Patrol tow points

Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 04:22
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Patrol owners. My last vehicle was an 80 series that had 2 tow points on the front that let me fit a bridle to spread the load for snatch extractions. My new Patrol only appears to have one. Am I missing something or is that the state of play?

... and just to save some time no puns about it's a Patrol and only normally used for pulling Toyotas out of the $hit.... ... or only half as strong so it needs 2 points... I like them both.

Cheers,

Hilly
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 16:21

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 16:21
Hilly, it only has the one but you can use the car carrier tie down point with a D shackel for your second , i have checked this out when i did ndriver training & with Nissan,it's strong enough to use.Regards Bob
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Follow Up By: petprass - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 17:23

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 17:23
Interesting - my driver training was conducted at the Nissan 4wd club with registered trainers who have latest info from Nissan and we were told not to use the tie down points under any circumstances. From memory they are used to hold the vehicle firmly in their containers on the ships, but not strong enough for winching or snatching.
I hate it when you get different advice from seemingly same source.

Peter
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Follow Up By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 17:32

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 17:32
Petprass it is a pain but i have used it with no troublesRegards Bob
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Reply By: Member Bob - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 17:46

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 17:46
Hi mate me names Member Bob. The reason that Nissans dont have 2 points is that they are not rated by the factory to actually go off road and to be pulled out of anything like mud. The Nissan rep told me that the paint is not covered by waranty for exposure to natural substances. They are designed as as a vehicle for mums to pick up their kids from school and to do a bit of shopping. My 3 litre has had so many problems that I am actually too scared to take it beyond the corner house as I put my back out last year when I pushed it back to the driveway. My seat has actually been stained as I got scared when putting it in low range and had a little accident in my pants. The dealer told me to give it a touch up with the scotch guard but I couldnt open the door as the immobiliser got stuck and when I press the button now the neighbours garage door goes up and down. I think that I will trade it up to a TOYOTA as Spanky told me that they are better cars. I am inclined to believe him now. By for now. Member Bob
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Follow Up By: Wil - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 19:35

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 19:35
Hi Member Bob

What year's your Patrol? I am surprise as guys out here loves the Patrol. Was thinking of buying one myself.

Rgds
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Follow Up By: Luke - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 22:38

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 22:38
Ho Hum.... :rolleyes:

....another tosser at home spanking the monkey! OH WHAT A WANKER!!!
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 08:28

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 08:28
Well said Luke
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Reply By: macka - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 11:38

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 11:38
He can't help it Lukey. Toyota owners.... Like Holden owners. Nothing between the ears....look at all the modern 4wd's on the road. most of us caravanners are using patrols now.... Cheaper... Better...mechanically stronger and a lot more reliable.. More economical to tow with too...My last trip on the Gibb last year. 5 of us.. 2 with patrols, 2 toyo's, 1 F250. toyo's used a lot more juice and bounced all over the track. Pete's missus deserted the toyo and travelled with us. They've got a patrol now.....
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Follow Up By: Spanky - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 12:15

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 12:15
She only deserted because of the dutch ovens and dog fartz. I hear that your car only had girls in it and the conversation was shallow and meaningless. Just what the girls like.
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Follow Up By: macka - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 17:55

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 17:55
Hey spanky I won't ask about the name... the mind boggles... They're both good mate. same as Holdens and Ford. Otherwise they wouldn't be on the market....totally personal choice... PS.. Girls in cars are useful and who needs conversation...
.end of conversation.....

Regards....
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