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Message posted by the black fox on 12/7/2014 at 6:29pm
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Message posted by geoff+emmy on 12/7/2014 at 6:35pm
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Have you a towbar already fitted?

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Will do

No towbar yet. That is next on my list. Was just going to go to the Citreon dealer unless there is a better way?



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Message posted by the black fox on 13/7/2014 at 9:09am
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No no No find a indepedant Towcar fitters ,shop around the prices really vary a lot ,should be around £200 to 250 with twin electrics ,I would suggest you buy your caravan first to establish whether you need a ALKO dry type tow ball or standard greased one .and don't forget a number plate


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Well I wouldn't go to the Citroen dealer for a start
Have a look on the Witter or the towsure towbar page I am sure they can recommend a specialist towbar firm which will be much cheaper than CitroŽn
Also don't forget to ask if you do buy that Caravan if they can throw in water/waste carriers and the like...

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We used Derbyshire Towbars to fit ours, and found them very good.

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I totally agree Geoff+Emmy, we asked if there was any extras with our van and ended up with a good secondhand Aqua roll and Waterhog, a Bulldog Hitch lock, a Milacano step, a new stabiliser winder and they changed our tow bar for an Alco one!!
If you don't ask, you don't know what you can get!!

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Quote: Originally posted by fredted on 13/7/2014
I totally agree Geoff+Emmy, we asked if there was any extras with our van and ended up with a good secondhand Aqua roll and Waterhog, a Bulldog Hitch lock, a Milacano step, a new stabiliser winder and they changed our tow bar for an Alco one!!
If you don't ask, you don't know what you can get!!



And easily a couple of hundreds quids worth if not more

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Hi
We have a 2014 citreon c3 picasso 1.6 petrol and tow a caravan 850 unladen weight
Towbar and twin electrics £282 all in

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Thanks helrog, and thanks for all the advice re towbars. I would have gone straight to Citreon which it sounds like would have been a mistake. I will look into Derbyshire towbars.

The dealership are throwing in a starter kit. I have forgotten now what it includes but I think it was waste and water carriers, gas bottle, they said all we need to get started. I will ask what else we can get and see if I can get any of the extras geoff&emmy managed! They are supposed to be coming back to me tomorrow with a deal.

 



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Some dealers will call in your local towbar fitter and add a percentage to the cost.



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Max tow weight = Cars gross laden weight + Caravans gross laden weight.

These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.

Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.

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It was me, Fredted that got the extras!!! I asked on the phone if the price was the best they could do and they said yes as it had been reduced by £250 in their New Year Sale, so I said what could they include. They asked me what I needed and when we arrived to pay the deposit they were all waiting in the van!! The tow bar and winder came later when we picked it up and discovered that we needed them! Good Luck and keep us all informed...we're a nosey lot!!

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Yes it was Fredted (I just added a bit to his post)I spent 20 grand and got very little But we had most of it from previous van anyway also try and get a new power lead as usually they take the old one out on second hand vans (on safety grounds or so they say)
But it does all add up you will be surprised and good luck

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Ensure power lead and battery are included to ,the extras can cost as much as the van ,and I presume you have somewhere to keep it safely .???

Message posted by snugglebabe on 19/7/2014 at 8:01pm
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Sorry I only just saw this Black Fox. Yes all included and we are using an approved storage facility. Excited!

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