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  1. TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 75 TO 79 SERIES Clearview Towing mirrors for sale. Chrome with electric kit $895.00 from Clearview factory. Brand new still in box, not required. Selling for $550.00 plus freight. Call Greg on 0428676374 to discuss.
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    Water issue

    Just wondering has anyone had an occasion when they found water getting into the front boot. i opened the boot a day after the biggest downpour ever only to find water in the boot, yet I cannot see where it got in.
  3. Yes Danny fully understand the size of the Air Safe Hitch is a negative in that regard Go to the Shocker Hitch I would advise as mentioned hook up a remote air system with gauge inside cab as I did and you can adjust as needed when required for different road conditions. Also as I mentioned make something to safeguard the airline at the bottom of the hitch. Cheers Safe Travels Greg aka Havago
  4. Hello Danny and Sue, We have used both hitches with our F250 and Van combination. The Shocker Hitch is a good hitch and was used with no issues, you need to have the ability to lower or raise the bag pressure whilst travelling to get the best out of the hitch action. I do know of some who have the Shocker Hitch have broken the airline off the bottom of the Hitch which in my opinion is a concern and needs a protection plate. The Air Safe Hitches are superior due to the fact of the shock absorbers making a major difference to the ride of the towing vehicle and supporting your van. The Air Safe is more expensive and quite bulky and protrudes out from the tow vehicle by 380mm from the receiver to the tow point. Having used both Hitches over many miles and different terrain even considering Price and the Protusion I will never go back to a Shocker Hitch Very happy with the effectiveness and overall operation of the Air Safe Hitch. Cheers and Safe Travels
  5. What you said above, So very true. Job completed. Thanks again Barry. Cheers Greg
  6. Hello Barry, Very much appreciated, I didn't see that little slot in the rear. Too busy trying to get the front cover of the bulb. I appreciate your response and will follow your advice to the letter. All good now thanks kindly. Regards Greg
  7. Hello Merv, Yes the one beside the beds we turned the front plastic black covers and it came off exposing the bulb which easily pulled out, two pin globe. The ones above the seating I cant get the front off, tried turning left and right slightly pushing in and to no avail. I appreciate your response. Greg
  8. Hello Merv, Yes the one beside the beds we turned the front plastic black covers and it came off exposing the bulb which easily pulled out, two pin globe. The ones above the seating I cant get the front off, tried turning left and right slightly pushing in and to no avail. I am obviously missing something, probably so simple once realised LOL I appreciate your response. Greg
  9. Sorry i did add picture but for some reason not showing. Will try again. The lights are above the seating area.
  10. Can anyone shed some light on how to remove these bulbs please. Thanks in advance for assistance.
  11. First question I should have asked has it always did it from day one? Does it continue to slip for a while or takes up straight away. With the exhaust and intake upgrade and the chip it would have increased the torque significantly Gary after assessing all the information you provided, viewing your revs and speed in fifth gear, tyre size etc I will have to agree with your mechanic, unfortunately on a steep incline you will have to use a lower range because your diff ratios are already quite low and would not acheive good results lowering further being fuel economy etc. The Nissan Navara has a similar problem with first gear ratios, First high is too high too lift off with a maximum load. Example Trying to lift off a boat ramp with a larger boat behind coming out of the water. This is where automatic transmissions excel, torque convertor takes all the slippage and on a short burst like lift off it does no harm. Check what gearbox you have I am sure you will find it is the R151F box which has a higher first gear ratio than the H150F gearbox. Sorry not the answer you were looking, I dont believe you have a mechanical problem. Keep safe ??
  12. The clutch you are using is a very good choice, ideal for towing. First question I should have asked has it always did it from day one? Does it continue to slip for a while or takes up straight away. With the exhaust and intake upgrade and the chip it would have increased the torque significantly therefore possibly enough to create the problem on lift off on a grade. Gary have you tried setting the chip back to standard ? I would try that first. Some toyota owners after upgrading and chipping have experienced clutch slippage in higher gears, have you noticed anything up higher ? Have you fitted a larger circumference 4x4 tyre to your tow vehicle, with a high first gear and and the extra torque a slight increase in final drive ratio can also create this issue. What revs are you doing at 100 kph, thinking about ratios and tyres etc.
  13. I dont understand the comment "bloody awful what people do with a ute because it says. 3500 kg towing" No matter what type of vehicle if it is plated at 3500 kg, the manufacturer is stating that vehicle as it sits is safe to tow 3500 kg. Am I missing something, happy to listen and learn. Safe travels
  14. Gary when you say clutch slips is this because you can smell it or motor revs up and vehicle speed does not increase. Do you know what brand your heavy duty clutch is, also compound your clutch is? Being upgraded exhaust and chipped does it slip in higher gears, or can you make it slip ?
  15. Main Roads Enforcements is only a minor annoyance compared to the next step. When Insurance companies realise they will reneg on a lot of claims due to illegal towing. I have tried for many years to assist, but unfortunately some dont want to know the facts. The worst of it all is Caravan Manufacturers are not held under any Chain of Responsibility. Safe travels to all.
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