig weekend with about 200 people lining the harbour wall. stil, the cheer we earned was worth it I suppose.
Drowned a Range Rover once in similar circumstances. that was an expensive mistake!!!!
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Remember in sand bald tyres are much better than chunky ones - let the pressure right down as well - I always carry sand ladders made from fibreglass grating - easier than digging!!!
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Old 30 October 2008, 11:45   #24
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Remember in sand bald tyres are much better than chunky ones - let the pressure right down as well - I always carry sand ladders made from fibreglass grating - easier than digging!!!
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Remember in sand bald tyres are much better than chunky ones - let the pressure right down as well - I always carry sand ladders made from fibreglass grating - easier than digging!!!
Or get someone to tow your and your mate out
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Or get someone to tow your and your mate out
How embarrasing. A Navara pulling two Landys out of the proverbial!
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Old 30 October 2008, 13:43   #27
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How embarrasing. A Navara pulling two Landys out of the proverbial!
Looks more like a Navara AND a Landy pulling another out to me!!!
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Yup very similar but mine are home made and a bit bigger.
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Yup very similar but mine are home made and a bit bigger.

Show us a pic of them, I've just been asked to make some!
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Old 30 October 2008, 14:06   #30
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Don't have any handy - they are all the same though.

http://www.gratingcompany.co.uk/products.html

I used 50mm because I want them for bridging as well. Mine are grey in colour.

You need to cut flush with the corss pieces to avoid sharp edges - finish off with a sander.

The price of the grating means you may as well buy some ready made off ebay unless you have a cheap source - I managed to aquire some - fell off an oil rig!!!
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