I need a towbar for my ace firenze - any idea's?

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  1. NickF

    NickF Read Only Funster

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    I'm looking to fit myself a towbar for our Ace firenze 2008 model, but everyone i've emailed or called don't stock them. one or 2 have said they can make them but need loads of measurement and that seems a little bit hit and miss to me and seems to only work if i took it there for them to make and fit on the vehcile, so i'm at a lost.

    Anyone got any idea's where i can buy one off the shelf to fit myself?

    Thanks in advance,

    Nick.
     
  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Try PWS in Poole although you may get the same response if they have not made one before.

    Peter
     
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    make one your self .or visit a good fabricators . you dont have aproved tow bars to contend with like cars. i,m sure you must know somebody close to you. most are only cobbled together angle n box . cheers alan,.
     
  4. N&K

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    Hi

    Watling Towbars specialise in making custom towbars for motorhomes.I had one made for our previous motorhome, and it was excellent, they did a great job.PWS in Poole quoted me £250 more than Watling for a custom towbar.

    Watling Towbars Bespoke Manufacturers of Towbar and Motorbike and Cycle Carrier Systems

    But this looks like an off the shelf you might be able to fit yourself:
    ACE Firenze (2007 - 2010) is listed in their towbar list here for £287.50 inc VAT:
    http://www.watling-towbars.co.uk/docs/Motorhome%20towbars.pdf
    Just read in more detail, they too need dimensions....

    N&K
     
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  5. SwiftGroup

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    NickF
    The Ace Firenze has an Alko chassis extension and is specifically designed to accommodate an Alko tow bar.
    It is highly recommended that you use this tow bar which is homologated to your vehicle.

    Swift part number for the Towbar is 1076926 (Alko prt No 261732)
    the harness is 1076555 and control unit 1076556

    Regards
    Simon
     
  6. Lincolnshire Rover

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    :thumb:I have just removed the tow bar from my Ace Airstream 680fb to realease some travel weight around 35 kg this is an Alco tow bar so if you would like some pics and dimentions I will happily oblige just pm me with your e-mail add
     
  7. peter marshall

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    Hi Nick
    I live in Cleveleys just down from you, I had one made and fitted by Michael Parkinson in Freckleton done in a day, he lent me a little car to use so I wasn,t stuck in Freckleton for the day, he fits them for the local dealers etc but also for the public direct, I don't have his Tel no now but he will be on 118118 etc if you want to talk to him, He did a good job on my Bessacarr. Pete:thumb:
     
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