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Old 09 June 2012, 15:12   #41
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As I suspected then. It's more to do with the tyres and the driver than the vehicle in reality

Yep, a decent off-road driver wouldn't have bought a Jeep
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Old 09 June 2012, 15:21   #42
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Gotta say - I made a technically difficult crossing of the Central Icelandic Highlands back in '04 with a Jeep Cherokee (1998 model) and my Defender 110. The Jeep was a very capable little vehicle and we recovered each other when necessary. In each situation, driver or Navigator* error had resulted in the embranglement - but it was the KERR that sorted it out


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Old 09 June 2012, 15:31   #43
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Who is going to admit that......they actually bought a Jeep Cherokee
Me... They are in the sand, mud and water every day (we get through a lot of waxoyl)..... General Grabber AT2s fitted they are brilliant tools and are genuinely good /capable off road....as good /easier to drive well off road than any of my LR's (Series, Def, Disco, RRC)..... I don't need any medals for my off road technique they make it look good...They tow 3.5 tonnes, have clever /not too techie 4wd systems, are cheap to keep going, are comfy on long runs and are a damn sight more reliable than any of my LR's..... oh and the carpets dry out eventually. Anyone can get caught out whatever they are driving (or not if they broken down ).... I'll stick with my Jeeps for now, so there....
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Old 09 June 2012, 15:35   #44
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Clever reg plate wot you have there
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Clever reg plate wot you have there
I'm a self confessed bird nerd........
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Old 09 June 2012, 18:34   #46
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I suppose when you've got three you can swap parts to make sure at least one always runs
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I suppose when you've got three you can swap parts to make sure at least one always runs
My mechanics who I have used for many years have all sorts of toys quad bikes, Honda fireblades, ribs, motor homes "big ones" Jap 4x4's nice pads for houses, and most or nearly all there work comes from LR customers They love em...
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Old 09 June 2012, 19:08   #48
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First impressions were - why would you do that ...?
There is a Sea Tractor right there on that beach with permanent 4wd, and huge tyres, deep wading potential, that serves the south sands ferry.
Bearing in mind thats what trundles up and down the beach I would have thought long and hard before driving onto wet sand to recover a SIB.
(maybe the Caravan it was towing is completely buried behind it ).

Second thoughts were - how would I get out of that fix if I found myself in it.
He looks too well buried to just let air out of the tyres? the front end looks dug in...maybe past access to the towing eye.
Anyone know how this was resolved or if he even got off the beach?
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He was pulled off by a defender and he's very happy now.
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He was pulled off by a defender and he's very happy now.
We only use Landrovers/Defenders, only one been stuck in 30 years, and the driver stepped off the roof into his own lifeboat (rib) lol.

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