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Subject Topic: Towbar fitting?
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09/2/2009 at 6:03pm
 Location: Sheffield
 Outfit: Mobile Dog Kennel
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Quote: Originally posted by Rossco01 on 09/2/2009
On the electrical side of things I believe that in more modern cars there is an electrical point (probably behind rear light cluster) which designed specifically for when a towbar is fitter. I know when you look on sites that sell towbars you get electrical kits specifically for certain makes of car with these points. It makes fitting a lot easier.


It's an additional expense though, for mine it would have been an additional 70, just for a length of wire with a plug on it!


09/2/2009 at 11:15pm
 Location: Kent
 Outfit: Raclet Quickstop folding thingie
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I paid 200 quids 3 years ago

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10/2/2009 at 9:28am
 Location: EAST COAST
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Quote: Originally posted by hoppity55 on 09/2/2009
I paid 200 quids 3 years ago
I think it all depends on the type of car and the ease of fitting


10/2/2009 at 9:57am
 Location: Shropshire
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mine was 274

twin electrics on a kia sedona



10/2/2009 at 1:45pm
 Location: cheshire
 Outfit: bonair 850
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mine was 30 for the towbar with electrics, and then i fitted myself one saturday afternoon. electrics are dead easy you just need to meter out each cable as you apply the relevan switch.and trace it back to the piccy in the back of a caravan club manual form 1989 (this particular page ahs ebeen doing the rounds in our family for that long me dad has fablonned it )

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12/2/2009 at 7:33pm
 Location: Midlands
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I fitted ours but it was to 1998 Avensis. Easy peasy really . Well if you are competant that is. DO NOT forget to paint it like I did. I needed the tow bar the next day to bring a trailer back from Cardiff to the midlands so had to take it all off to repaint it later.

 

New cars can have all sorts of bulb checking sensors and circuits so it might not be so easy to put one on a newer car. Ask Towsure.

If you can afford (amd trust) your local garage, get them to do it. Some mobiles are crooks so if someone here has given you a solid recommendation , consider using it.



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12/2/2009 at 9:23pm
 Location: midlands
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hubby did our towbar himself on our VW Touran...tho it was a bit of a job but couldn't bring ourselves to shell out what the garage wanted to fit it!  Bad enough having to shell out for the tow bar...like you the first car we have had which hasnt had one fitted and now after years of tents we've got a fc and actualy NEED a towbar!



14/2/2009 at 7:57am
 Location: Isle of Wight
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cant speak for all makes of car but fitted my own on honda crv after purchasing the kit from towbar internet site. It turned out to be made by WITTER and must admit the instructions were very clear and easy to follow.It took about 3 hours to fit but it needed a lot of room as the boot is stripped out and the exhaust had to be dropped from its fixing brackets. However best to get it fitted by expert if not sure.

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14/2/2009 at 11:04am
 Location:  centre of the country !
 Outfit: dandy .behind an audi a6 tdi
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i fitted mine, needed the bumper removing,and the electrics wiring, but its not rocket science..... an afternoons work saved 150

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14/2/2009 at 6:10pm
 Location: None Entered
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I have fitted two towbars, one to a Nissan Almera 1995 and one to a Renault Laguna 2000 both single electrics. Both bought via internet and included simple easy to follow car specific instructions, the electrics were a bit tricky to isolate correct wires for lights on the Renault, only because iot has stop/tail bulbs and needed to find each wire, but otherwise a easy afternoons work.


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19/2/2009 at 9:41am
 Location: Chesterfield
 Outfit: Bessacar Esprit
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Have to say I fitted mine too. Its dead easy and cost me 80 quid all in. It took a couple of hours and touch wood, its not fallen off yet



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