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HonestTony
 


Member Since: 20 Apr 2017
Location: The Kingdom of Wessex
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Tonga GreenDiscovery 3

Whats all this spam about solid vs removeable Tow bars?

I have a removeable one - I have never seen a fixed one?

I have only ever seen the light duty quick release and a heavy duty bolt on.

Both are removeable! Infact I removed my removeable HD Tow bar today, and I am so Effin Excited - It is going to the local galvanisers tonight - and if they do a good job, the rear bumper is getting done next!



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cpeacock6
 


Member Since: 09 Oct 2016
Location: Scotland
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Tonga GreenDiscovery 3

Just bought a 55 plate d3 hse, has the detachable tow bar still in. Looks like it hasn't been taken out for a very long time. From my understanding, the previous owner was big into horses so I'll assume it's done a brave bit of towing.


What is the suggestion on the recall?
  
Post #182518910th Jun 2017 9:56 pm
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JMack
 


Member Since: 02 Aug 2014
Location: Edinburgh
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Scotland 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Commercial Manual Java BlackDiscovery 3

I just took mine to my local dealer*and asked if the recall check had been done on it.
They had a quick check on the computer, said no and took it into the workshop whilst I had a free coffee or two in the waiting 'lounge'.
Mechanic came through for me and took me to the workshop to show me how to fit and remove it. I asked him about a couple of other things (squeaky bushes). Was asked if I wanted it washed (no), before going back to the lounge while they worked out a price for the bushes and brought the car round to the front.

A pleasant enough way to spend 30mins or so.


*Pentland, Edinburgh.
  
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cpeacock6
 


Member Since: 09 Oct 2016
Location: Scotland
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Tonga GreenDiscovery 3

I'll give the Stirling branch a bell during the week. I dread to see what they come up with for my 11 year old 😂
  
Post #182610013th Jun 2017 10:15 am
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swansty
 


Member Since: 21 Sep 2008
Location: Northern Ireland
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Northern Ireland 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 XS Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

HonestTony wrote:
Whats all this spam about solid vs removeable Tow bars?

I have a removeable one - I have never seen a fixed one?

I have only ever seen the light duty quick release and a heavy duty bolt on.

Both are removeable! Infact I removed my removeable HD Tow bar today, and I am so Effin Excited - It is going to the local galvanisers tonight - and if they do a good job, the rear bumper is getting done next!



I wouldn't call it spam. Removable is the one which only attaches to the receiver on the rear cross member - called removable because it can be easily removed using the key in the lock. The solid or fixed bar attaches in the same way but also has 2 steadies which bolt to the chassis rails. While technically "removable", its not exactly a 2 minute job and requires spanners. Hope that clarifies for you...
  
Post #182611213th Jun 2017 10:49 am
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Beretta
 


Member Since: 11 Oct 2012
Location: Rochdale
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United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 4

My 2010 D4 has just been dropped off for the tow bar recall - I really hope they fit a fixed one, but they said one of three things will happen, and they cant say until the car is checked tomorrow.

Option 1 - Nothing. They will find everything to be OK
Option 2 - Fit a multi height fixed tow bar
Option 3 - Fit a multi height fixed tow bar and new chassis cross member
  
Post #185249830th Aug 2017 3:47 pm
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B16 KJR
 


Member Since: 10 Jul 2006
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Scotland 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Landmark LE Auto Yulong WhiteDiscovery 4

If you inform the Dealership that you plan to tow very heavy trailers/caravans on a regular basis, they will fit a fixed towbar for you. Thumbs Up
  
Post #185250130th Aug 2017 4:02 pm
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Beretta
 


Member Since: 11 Oct 2012
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United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 4

Got my Disco back today, freshly washed but still with the detachable tow bar. Apparently mine is all ok.

When I asked for a letter to say they would accept liability should it fall off I was told to speak to JLR - so just about to send a quick PM.
  
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