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Subject Topic: Just Ordered an X-Trail
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Message posted by JohnG26/10/2006 at 6:22pm
Outfit:  Ford Kuga Senator California     Location:  Newcastle u Lyme
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The 85 % "rule" is just a guide and the CC say an experienced caravanner may go up to 100%

Nissan say 2000kg but that is what it is technically capable of and what legally it can pull.

Its not a good idea to do it in winds like we've had today crossing the Thelwall Viaduct for example.

The good thing is that you can tow at 85--100%  without having a lower tow weight imposed on you by the manufacturer

 If you look in PC mag Top Towcars several have a warning triangle "CHECK MAX TOW" 

The towbar is not difficult to fit on the X Trail so any towbar fitter will do

I would get the Nissan wiring kit though.

It may be more expensive (there's a socket behind the trim level with the rear side window) as it will avoid the quick fit fitters beloved scotchlocks.



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Message posted by Dave48726/10/2006 at 6:23pm
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Thanks John.

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Message posted by Prospector26/10/2006 at 8:27pm
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I am having my towbar fitted on wednesday after I pick up the new X on tuesday. It's been fitted by local towbar centre for 230 including twin electrics and aalco towball. I guessed at that price they were easy to fit.

Always used to fit my own in years gone by, but now I wouldn't understand the electrics.

Nissan wanted 500 for a factory fitted jobby, and the dealer quoted 345.



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Snap!  Nissan wanted pretty much that amount for a towbar on my Primera too!  I haven't had it done yet but it won't be a Nissan fit that's for sure.

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