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Old 25 June 2013, 13:09   #21
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Old 25 June 2013, 13:12   #22
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Our dive club trailer has a third wheel on the front that can flip down and acts as a front wheel rather than a jockey wheel. One of these to a good rope to the tow eye would do the job.

I do like the idea of a tow ball welded to the tow eye.
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The OP has got me thinking. I have always fancied a front mounted tow ball for maneuvering in tight spaces . I would never justify the expensive of specific Range Rover one at 500+ but I think I might give this DIY approach a try
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What model and year Range Rover?
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Our dive club trailer has a third wheel on the front that can flip down and acts as a front wheel rather than a jockey wheel. One of these to a good rope to the tow eye would do the job.

I do like the idea of a tow ball welded to the tow eye.
machine mart do a rigid tow pole that folds for storage, I've used one for years on rally stages, good kit, maybe that could also be adapted to do the job
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tow ball mounted to tow eye might work with 4 wheel trailer, but wth a 2 wheel trailer there will be a lot of weight on the screw thread designed to drag a car but not to carry any weight, could poss use jockey wheel or make up a third wheel for support, and think you would need a safety strap in case it fails( trailer/boat off down slip on it's own risky)
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Our dive club trailer has a third wheel on the front that can flip down and acts as a front wheel rather than a jockey wheel. One of these to a good rope to the tow eye would do the job.

I do like the idea of a tow ball welded to the tow eye.
+1 for that
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The OP has got me thinking. I have always fancied a front mounted tow ball for maneuvering in tight spaces . I would never justify the expensive of specific Range Rover one at 500+ but I think I might give this DIY approach a try
Have a look at Watling Engineers. I've used them quite a bit for front towbars and I think a Range Rover one would be about 150 +vat, supplied as a kit.
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Example, for one reason or another ended up taking Mercedes 240 miles to Cornwall where the SR4 is now ( on her trailer). Merc doesn't have a towbar. Neither does my 1972 Rover 2000 or missy's MGB. Disco does, Freelander does and funnily XJ6 does. But the cars with bars guzzle and sometimes don't fit the plan.
I may still have a complete rear bumper/integrated tow bar for a chrome bumper MGB GT if you are interested.

The whole bumper assembly is just held on with two large nuts. Not sure I would trust it for long journeys without an additional brace to prevent twisting, but launch/recovery ok. It would probably be original tow ball - not sure how easy to swap to modern size but probably a bit of WD40 and decent socket/spanner set.
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