The grey Defender 90 is my dad's, and the red Double Cab is mine. We both use them for off-roading, and also for site support, delivering and servicing large generators at events and festivlas. Mine also gets used as an everyday car. Both have been remapped, giving loads of power when empty, though mine pulls better and harder when fully laden.
I passed my trailer test in February. It wasn't too hard, but I did have to kick a few bad habits.
I wanted a Defender, not only because I have always been fascinated by Land Rovers, but also for practical reasons - it is one of the few vehicles that can tow 3.5 tonnes, and it's something I can easily modify to my tastes. I've chosen a range of mods and fitted them myself, to make it the ideal vehicle for off-roading, greenlaning, going out in and working at festival sites - and all paid for by summer jobs too.
I have owned the truck now for a year, but it has been in the family business for about four years. We've had a string of Discoverys since about 2002 - something like five Discovery 3s, and now we're on our third Discovery 4. My dad is on his second Defender and I also have a Series IIA.
Originally featured in the October 2013 issue of Land Rover Owner International. Download a digital issue, or order a back issue by calling 01858 438884.
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