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Old 27 August 2007, 18:31   #1
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The towbar on the Shogun is a proper bolt on jobbie, I even went for a heavy duty one that wouldn't look out of place spanning a river.

Its also there to protect my rear end from those that don't realise how good the brakes are

To be honest, apart from when a slip is so bad you can't even stand up on it, I haven't found an occasion where low range and both diff locks haven't got the car, boat and trailer up the slip or even over the beach.

The old 2.8TD I had didn't have the grunt of the 3.2TD, but having a seperate Chassis it did have a recovery eye welded direct to the chassis in a apature in the middle of the rear bumper. I do miss that sometimes. Mind you, my 3.2TD is probably one of the very few that ever selects its diff locks and ends up axle deep in mud, gravel etc. And all on Bridgestone Duelers.

I'm replacing it with a 4.2TD Amazon early next year, then we'll see what a tow car really is

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Old 28 August 2007, 09:00   #2
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The answer is superb. Best of all it has a camera at the back and you can see yourself reversing the ball on to the hitch.
My 1987 Defender has one - cost me all of 30 to set it up - including the monitor!!!
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Old 29 August 2007, 08:29   #3
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My 1987 Defender has one - cost me all of 30 to set it up - including the monitor!!!
Yeah, but it's still a 20 year old bone shaker!
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Tell us more... Where from etc??
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Old 29 August 2007, 08:55   #5
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Yeah, but it's still a 20 year old bone shaker!
Coil springs all round - actually a far better ride than something like a Warrior that still uses leaf!!!

Off road the Defender has a better ride than anything else I have driven - fancy new stuff with air springs are very harsh offroad - to get the ground clearance the springs are pumped up hard - which make for a very rough ride when off roading.
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Ebay - little wireless camera used on R/C planes etc. Cost me 20 - and a small portable black and white TV from a petrol station offer - 7.99.

Doesn't look too pretty but in keeping with a Defender. Excellent picture quality - camera has a range of about 200' - used it inititally on a R/c tank - great fun!!!
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Ebay - little wireless camera used on R/C planes etc. Cost me 20 - and a small portable black and white TV from a petrol station offer - 7.99.
I have a similar system wireless cctv camera powered by a 9v battery just stuck to back spoiler of shogun with industrial velcro (easy to remove camera when not in use) just linked to rear lcd monitor in car mounted on headrest which is just swung around so I can glance at it when I am reversing. two fold benefit - endless thomas the tank for the kids on journeys and no more dents to bumper for me when edging up to trailer when solo..... though my trailer currently does not have a hitch... see my other post... http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=21073
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Ebay - little wireless camera used on R/C planes etc. Cost me 20 - and a small portable black and white TV from a petrol station offer - 7.99.

Doesn't look too pretty but in keeping with a Defender. Excellent picture quality - camera has a range of about 200' - used it inititally on a R/c tank - great fun!!!
R/C tanks!!! Guess I will have to send you some pics. of my 1/6th scale
Tiger towing an 88 antitank gun. Both fire paintball. guess we have more in common than just sheep.
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R/C tanks!!! Guess I will have to send you some pics. of my 1/6th scale
Tiger towing an 88 antitank gun. Both fire paintball. guess we have more in common than just sheep.
Living in the States I am surpised you haven't converted it to .22" - be a great way of dealing with burglars!!!
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mirrors thats all you need

I have the Imfamous Mitsi Deli and that has the best reversing system i have yet come accross a bloody great mirror on the back, it still amazes me with the ease of hitching up and quick glance whilst driving you can see all the hitch and jockey wheel

on the slip way lark i reversed down the slip at low water to recover in 2wd mode (rear drive) its an automatic so left in park with the hand break on and then the wife drove the rib on to the trailer, attached the winch to finish off, asked the missus to cut the engine, and the whole rig started to slide down the slip !!!

only when i dived into the car and stuck her in 4wd did it stop, thought the whole lot was going over the edge as only about 2ft to the Harbour channel then about 6ft drop straight down

consequently i always launch and recover in 4wd from now on !


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