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Old 01 February 2012, 13:26   #11
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Anyone tow with a VW Transporter van ?
If so any issues with grip on slipways ( 6m rib) ?
Talking about the 2 wheel drive ones ...

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I've had 2 in the past brilliant van if you get the top engine I had an auto as well Useless on anything slippy though hence the defender now.
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Old 01 February 2012, 15:24   #12
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I agree on the Defender. I use a 110 and its brilliant for everything although a tad slow on the big inclines when rib is fully fueled ... but will carry 7 adults and a load of offshore gear as well which is cool ...

If you're not a Defender fan ( ... shame ) my father in law is a livestock farmer and he swears by 98,99, 2000 model Mitsibushi Shogun short wheel base (the flared arch model) - I think this has a 2.8ltr engine but he says has real grunt or the Nissan Patrol SWB again I think a late 90's model which may be a 4 ltr !! You an pick these up for about 3k on eBay and they can easy do 200k which is a bargain...
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If you are on a tight budget I would avoid "cheap" defenders as they are likely to be sheds. IMO you get a lot more for your money with a discovery. An up and together TDi 200 or 300 will cost about 2-3k or 5-6k for a reasonable TD5.

Whatever you go for, if its a Landrover then you have to have the stomach for the occasional garage bill !
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Old 02 February 2012, 06:08   #14
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If value is what you're after, forget LR altogether. Defender 90s are mad money, non-rotten Discos likewise.

A half tidy Daihatsu Fourtrack is a darn good tug, Nissan Terrano/Ford Maverick are cheap. Pajeros can come for sensible money.
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Old 02 February 2012, 07:24   #15
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If value is what you're after, forget LR altogether. Defender 90s are mad money, non-rotten Discos likewise.

A half tidy Daihatsu Fourtrack is a darn good tug, Nissan Terrano/Ford Maverick are cheap. Pajeros can come for sensible money.
A lot of guys down this way use the Dai Hatsu 4-track. Cheap & reliable workhorse, if a little prone to rust.
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A lot of guys down this way use the Dai Hatsu 4-track. Cheap & reliable workhorse, if a little prone to rust.
And..... 3500000g max tow weight.
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I use a Pajero myself 2.5td auto, you don't have to rely on the slip with a 4x4, sometimes it can frustrating waiting for others taking ages on the slip, because they hav'nt practiced reversing prior to their new hobby,
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May not be relevant across the pond, but for it's size, my Jeep Grand Cherokee tows the most (7200 lbs) and still fits in the garage at home/work. Beats the Toyota's and Nissan's of the same size.
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May not be relevant across the pond, but for it's size, my Jeep Grand Cherokee tows the most (7200 lbs) and still fits in the garage at home/work. Beats the Toyota's and Nissan's of the same size.
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