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  • orangeboy
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    To follow on from some recent threads
    Been looking to change the other halfs defender but what to look at
    Don’t want to look like a chav and don’t want anything that keeps breaking

    Does need to tow around 3 ton though

    So far shogun of some sort ?
    Not a d3 as they seem no better than what I have unless you buy a nearly new one

    edlong
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    err, Defender seems like the best bet (apart from the reliability, allegedly)

    orangeboy
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    It’s that shocking reliability that I’m fed up with
    Its only does about 6000 miles a year and still breaks down lots
    It’s a td5

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    Does need to tow around 3 ton though

    Double cab pickup of some description

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Towing 3t for hop far?
    a nice car and one of these perhaps

    Ran for years with only filter changes. Also goes on red diesel 🙂

    orangeboy
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    I did suggest a Unimog but she was not willing

    igrf
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    VW Amarok, just about to sell mine if you’re interested..

    orangeboy
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    Pick ups and bikes seem like a pain in the ass but willing to listen

    hora
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    Forester. I drove from Manchester to Bristol and back the same day in mine and I felt fine. In some 4×4’s you’d feel knackered. .i.e Defender

    twoniner
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    I did suggest a Unimog but she was not willing

    This ^^ I’d love one 8)

    yunki
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    chavs don’t have 4x4s IME

    seba560
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    the. new Ford Ranger.

    igrf
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    orangeboy – Member
    Pick ups and bikes seem like a pain in the ass but willing to listen

    It comes complete with a tailgate pad, you can hang 4 or 5 MTB’s off the back, I’ll see if I can find a pic and edit it in.

    Forester + 1

    Solo
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    Yunki.

    Interesting Pic. I wonder if there’s a Chav cloning program in operation, somewhere.

    Nissan pathfinder?
    and for those saying forester i didn’t think it could tow 3 tonnes?

    b r
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    Is that towing 3-ton just on tarmac or also off-road?

    Not sure if just me, but a double-cab and big trailer is rather cumbersome – plus d-c’s are tight on people space.

    And how much do you want to spend?

    wombat
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    King-ocelot – Member
    Forester + 1

    Not sure a Forester can tow 3t

    yunki
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    I wonder if there’s a Chav cloning program in operation, somewhere.

    the guy in the red jacket is like the queen ant (queen chav) and lays on average 400 eggs per day..

    if you look closely, you can see from his expression that he’s just laying another one there.. the other chavs around him are worker chavs and will be feeding the eggs with spliffs and white lightening..

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    It comes complete with a tailgate pad, you can hang 4 or 5 MTB’s off the back, I’ll see if I can find a pic and edit it in.

    Easy removed too 🙂

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Forester.

    That’ll never tow 3 tonnes.

    Solo
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    worker chavs
    😆

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Forrster will tow 2400lb/1088Kg

    trail_rat
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    “plus d-c’s are tight on people space.”

    used one recently ?

    there pleasent places to be – the l200 i was in was just a shogun internally with leaf springs out back.

    pays for this by loosing load space mind you.

    for towing 3tonne your options are limited.

    We’ve got a XJ-series Jeep Cherokee Sport, which is pretty rugged and very comfortable. Good for 5000lbs towing, not sure that’s quite enough. It’s pretty reliable though, although I have changed the radiator, serpentine belt and water pump – small radiator leak, and I thought I’d do it all at once. Took me all of about 3 hours, and the trickiest bit was unscrewing all the various covers. Depends how mechanically minded you are, I suppose.

    hora
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    That’ll never tow 3 tonnes.

    Why do you want to tow 3 tonnes?

    trail_rat
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    because the OP said he wants to tow 3 tonnes … i imagine horses….

    i want at least 2.5 tonne towing on my next car for a car transporter

    igrf
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    mikewsmith – Member
    It comes complete with a tailgate pad, you can hang 4 or 5 MTB’s off the back, I’ll see if I can find a pic and edit it in.
    Easy removed too

    Yep does depend if you’re genuinely using it to transport the bikes to and from a trail area, I have left it here and there for an hour or so, but the boys up at Herts made me take the bikes off the back and take them inside whilst we went for an Indian, so it does depend on your locality I guess.

    Then you can run a lock cable through them and vans ain’t necessarily any safer it somebody is aware of what’s inside, they’re just more visible initally I guess which if anything hones your own sense of security, I guess having been a committed pick up user these past ten years or so you get into a routine to suit, funnily enough I’m thinking of returning to using a van for other reasons, but I do prefer a pick up for the sheer convenience of other stuff you can do with it.

    hora
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    because the OP said he wants to tow 3 tonnes … i imagine horses….

    Transit van then. Sorted.

    higgo
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    hora – Member
    Forester.

    It’s a good answer, hora, but not to this question.

    trail_rat
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    BWHAAHAAHAAHAHAHAHA transit van – fack off …

    terrible for towing across grassy fields wet tarmac.

    i remember watching a mate turn up to trial with his rangey on the back of his transit – couldnt even get up the slope into the event with the transit.

    rolled the rangey off the back and still couldnt get the transit up. towed his transit up the hill with the rangey in the end.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    igrf

    Having ended up with a Forrester here in Oz (missus made the choice before I got here) I did consider a Ute (pick up) as a second go anywhere bike vehicle. But after seeing limited dry load space and all that I was straight back to saving for the van. Bikes in & locked away with the tools etc. Dry on the inside and the insurance considers it all locked away inside. The roads here are fine in the end no real need for anything mental (don’t tell the locals)

    Cough cough I missed the 3 tonne bit if the OP. I withdraw my Forester suggestion & have learned a harsh lesson never to +1 Hora. *head hanging in shame*

    Markie
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    Is that you ploughing mikewsmith – I thought for a moment it was my uncle!? If so, whereabouts?

    fbk
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    We looked into this a lot as we wanted something that would be reliable, tow 2 horses & trailer safely and be reasonably economical. We ended up with a Kia Sorento and haven’t regretted the choice.

    trail_rat
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    ssangyong korrando SE on the leftfield ??

    depreciate like a stone i bet but as a used purchase couldnt be bad ?

    folks i know with them are happy with em and had no major faults. they are the old 2.8 Merc engines as oppose their own 2.0 TD they use now though.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Not me in the pic, our 2 had cabs (either soft up north or way worse weather) ploughed with them a few times when I could barley reach the pedals 🙂

    Farmers today don’t know they are born!
    (I am also not nearly that old!)

    orangeboy
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    Thank all some good things to look at there

    And yes big horse box and Somtimes a car trailer
    Just not sure about the security of bikes in a pickup

    Not used for playing offroad just the odd field and the like

    Keep being pointed at kia

    Markie
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    Cabs for ‘real’ ploughing but always either the 28 or the 135 for competitions!

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    our 135’s had cabs!! 1 had a working wiper and radio (MW/LW I was gutted when R1 went to FM)

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