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Old 01 September 2004, 14:00   #1
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tow vehicle

List, I'm after a vehicle to tow a 7m RIB. I was thinking about one of the following: 110 Defender, Discovery or a LWB Shogun/Pajero. I'm going to need it to behave when on a motorway and recover the boat from a sandy beach/ steep slipway.

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Old 01 September 2004, 14:05   #2
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Yeah! I gotta suggestion! Don't start this feckin' debate again...
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List, I'm after a vehicle to tow a 7m RIB. I was thinking about one of the following: 110 Defender, Discovery or a LWB Shogun/Pajero. I'm going to need it to behave when on a motorway and recover the boat from a sandy beach/ steep slipway.

Any recommendations/comments?

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Hi Mike

Take a look at this thread, hopefully this might help you, then that way you might just survive the on slaught you're gonna receive.

Cheers

Richard

http://www.rib.net/forum/showthread....ht=tow+vehicle
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OK, so my first response may not have been a great deal of help.....

Buy the vehicle you feel comfortable with. They'll all "do the job"... don't bother asking other people's opinions.. everyone's got a different one. Just choose the vehicle that suits you. I use a 110 and find it just great, but I sometimes use a Ford explorer and thats good too. I used to own a Land Cruiser which towed just fine... you see?
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I have a Landy 110 and a Defender and I used to have a Trooper LWB 2.8 TDI. The trooper cost me 2.5k had a 100,000 miles on it and the engine was/is a gift from the Vreus (Greek god of engines) I tugged a Ribtec Camel around Ireland and Britain (2800 miles in 10 days). The Trooper never missed a beat and didn't really recognise the Camel was on the towhook. Old Patrol's are rather excellent also

Unfortunately the Trooper did not enjoy being immersed in water and badly failed it's MOT. I one day will put the Engine into the Landy

Having said all that both the Landy and Disco tow fine. So I kinda agree with Jono but would reccomend a Trooper
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I... Old Patrol's are rather excellent also..
Yup! Ask someone who tows boats for a living.. Dave? DAVE? ...
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110'S ARE RUBBISH!!! BUY A 90 90- -110
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How about a Nissan Navara. I got to drive works new one today back from Plymouth. 2.3TDI and it actually seems faster and Torqueier than mine . Plus you can put all the salty dive kit in the back without getting the inside of the car wet.

P.S. Where's my life jacket?
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I canīt resist, why not have yankie noisy ones
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Yes, Richard this is little brother of my Ram, this is Ram 1500 powered by either V6 or V8 petrol engine, mine is Ram 3500 twin axle powered by the latest version of Cummins 5.9 diesel which is also in my Hummer but that one is the older version not with electronic injection but both are Turbo.

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My 101 has 60 metre Norweigen Forestry winch on it, so it's well handy for dry recovery!

Built to tow a 105mm gun, you wouldnt notice anything behind it, plus you can jump from in the back of it, to the front of the boat without touching the water.

A beast but 12mpg!!!!!
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I bought "The Eden Project" ( a Pajero that's never been cleaned, inside or out) as a tow and launch/recovery vehicle and it has done exactly what it says on the tin.

We have had 7 people in it up & down the M3 and the 2.8 TD has proved enough grunt for our launch and recovery requirements. Never used it on sand though, but I was very grateful for the full 4WD capabilities when caught on the mud with an advancing tide in front of an expectant but ultimately disappointed crowd of pub onlookers.

Salt water corrosion has required new exhaust, drums & discs etc but the costs can be limited by using specialist importers for parts.

Not pretty but Paddy rumbles on.....
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