front towballs/cv joint

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He is not keen on me trying at all (forwards or backwards towing) - sees
the potential for expensive damage being the result....lol!!
Got the new front joint today, to be going on at the weekend, (Assuming the
nice new socket to fit it arrives in time) Not OEM just a patent one.
Hopefully that will do the trick and no more clonking.
Noticed a leak in the drivers footwell in heavy rain so that might need
looking at too.
claire:-}
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From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
Sent: 25 August 2009 06:07
Subject: [ELCO Digest]
From: "Claire :-}" <[Email address removed]>
Subject: RE: [ELCO] [ELCO Digest]
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 14:35:59 +0100
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Hi jon, thanks for that, it is indeed a big twin axle. Did you find the
front tow ball was worth it? Its normally my other half that tows, and he
can manoeuvre the van all over with the normal hitch, but I want to learn to
tow the van and tight space manoeuvring (like the storage site) is something
that worries me.
claire:-}
=======================================================================Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2009 14:58:14 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Re: [ELCO] front towball/airbags
From: "Jon Wildsmith" <[Email address removed]>
Reply-To: [Email address removed]
Hi claire,
It was worth it for us but I guess it depends on your needs.
I'm ok at reversing but with the back of the van 30 or more feet away from
the drivers seat and towing mirrors being a bit small for the job it can
be a pain over any distance or if precision is needed.
On one of the sites we liked to visit our favourite spot was at the end of
a long track where there was no way to turn the outfit with the car and
with no motor mover we weren't going to be doing it by hand! The front
hitch made it pretty easy to push the van up the track and into our spot.
It could be done in reverse but not easily. There have been a few times
we've been able to choose a prefered pitch because of the easier
manouverability with the front hitch and in some places it just wouldn't
be possible with the rear no matter how good at reversing you are.
On a storage site, using the front hitch will make it simpler for you to
position the van.
Maybe you should have a go while your other half is with you and see how
you get on, you might turn out to be an ace at reversing ;-)
Jon.
01 UZJ100
Stourbridge,
England.

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Mines a KZJ70 but the leak could be coming through the door as it runs
through the window and stacks up in the inside of the door.
That could cause the water to backup in the door then leak out the inside
panel. It could also be the door seal, not sure how much a new one is of
those.
Check the holes in the bottom the door(both ends on a 70) in question and
give them a good poke around with a long bit of copper wire, mine was
blocked with sand and mud and the water flows after giving them a prod. You
can hear the water sploshing around when you slam the door after heavy rain.
Noticed a leak in the drivers footwell in heavy rain so that might need
looking at too.
claire:-}
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