A-Frames

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  1. Bryan

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    Hi,

    Who are the UK a-frame installers?

    I seem to remember that there are at least three but can only bring to mind Chris Cox and Towtal...

    Do you know of any more?

    Thanks
     
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    car-a-tow would be the third one bryan.

    caratow


    i use a caratow.....easier to fit singlehanded.....the bar is fitted to the car and the a frame hooks onto it.

    the others have eye rings on the car and a long pin pushes through the eyes so you need three hands.
     
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    Also a Car A Tow . piece of cake to fit .. well made and good quality, it's also easy to store in the boot of the toad as the arms fold back on the frame . :thumb:
     
  6. Bryan

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    Thanks for all the replies so far guys :thumb:

    Car-a-tow, that's the one I couldn't remember :Doh::BigGrin:


    More specifically, I'm interested in the electrics for the toad from the motorhome.

    What kind of job did they do? How knowledgable did they seem about your particular cars electrics?

    Any special considerations for the electric 'conversion' on your car?

    Do your toads front lights come on as well as the back? (EG when you indicate).

    Where on the toad did they fit the socket for the connection to the motorhome?

    How satisfied are you with the electric 'conversion' on your toad?

    TIA

    Bryan
     
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    Hi Bryan , I bought the toad already converted with the Caratow frame..

    All lights work on the toad same as when you drive it solo

    The toad's socket is under the bonnet, on top of the wheel arch.

    It is a tidy job, no wires or skotch locks hanging out anywhere.

    The cable from the frame is fed under the bonnet through a gap near the headlight.

    I would say it's a first class job.. :thumb:

    Jim
     
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    did mine myself Bryan,

    yes the front lights do come on....side and indicators and the dash lights....but it could be overcome with a couple of blocking diodes, not worth the effort to source 'em and you can see the lights are on in the rear camera so theresa a safety aspect to.

    biggest problem i had was brake lights....hit the pedal and EVERYTHING was powered up. backfeeding thrpough the igmition switch.

    i fitted a relay in the cars brake light circuit so the relay is triggered not the brake switch wiring...easier to do than explain.

    hazzards were another problem....too many lights for the van fuse so it blows.

    fitted the socket in the lower grill (vauxhall corsa), which i had to scrap anyway to fit the pull bar, so no bonnet to lift to connect.

    other than that...no problems.
     
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