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Old 26 August 2009, 17:17   #11
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I still have an 04 plate trooper from new which my local Isuzu stealers wanted to pay poor money for in a trade in so I've kept it , as its a grand towing machine .. It has a factory fitted hook and latch attached to one of the front chassis formers ,.. i'll try and get a photo of the fixing for you mate
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Old 27 August 2009, 04:34   #12
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I still have an 04 plate trooper from new which my local Isuzu stealers wanted to pay poor money for in a trade in so I've kept it , as its a grand towing machine .. It has a factory fitted hook and latch attached to one of the front chassis formers ,.. i'll try and get a photo of the fixing for you mate
That'll be really cool, thanks!
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Old 27 August 2009, 04:39   #13
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The bull bar isn't strong enough for a front towball, the bull bar is off of my Kia and I need some form of bracket to fit this to the front anyhow. I thought I could kill two birds with the same stone and make a bracket for both.

My bumper's plastic so mounting it though that isn't an option
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Old 27 August 2009, 05:18   #14
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I had one fitted at Watling Engineering http://www.watling-towbars.co.uk/

I tink you will find that legally, it needs to be removable, danger to pedestrians ad all that.

Have it offset to the near side so that you can see past the boat on the drivers side.

It i a grea aid to manoevering a large caravan into a small gap!
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Old 27 August 2009, 05:48   #15
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Just a couple of points about a front towbar, I have one on my Nissan Xtrail, best thing since sliced bread for manouvering boat in tight places. But here is the mistake I made originally fitted offcentre towbar so that I could see past boat, worked great in boat yard, wide slips etc. Failed misserably on narrow slips and trying to park in my drive. Drive past house 2.9 mtrs, boat 2.4mts + offset = no room to steer, boat touching fence car touching side of house. Solution re-think and centre hitch on front of car = happy camper can now put boat into gap only a couple of inches wider than boat.
It is also very easy to weave through traffic that would normally block the slip.
Downside is that when boat is on the trailer in busy areas I need someone walking alongside the nearside to make sure I do not run people over.

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Old 27 August 2009, 06:12   #16
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The one I have on the Navara has the ball and stub removable on a pin leaving just the crossbar tight under the bumper. I can fit it either centrally or offset.

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Land Rover with front tow bar

RIB is 11m. full 12 passenger cabin
Removable front tow bar from Scorpion Racing fitted centrally
Works fine for us
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Old 29 August 2009, 07:45   #18
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That'll be really cool, thanks!
Here ya go

Pic 1 & 2 show where they attach the hook onto the cars RHS chassis leg, Pic 3 shows two pre drilled bolt holes with captive nuts on the inside of the LHS chassis leg, so it look like this is the place to make the mount HTH

It would be a scooshy wee job to knock up a bracket for that, and as they guys have said, you could have it pre drilled so you could move the ball to 3 positions Left Middle or Right

Sorry about pic three quality, damn flash was either too bright or no good at all
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RIB is 11m. full 12 passenger cabin
Removable front tow bar from Scorpion Racing fitted centrally
Works fine for us
Ahh the Ballyhellish bridge in the back ground I used to get porridge pumped into me from a flask as a nipper, as we waited for the old car ferry to take us from one side to the other on our journeys North before the bridge was built .... what memories
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