Autotrail Towbar

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  1. Mike B

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    Can anyone suggest where I can get a towbar fitted to an Autotrail Scout (02)
    Does not need type approval. Got stuck in the mud at Bills Fix-It meet and needed a tow from the rear to get out, tow rope fitted to the axle but was worried that it would damage the skirt.

    Could happen again hence towbar. :Smile:
     
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    +1 for Watling, Mike. Get a bar across the back as well (hmmm.... on recollection I think you had one of those, but inside the van :Wink:)
     
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    any local garage or fabricator can make you one up and fit it. about £300 is the general figure for a simple bar with electrics.

    i would be wary of fitting a rear bumper bar, as it takes a good extra 30-40kg off your payload allowance, handy to minimise damage in a rear shunt, but otherwise a heavy ornament

    if youre never going to tow a trailer with the bar, a chassis leg extender and recovery point would be way lighter and cheaper option

    sorry forgot to say, never tow your van out using the back axle tube if front wheel drive like a fiat. they are not designed for pulling and bend easily with not much pressure. the same reason they are not a suitable jacking point. an expensive mistake that others have found to their cost
     
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