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Old 03 November 2012, 17:49   #101
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Seeing as everyone is done with this thread now, I'll hijack it...

Of the 4x4 car and van type vehicles available new in the UK, which can legally tow 3500kg without modification?

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Old 03 November 2012, 18:38   #102
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Thanks. Was going to go witter or Thule.
What about towsure ?
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Old 03 November 2012, 20:50   #103
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Get the proper factory electrics, I have recenetly done it with a ML320, If you dont, your airmatic suspension wont know your towing, your rear parking sensor's wont automatically get switched off, trailer stability control wont work.
As for a towbar, a Westfalia detachable is what Mercedes fit and you can get them for a decent price off the net.
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Old 04 November 2012, 05:15   #104
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Deed done, I placed a deposit on a very nice 2007 gl 320 with a few nice extras and only 46k on the clock. Bought from an MB main dealer because they took my Viano at a great trade in price, we're keen to do a deal and I have the peace of mind of their warranty for twelve months. I thought a car this size would need the bigger engine but the 320 has more than enough grunt.

I have to say dealing with this particular guy at this particular dealership could not have been easier and the deal came in at only 200 above my wildest dream cost to change and 2000 less than where I thought I might have to be.

Now all I need are; detachable tow bar, roof box and snow socks to keep the French police happy when we go skiing!!

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Well done! I have always thought the GL's are priced a bit high compared to others so good job!
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Old 05 November 2012, 12:25   #105
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Razorbill. l Checked out the snorkel situation. As you correctly stated only available for 4.0 and 4.7 currently. Have contacted Safari to see if there are any plans to do one for the CRD.
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Old 05 November 2012, 14:08   #106
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Razorbill. l Checked out the snorkel situation. As you correctly stated only available for 4.0 and 4.7 currently. Have contacted Safari to see if there are any plans to do one for the CRD.
Thanks for that ..... whats the best price you could do for a 4.0? .......That said, if the wife finds out she will kill me, we've just bought a smallholding (well, exchange end of this week all being well....will relax after that) and need to buy loads of stuff....snorkel doesn't feature highly on the requirements list..... Have already been looking at that old man EMU kit you mentioned.....do you supply those too?
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So, the square jawed NISSAN PATROL 4.2 wins..........even the newer 3.0 litre GR is 100%........there's simply no contest IMHO
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Old 05 November 2012, 16:46   #108
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Thanks for that ..... whats the best price you could do for a 4.0? .......That said, if the wife finds out she will kill me, we've just bought a smallholding (well, exchange end of this week all being well....will relax after that) and need to buy loads of stuff....snorkel doesn't feature highly on the requirements list..... Have already been looking at that old man EMU kit you mentioned.....do you supply those too?
We supply the Old Man Emu (OME) kit as well (OME is part of ARB). several spring and shock absorber options to suit the weights and usage. Will send you some prices tomorrow.
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So, the square jawed NISSAN PATROL 4.2 wins..........even the newer 3.0 litre GR is 100%........there's simply no contest IMHO
Mechanically, the Nissan 4.2 Y60 was one of the toughest vehicles out there. The downside was no turbo, so it was strong but a big sluggish. The body was quite narrow for its wheel track. It had wide axles but a narrow body with enormous arches, meaning it wasn't as spacious as the Land Cruiser. Its biggest downside was the thinness and quality of the steel and lack of protective finish of the steel used to build the body, ensuring it suffered badly with rust. Most of them got scrapped due to rust whilst still driving perfectly.

The 80 series Land Cruiser is still king in my books.
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IMHO Rokraider's cool.
That's it.
Just like Trailerguy.
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Simple rock and roll.
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