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Subject Topic: Towing off a soggy pitch
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19/4/2012 at 4:30pm
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Use the tow rope or ask the site owner to help. It's his grass you will chew up.

Never had to do either yet.

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Steve




19/4/2012 at 8:21pm
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Now I use the mover but before I either used the tow rope or pinched a 4x4. I have the yellow grip mats which are about as much use as a chocolate fireguard really. Would love a 4X4 but can't afford one sadly.

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19/4/2012 at 8:48pm
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Quote: Originally posted by geoff+emmy on 19/4/2012

4x4

17 mpg 140 tyres 460 rfl Whats not to like?

and i have still to find that soggy pitch....




Err, no.
4x4
49 mpg
170 VED
104 tyres


19/4/2012 at 8:50pm
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Quote: Originally posted by romany on 19/4/2012First method sit wife on car bonnet once moving break hard and enjoy misses flying off bonnet into the mud
then watch as she takes you for everything in the divorce

its much easier to get the car off without the van then put the rope on to pull the van off, i have those yellow mats not tried them yet


19/4/2012 at 9:40pm
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Hi I use Snow Scains

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l2736&_nkw=snow+chains



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20/4/2012 at 12:31am
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Those mud paddles look like they are big enough to remove your bumper or wheelarch liner.

Not enough clearance between the tyres and arches etc for anything like that on my car.



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Post 1997 licence holder?

Max tow weight = Cars gross laden weight + Caravans gross laden weight.

These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.

Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.


20/4/2012 at 8:44am
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Quote: Originally posted by LlaniDavis on 19/4/2012
Quote: Originally posted by geoff+emmy on 19/4/2012

4x4

 17 mpg 140 tyres 460 rfl Whats not to like?

and i have still to find that soggy pitch....




Err, no.
4x4
49 mpg
170 VED
104 tyres

Ours 25-34mpg, 260 VED tyres 180 each, but just got 4 new for 500 fiited

But we love it.Its my wifes car-except when I get it it needs fuel or washing!

Have pulled several vans (and a motorhome) off soggy pitches with the various 4x4s we have owned!

Most 4x4 owners will assist if asked.

One (soggy) May in France we rescued 4 stuck vehicles with our Frontera! It was renamed "Thunderbird 2" after that!



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20/4/2012 at 8:08pm
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If you can reverse until you are facing across the hill rather than up it and then drive up at a more acute angle, the incline is less of an issue.

I Changed to a 4x4 a few years ago as I was sick of getting stuck in muddy pitches, but at under 20mpg, 80 a tyre and 215 road tax, I just changed to a Mondeo. I have seen a few Discoveries stuck in mud and a Mondeo just drive round them in the past!

If I do get stuck, I have the mover on the caravan to assist.


21/4/2012 at 7:27am
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this 4x4 argument will rage forever, Its really a lifestyle thing. I choose not to use one as I think they are more expensive to run and when I park next to one in the supermarket car park I think to myself thank heaven I don't have to drag that huge thing around town.

Others choose to accept the costs for a certain style of vehicle regardless of needing 4wd or not. Same as some people choose to drive a ferrari. They don't need the 180mph capability but like the style of vehicle.

Your money, your choices.

Don't get me started on the carbon output. All petrol/oil based vehicles are only on the planet for a breif moment in time.

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Steve





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