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Martin 01



Member Since: 13 Feb 2012
Location: East Yorkshire
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I tow our van which is a 2006 & has an Alko hitch.
I use a slider plate with a ball & pin set up seems to sit ok on that as the green polo up is always visible when hitched up.
Yes the back door does slightly impede hitching up but can still be done without much hassle.
I did have the Alko towball & it is a slightly longer neck than standard but ball & pin seems the same.

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legin



Member Since: 22 Jul 2017
Location: Chelmsford Essex
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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Santorini Black

I had to move my caravan today so took a couple of pictures ,I backed up at a light angle and hooked up with the back door open .



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Post #722112 7th Aug 2018 11:28pm
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Martin 01



Member Since: 13 Feb 2012
Location: East Yorkshire
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It’s a lot easier hooking up the foreign vans with their longer A frame.
Lots more room between rear door & van front.
We are thinking about going for a foreign van next just for this reason.
Better built to Thumbs Up

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legin



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Santorini Black

The above was built in Bristol

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foggydave



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United Kingdom 2014 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Bonatti Grey

On my Defender the Red plastic Alko handle fouled the spare wheel so I just took the handle off. All this means is that you have to push down each leaver independently. I have done this for the last 10 years with no problems.

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