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Old 19 February 2003, 03:18   #11
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OK Guys , Thanks for all the comments and tips.

Aging Youth , Thanks for your input , but it was never the straight forward towing that worried me ( I've pulled a caravan for about three years now ) . I'm only too aware of how a 2WD Mondeo Estate can get stuck in a muddy field , with the 'van on the back , or develop terminal wheel spin on on smooth dry concrete with a fine sprinkling of dry sand ! Add a slip with a 30 Degree angle and a bit of slime..........warning bells were beginning to ring.

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Old 19 February 2003, 03:34   #12
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hi bernie,( re saundersfoot) its a piece of p//s to launch there as ive said before, just me ,my boy , & the trusted audi a4 , now amroth at low tide is another thing , my mate almost glugged his motor there , the jcb had to pull him out , ( although he got his bum wet ) & it cost him £60.00 , money well spent , regards bryan

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Old 19 February 2003, 06:03   #13
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Yep my Audi A4 Estate (2WD) has wheel spin problems all the time. The answer is to get your mates to sit on the bonnet of the car. Works a treat!! providing theur fat arses do not dent the bonnet! However the car is of little importance, all that matters is the safe recovery of the RIB!

I have always found that basic cars seem better at pulling up slips that the higher performance cars. My little Escort 1.4 did a better job than the 2.5 v6 Audi! The torque was better placed and the wheels did not spin so much.

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