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Old 03 August 2014, 17:18   #11
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I had read about this and really just put it to the back of my mind to be something to be aware of, then driving through Inverness last year I saw a caravan sitting in the middle of the road with a tow bar and ball still in the socket and dug in to the road way and a disco reversing back to it, ouch, glad to see it happens in 30 mph limit than driving along the motorway. So the next disco gets a full fit tow bar.
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Old 03 August 2014, 17:20   #12
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Sorry to resurrect but I've just received a recall on my Disco4 for the removable towball. They will check for wear and if necessary replace with a fixed one. Will let you know the outcome once I've been to the dealer.
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Sorry to resurrect but I've just received a recall on my Disco4 for the removable towball. They will check for wear and if necessary replace with a fixed one. Will let you know the outcome once I've been to the dealer.

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had mine done a few weeks ago, no issues, all sorted and the washed it while it was there
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I'll say it again, junk the removable and invest in the HD tow kit, it's a proper job. My F in Law has his HD set-up swapped by the dealer every trade up at no cost. It's on the 4th Disco and still looks sharp.
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...and still looks sharp.
Not that outlasting three Discos would put many years on it
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Not that outlasting three Discos would put many years on it
3x warranty period. The current barfed its p/steering fluid over the drive recently.
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the HD setup is fine if you only want it for towing, but if you want use the motor off road then the detachable tow jaw is the only way to go. as I understand it the detachable tow jaw only causes problems if it's left in continually, then it will corrode, and could eventually detach. so why buy a detachable tow jaw and leave it attached ��
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the HD setup is fine if you only want it for towing, but if you want use the motor off road then the detachable tow jaw is the only way to go. as I understand it the detachable tow jaw only causes problems if it's left in continually, then it will corrode, and could eventually detach. so why buy a detachable tow jaw and leave it attached ��

Because with all the towing we do its a pain in the arse on off on off ... You never have to tow your ribs you have a private tractor on call


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