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    Default Re: New Defender : Can it be used for Overlanding?

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    This I like and trust! keep it up!
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    Default Re: New Defender : Can it be used for Overlanding?

    Bruce I had a look at your video over the weekend. I have followed the journey of the New Defender. I cannot see why it cannot be used as an overlander. In the end it will be all about the mods and upgrades to make it suitable.

    Think your built thread will be worth following. Going to keep an eye on this one.
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    thank you grips.
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    so today I picked up the trailer that will be used for trips where we stay in one place longer than say 3 nights and where the family is with us.

    Interestingly, have a look at the tyre profile versus the landys 20 inch tyre profile. Not much difference and the trailer is totally empty. I will measure them when I get home.
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    Congrats on the nice Comfortable Conqueror! I got the exact one today, replaced my previous one which served our family well for 6 years. Best overlanding trailer out there. Big improvement on stability due to the longer drawbar. I did notice that the left side is 50mm higher than the right, will take it up on Monday.Click image for larger version. 

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    Thank you and congrats to you too
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    Hell Bruce. Canít believe I am only seeing this now!!

    All I can say is youíll look much more comfortable in the ND

    The ND is on my buy list
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    Haha thatís true. It is a little more comfortable
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    Beautiful car Bruce.

    I can recommend the Ikamper. Simply awesome and the easiest rtt to open and close I have seen

    Love mine

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    Thank you.

    ive started with skid plate, rear recovery hooks and ladder oh and the dual battery system.

    I can tell you the LR accessories are too quality. So impressed although they are expensive.
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    Dual battery system
    Tino and Eddie from G4 Outdoor Accessories did an outstanding installation as usual. This is now the 6th or 7th Landy Iíve had done by G4 and always been more than satisfied. So if you need trailer or vehicle electrics done, call them.
    (I paid full price for all my installations, no sponsorship so an honest review and credit where credit is due)
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    Hi Bruce

    How have you handled the wiring for your trailer electrics. Is it separately run from Engine bay or are you picky backing off secondary battery input line?
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    Hi Mike.

    the batteries in the trailer are looked after through a bradharison plug on the rear bumper from the NL dual battery system.

    here is a picture. The red plug is for solar and the grey is for the trailer
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    Dual battery system
    Tino and Eddie from G4 Outdoor Accessories did an outstanding installation as usual. This is now the 6th or 7th Landy Iíve had done by G4 and always been more than satisfied. So if you need trailer or vehicle electrics done, call them.
    (I paid full price for all my installations, no sponsorship so an honest review and credit where credit is due)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    so today I picked up the trailer that will be used for trips where we stay in one place longer than say 3 nights and where the family is with us.

    Interestingly, have a look at the tyre profile versus the landys 20 inch tyre profile. Not much difference and the trailer is totally empty. I will measure them when I get home.
    Magic Vehicle and Trailer >> well done Bruce

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    Great stuff Bruce; someone had to try it. I saw a 90 new defender in the CKGR, foreign owned and they were loving it.

    Two questions: do you have the options of rear diff lock and the low speed "speedo cruise" (TRSC just making that up as I cannot remember the acronym)?

    I was a passenger with a little driving, on the LR offroad course recently on a rainy day and I was impressed. Relatively easy obstacles but the vehicle handled them well. A few little tricks noted; eg. disable the auto brake mode; the one that just holds the vehicle momentarily on a hill until you accelerate.

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    thank you.

    No I don't have the rear diff lock which is fine for my requirements. It does have a low speed cruise control but have not used it yet I think its called All terrain progress control or something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    Thank you.

    ive started with skid plate, rear recovery hooks and ladder oh and the dual battery system.

    I can tell you the LR accessories are too quality. So impressed although they are expensive.

    is the material thickness of the tow hook the same all round?
    seems less at the bottom and top (maybe the angle)

    also, what is the reason for the "tow eye" to be so big? normally the HD recovery shackles have 25mm pins, wondering if LR has some other device/tool that's made for it?
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    Congrats on the new Defender Bruce, looks awesome

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