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Old 26 August 2015, 09:08   #21
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Used mine as directed, nearly detached itself a couple of times. The unit works itself loose in the socket after a few miles. I lost confidence in it & replaced it with a Tow Trust fixed bar. Spot on now.


.....sh1t happens.......
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Old 26 August 2015, 12:37   #22
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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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so if you leave it on all the time just get a fixed tow bar, if yours is suspect they fit one for you FOC as part of the recall

and I do tow my both my ribs along with other things, and I take the D4 off road, unlike some people I could mention .............
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Old 26 August 2015, 15:00   #23
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so if you leave it on all the time just get a fixed tow bar, if yours is suspect they fit one for you FOC as part of the recall



and I do tow my both my ribs along with other things, and I take the D4 off road, unlike some people I could mention .............

Don't hold back ... Spill name and shame them


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Old 31 August 2017, 14:00   #24
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Sent my '07 RR sport in for a service the other day and the main dealer insisted on replacing the detachable swan neck with a much more heavy duty fixed bar attached to the chassis with the support bars etc. It's also much uglier but they say "many" of the swan neck detachable ones have indeed broken off once towing more than a couple of hundred KG's - they're only designed for small singke axle car trailers apparently.

It's completely free and worth doing to be safer than sorrier..... even if your car is 10 years old like mine
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Mine went in today for the recall and they signed my towbar and car off as all ok! Gutted really as I wanted a fixed fitting.
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Old 31 August 2017, 15:35   #26
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Mine went in today for the recall and they signed my towbar and car off as all ok! Gutted really as I wanted a fixed fitting.


Steve, I have a fixed Disco towbar for sale if you're interested.
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Mine went in today for the recall and they signed my towbar and car off as all ok! Gutted really as I wanted a fixed fitting.
if you're only towing occasionally and you remove the swan neck when your not using it, there's no issue, but if you leave it in for long periods then the corrosion does cause a problem, so you'd be better with a fixed towbar
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I called into my land rover dealer with my 2016 discovery ,saying I had heard there was a recall for the towbar athough I had not had any correspondence ,I was informed that mine was not affected ,but when he rattled it there was a slight movement and I do tend to leave it in , he suggested to me to take it out clean it up and when fitting it I smack it upwards with a hide hammer , Quality solution from Landrover I thought ,reminded me when my late father took an Austin allegro in for a recall with a leaky boot seal ,guy put a template in the boot well and drilled a hole !! AND I THOUGHT WE MAY HAVE MOVED ON 40 years on
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I called into my land rover dealer with my 2016 discovery ,saying I had heard there was a recall for the towbar athough I had not had any correspondence ,I was informed that mine was not affected ,but when he rattled it there was a slight movement and I do tend to leave it in , he suggested to me to take it out clean it up and when fitting it I smack it upwards with a hide hammer , Quality solution from Landrover I thought ,reminded me when my late father took an Austin allegro in for a recall with a leaky boot seal ,guy put a template in the boot well and drilled a hole !! AND I THOUGHT WE MAY HAVE MOVED ON 40 years on
think I'd be getting on to customer service at Land Rover
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