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Subject Topic: Which tow bar Post Reply Post New Topic
04/8/2013 at 8:23pm
 Location: North West
 Outfit: Outwell Nevada M
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Hi to all,
          Please can anyone give me some good advice we have decided to go for a caravan been in between motorhome/caravan.

Please could anyone give advice on the best tow bar to fit I am in Burnley Lancs looking to have fit this week I am on holiday.
                 Thank You ranger6


04/8/2013 at 9:01pm
 Location: fife
 Outfit: vw t5 adria isonzo
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look in phone book and phone the tow bar fitters. there are loads of different types of bars on the market.all comes down to price/availability/and quality.some cheeper bars are lighter in weight but they must all be of a certain standard for safety. i personally prefer witter think they are over engineered and very strong


05/8/2013 at 1:19pm
 Location: chadderton oldham
 Outfit: skoda yeti 4x4 laurin klement
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talk to this man he will advice you and he does cover your area,he be quite happy just to advice you,and if you decide to buy he will do it on your drive or side of the road http://www.towbar-uk.co.uk/mobile_towbar_fitting.htm
               em

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05/8/2013 at 3:58pm
 Location: Shropshire
 Outfit: Bailey Unicorn Cadiz
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I used to fit my own, always found Witter to be good quality. Our Kia has Witter, fitted by a specilaist who does work for most main dealers in our area.

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24/8/2013 at 9:36pm
 Location: Newport Pagnell Buckinghamshire
 Outfit: Hyundai Matrix - Abbey Iona + awning
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Any tow-bar, no matter how strong, is only as good as the person who fitted it. Recommendation from another caravanner is usually pretty good. One good thing is that once fitted, the bar is subject to inspection during your cars MOT


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25/8/2013 at 12:58am
 Location: Lichfield
 Outfit: Coachman Amara 450
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All towbars are manufactured to a European standard which ever brand you buy so buying a 'Witter' towbar you are just paying through the nose for the brand name very much you do with any dealers name on a product. What I have noticed is that some towbars are only primed just to cover the steel whereas others are powder coated or painted which of course will reflect the price. The ones that are just primed will start showing signs of surface rust within two years of fitting and the towbar now comes under the MOT test so it's best to enquire what type of paint finish the towbar has. The one I had fitted was manufactured by Tow-Trust which you can have despatched and get a local fitter to install it and connect the required electrics.

http://www.tow-trust.co.uk/



29/8/2013 at 2:14am
 Location: Rochdale
 Outfit: 1995 Spirit Musketee
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I had advance towing fit my tow bar on my zafira 2 weeks ago and is a Witter and Twin sockets for 229 all in, Give them a shout as been recommended on here a few times and im 100 happy.



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