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cas1876
 


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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3
MY Detachable Towbar STOLEN

Just went to move my Disco 3 and noticed the detachable towbar was gone..it was definetly there last night before going to bed. Looks like someone stole it during the night Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad . Not sure how easy they are to remove or how quick it can be done.

My Disco has been parked on my drive day in day out for the last 5 years with the towbar added on some 4 years ago after purchasing it from a nice person on this site. I know its my fault for leaving it on the car permantently but I use it a lot to tow my motorbikes.

Really Pi***d off as they are expensive to buy. So on that note if anybody has one for sale I am in need of one. Big Cry

Any one who can help much appreciated.

Just to be on the safe side and protect my ladder I now park the car with the rear against the house.

Bloody Thiefs.
  
Post #186007521st Sep 2017 6:27 pm
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DSL
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United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

They are very easy to steal. Do you still have your spare?

Might be better to replace it with a fixed towball, a lot harder for the tea-leaf scum to nick. Besides, if you put another removable one on it'll be noticed by whoever nicked the original one.
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad 


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Post #186007621st Sep 2017 6:29 pm
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cas1876
 


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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

I do, should I secure that in some way, any advice welcome.
  
Post #186007721st Sep 2017 6:31 pm
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DSL
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United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

Uncle Ray plate for the spare, will find you a link. Thumbs Up

Here ya go:


Lots of reading http://www.disco4.com/forum/topic31159.html?highlight= prob just skip to the end. Or just PM Ray via here: http://www.disco4.com/forum/member-rld.html
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad 


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Post #186007821st Sep 2017 6:32 pm
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Hardware17
 


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England 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 XS Auto Sumatra BlackDiscovery 4

'bout time everyone started getting the removable ones engraved?
 Dean.
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2011 D4 Landmark - Stolen from same dealer before I paid for it
2011 D4 GS - Stolen whilst at dealer Sad ... All LED interiors lights, DRLs, Spare Wheel protector.
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Post #186008321st Sep 2017 6:34 pm
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cas1876
 


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Cheers, let me know about the plate.

just out of interest, did they not make a plate over the detachable towbar that was welded or bolted in place to make it harder to steal..... bit late now Rolling with laughter

how would i install a fixed towbar?
  
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kajtzu
 


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Finland 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Cairns BlueDiscovery 3

Good luck at removing mine, the lock mechanism on the removable part is quite solidified. I’ve given it a nice treatment of CRC MoS2 a few times and yet it taunts me with “thou shalt not pass”. The previous owner must have put it on once and then forgotten all about it. Big Cry
  
Post #186008621st Sep 2017 6:37 pm
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DSL
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United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

See above for Ray's links. ISTR there are some devices that lock in the removable bar in place but that's all I know as I have a fixed one. Re fitting a fixed one, a few options but re fitting, waaaaaaay above my techie paygrade. Whistle
 

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I've got one £130 or 160 with the securing plate Thumbs Up
 

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cas1876
 


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Geoff, happy to take that off you as i am now only going to use it as and when i need it, but will take it with the securing plate, just in case i need to keep it on.
  
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will sort it out tomorrow and pm you Thumbs Up
 

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cas1876
 


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@kajtzu:

mine was on the car for 4 years never been removed, the key hardly worked and was rusted and they still managed to nick it.

if you're having trouble taking yours off, ask a thief Laughing
  
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The gamekeeper
 


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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 GS Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

wish i knew how to get mine off its solid and ive no key. there has to be a way but i cant do it. bloody thing
  
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cas1876
 


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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

Gamekeeper

If I find the guys that stole mine I'll ask them how they did it Rolling with laughter
  
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The gamekeeper
 


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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 GS Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

haha. theres some horrible gets about mate
  
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