Autosleeper tow bar

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  1. nerdycross

    nerdycross Read Only Funster

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    I am now a proud owner of a Autosleeper Talisman on a 2.8 Peugeot chassis and I am wanting to make a tow bar for it.
    I have access to a welding shop and want to fabricate my own,Is there any body out there with a drawing or maybe some photos,of the tow bar for the Talisman or Excutive.


    Any help would be great :Smile:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    If you intend making your own then make a mental image of what you want.

    then get underneath and take some measurements.

    If your van is on an Alko Kober chassis then on no account start drilling holes in it, use the pre punched holes only as it's a galvanised chassis and will rot faster than an apple on wet grass where its been drilled.

    I made my own and it looked OK on my Swift Kontiki
     
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    Ok,
    Thank you for the advice I will get my tape measure out and make a start this weekend.
    :thumb:
     
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    Hi Nerdycross

    I am not a 100% sure of this but I think that tow bars fitted to motorhomes registered after 1st April 2012 have to be EC approved it may be worth checking this out before starting work on the tow bar , also I think the tow bar is now part of the MOT test which checks fixings and for corrosion.

    Cheers John:thumb:
     
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    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

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    This is true but as the OP's motorhome has a 2.8 engine it must be pre 2007 so this doesn't apply.

    D.
     
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    took me a few hours of careful measuring and sketching then ripping the lot up and doing it all again, and again, and again :Sad:

    a couple of longish lengths of 2" x 1" wood helped to find the clearances need for the rear skirt and a 'protractor' ( 2 short bits and a wood screw :RollEyes:) to find the angles.

    I used 60mm box for the bar and side rails and 10mm plates for the mounts.
    M12 bolts to fix to chassis using original Alko holes.
     
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