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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:25 pm    Post subject: Got any rope? Reply with quote
Visited a chum on his market stall this morning, outdoors and of course jolly wet.
And a fellow trader asked if I had any rope in the Landie, to bolster his stand in the weather.

I do, said I and lent him it, whereupon all and sundry gave nods of approval about Land Rovers!

Very Happy
Good that the image of dependable remains
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The notion that landies are unreliable is debunked once more! Very Happy Well done countydreamer!

Although it’s usually bale twine, wire or cable ties that are carried! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Both my Landies have decent tow ropes stowed aboard. A few years ago one of them was the support vehicle for a team doing a charity walk organised by Oxfam and the Gurkhas - someone needed a jump start for their vehicle and I was dead chuffed that the Army came straight to the Series Land Rover owner to borrow his jump leads!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
A few years ago, one of my friends put his car in a ditch taking a shortcut home in icy weather down a country lane. I had a tow rope too, which was put to good use saving his mondeo. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
knappster wrote:
Although it’s usually bale twine, wire or cable ties that are carried! Smile


You forgot duck tape on that list for all the things that move but shouldn't, and I also carry WD40 for all the things that don't move but should! Smile (and Land Rover Special Tool No. 1 of course)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Got it all! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I bought my tow rope many years ago from David Bowyer. It's stored inside the Land Rover in the well of the spare wheel. The wheel is turned round so the well is against the bulkhead and provides useful storage space. The rope has a 12 ton breaking strain. The shackles are rated at 3 ton. It's never been used in anger but it's there.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The most unusual thing I've towed with mine is a large granite boulder which now forms part of our outer defences (disguised as a front garden wall! Smile )
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I did use my rope to move a round bale of hay once. The bale was too heavy to roll by me alone.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I’ve got a 12 tonne tow strop. My rope was chewed by mice in my garage last year. Evil or Very Mad But they will chew it no more! Wink Smile
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