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SHARKYSHARKS
 


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Well I’ve done it !

Well after a couple of test drives and deliberating over how to tow my Sankey !

I’ve ordered a D5 HSE Lux in Carpathian grey with a couple of options, park heat. Tracker, privacy glass !

Was worried about the Sankey towing situation but after having a look at the US site it looks like you. Can fit a towbar with the 2 “ NAS hitch which hopefully I can adapt my current NATO hitch to suit.

So didn’t order the towbar but I’ll wait until I get it and work it out from there.

Supposed to be a Dec delivery but will find out for sure in the next week or so.
 MY18 D5 HSE LUX😎
44 Tonne 12 Litre 6x2 Scania T cab (Current)
Freelander 1 (Wrote off 😫)
Ex D1
Ex D2 GS
Ex V8 D2 GS
Ex D3 S
Ex D4 GS
Club skip ya lockers !!!
Club BAS remote heater !!
Club Duratrac
Club Phillips DRL
Club Prospeed Rack Mk 1
Club Prospeed Rack Mk 2
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Club RLD spare wheel protector
 
 
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Dave .. I Looked into the towbar ( well it's like a complete bumper ).. for the D5

Half price at Yovil LR .. Very Happy .. shipping might be an issue though as it's pretty heavy Shocked
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Post #186873215th Oct 2017 6:39 pm
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Re: Well I’ve done it !

SHARKYSHARKS wrote:
Well after a couple of test drives and deliberating over how to tow my Sankey !

I’ve ordered a D5 HSE Lux in Carpathian grey with a couple of options, park heat. Tracker, privacy glass !

Was worried about the Sankey towing situation but after having a look at the US site it looks like you. Can fit a towbar with the 2 “ NAS hitch which hopefully I can adapt my current NATO hitch to suit.

So didn’t order the towbar but I’ll wait until I get it and work it out from there.

Supposed to be a Dec delivery but will find out for sure in the next week or so.


The tow bar is a new rear cross member, it depends on what tow bar you go for as to what cross bar you get/fit. The old one just unbolts and you bolt the new in place.



Not a great photo but the black bit is the new rear cross bar and the lighter colour is the chassis rails
 MY17 D5 1st Edition Namib Orange
MY15 D4 HSE Kaikoura Stone
MY12 D4 HSE Nara Bronze Sold and gone
MY11 D4 HSE Stornaway Grey Sold and gone
D3 S spec Silver Sold and gone
Tow bar, full length roof bars, side steps, tow bar storage unit, surround camers.
D4 camera club 
 
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wiggs wrote:
Dave .. I Looked into the towbar ( well it's like a complete bumper ).. for the D5

Half price at Yovil LR .. Very Happy .. shipping might be an issue though as it's pretty heavy Shocked


I'll be going to see Adrian ist weekend of Dec so can bring it up. Should be easy to get from Yeovil to me Thumbs Up
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SHARKYSHARKS
 


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Supposed to be 11 Dec delivery ( Thanks for the offer Iggy)
Been on LR WEBSITE and there are 2 types a US one and a Australian one just need to work out the differences and heights once fitted to see if Uncle Rays adaptor will fit !!
 MY18 D5 HSE LUX😎
44 Tonne 12 Litre 6x2 Scania T cab (Current)
Freelander 1 (Wrote off 😫)
Ex D1
Ex D2 GS
Ex V8 D2 GS
Ex D3 S
Ex D4 GS
Club skip ya lockers !!!
Club BAS remote heater !!
Club Duratrac
Club Phillips DRL
Club Prospeed Rack Mk 1
Club Prospeed Rack Mk 2
Club Sankey
Club RLD spare wheel protector
 
 
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SHARKYSHARKS
 


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Re: Well I’ve done it !

Russell wrote:
SHARKYSHARKS wrote:
Well after a couple of test drives and deliberating over how to tow my Sankey !

I’ve ordered a D5 HSE Lux in Carpathian grey with a couple of options, park heat. Tracker, privacy glass !

Was worried about the Sankey towing situation but after having a look at the US site it looks like you. Can fit a towbar with the 2 “ NAS hitch which hopefully I can adapt my current NATO hitch to suit.

So didn’t order the towbar but I’ll wait until I get it and work it out from there.

Supposed to be a Dec delivery but will find out for sure in the next week or so.


The tow bar is a new rear cross member, it depends on what tow bar you go for as to what cross bar you get/fit. The old one just unbolts and you bolt the new in place.



Not a great photo but the black bit is the new rear cross bar and the lighter colour is the chassis rails






Russell are the tow electrics plug similar to that on the D4 ? (Ie plug in then get em enabled )

The info I can find gives two types one that needs another loom in the boot and another that connects to a plug behind the bumper !
Just need to know whether the plug is there at build or you need to buy that as well ?
 MY18 D5 HSE LUX😎
44 Tonne 12 Litre 6x2 Scania T cab (Current)
Freelander 1 (Wrote off 😫)
Ex D1
Ex D2 GS
Ex V8 D2 GS
Ex D3 S
Ex D4 GS
Club skip ya lockers !!!
Club BAS remote heater !!
Club Duratrac
Club Phillips DRL
Club Prospeed Rack Mk 1
Club Prospeed Rack Mk 2
Club Sankey
Club RLD spare wheel protector
 
 
Post #186878015th Oct 2017 8:19 pm
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Just found my old post .. I was looking at the multi height one

https://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/topic157417-30.html
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SHARKYSHARKS
 


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Thanks Adrian but I was thinking of the NAS HITCH like these




Then hopefully Uncle Rays adaptor will slot in and the a bracket to join it to the dedicated tow loop like on the D4 !
 MY18 D5 HSE LUX😎
44 Tonne 12 Litre 6x2 Scania T cab (Current)
Freelander 1 (Wrote off 😫)
Ex D1
Ex D2 GS
Ex V8 D2 GS
Ex D3 S
Ex D4 GS
Club skip ya lockers !!!
Club BAS remote heater !!
Club Duratrac
Club Phillips DRL
Club Prospeed Rack Mk 1
Club Prospeed Rack Mk 2
Club Sankey
Club RLD spare wheel protector
 
 
Post #186879215th Oct 2017 8:32 pm
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Hi,
we have just bought a RRS2 and had the multi height tow bar fitted by the dealer
looking at the L/R options available it should have been like this

Click image to enlarge


but when we collected the car the dealer said L/R had changed the type of bar and it was no longer available and had fitted one the looks very similar to the one Wiggs had shown (Westfalia Question )
It is not going to be an issue for us and it meant I could fit the original rear cover as the one with the bar is Very open Shocked

I would get confirmation by picture as well as part number which ever one you go for Thumbs Up

ps. good colour choice Cool
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Russell
 


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Re: Well I’ve done it !

SHARKYSHARKS wrote:
Russell wrote:
SHARKYSHARKS wrote:
Well after a couple of test drives and deliberating over how to tow my Sankey !

I’ve ordered a D5 HSE Lux in Carpathian grey with a couple of options, park heat. Tracker, privacy glass !

Was worried about the Sankey towing situation but after having a look at the US site it looks like you. Can fit a towbar with the 2 “ NAS hitch which hopefully I can adapt my current NATO hitch to suit.

So didn’t order the towbar but I’ll wait until I get it and work it out from there.

Supposed to be a Dec delivery but will find out for sure in the next week or so.


The tow bar is a new rear cross member, it depends on what tow bar you go for as to what cross bar you get/fit. The old one just unbolts and you bolt the new in place.



Not a great photo but the black bit is the new rear cross bar and the lighter colour is the chassis rails






Russell are the tow electrics plug similar to that on the D4 ? (Ie plug in then get em enabled )

The info I can find gives two types one that needs another loom in the boot and another that connects to a plug behind the bumper !
Just need to know whether the plug is there at build or you need to buy that as well ?


Mine was fitted by dealer. But from what I found originally the one with the wiring in the boot is the electrically deployable one. The standard ones are similar to D4's from what I found out.
 MY17 D5 1st Edition Namib Orange
MY15 D4 HSE Kaikoura Stone
MY12 D4 HSE Nara Bronze Sold and gone
MY11 D4 HSE Stornaway Grey Sold and gone
D3 S spec Silver Sold and gone
Tow bar, full length roof bars, side steps, tow bar storage unit, surround camers.
D4 camera club 
 
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SHARKYSHARKS
 


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Thanks Russell 👍
 MY18 D5 HSE LUX😎
44 Tonne 12 Litre 6x2 Scania T cab (Current)
Freelander 1 (Wrote off 😫)
Ex D1
Ex D2 GS
Ex V8 D2 GS
Ex D3 S
Ex D4 GS
Club skip ya lockers !!!
Club BAS remote heater !!
Club Duratrac
Club Phillips DRL
Club Prospeed Rack Mk 1
Club Prospeed Rack Mk 2
Club Sankey
Club RLD spare wheel protector
 
 
Post #186880815th Oct 2017 8:56 pm
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riverblanche wrote:
Hi,
we have just bought a RRS2 and had the multi height tow bar fitted by the dealer
looking at the L/R options available it should have been like this

Click image to enlarge


but when we collected the car the dealer said L/R had changed the type of bar and it was no longer available and had fitted one the looks very similar to the one Wiggs had shown (Westfalia Question )
It is not going to be an issue for us and it meant I could fit the original rear cover as the one with the bar is Very open Shocked

I would get confirmation by picture as well as part number which ever one you go for Thumbs Up

ps. good colour choice Cool


Isnt that the NAS spec towbar in the pic though?
  
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Nice! Can't believe how quickly they can churn them out.

I thought the NAS type (2" receiver) bars weren't type approved in the UK?
  
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