Recommendations for A frame fitters please ?

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  1. Charlie

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    Please this thread is not to debate the legality or rights or wrongs of A frames.

    I'm looking for reccomendations for somewhere that can supply and fit an A frame kit to a Toyota IQ. I will not be using tow bars to tow cars.

    Any ideas please ?
     
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    Don`t really know, as I always DIY fit mine anyway. Same with tow brackets if you fit it yourself, you know its right. I have a Car-a-tow. off E-bay, which has been on 4? cars now, just get the different pull bar and brake cable (if required). A few hours work and your in business. I am actually designing and fabricating my own (hidden) fittings for a `71 Classic Vehicle as they do not make one!.

    Pete
     
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    How about Unibrake?
     
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    I thought you were selling your camper Charlie?
     
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    I would recommend Caratow. Alan Bee is a very nice guy. (y)
     
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    As per the sale thread Mel we are desperately trying to find a bungalow within our budget so we won't have to part with the motor home. I did have a full price offer for the MH off a really nice chap of the AS owners forum. He had sold his van and was ready to travel down from Scotland to buy and collect but until my hand is forced I can't bear to let it go. We are away to look at another property in the morning. Wish us luck ......
     
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    We had ours done at Towtal. Really great people and a quality job.
    We had the cable break after 15 months due to being constantly being bent by the brake pedal ( as we left it connected all the time) and found it at 3pm on a Friday afternoon when hooking up to go to Scotland. A call to them resulted in the answer " get here by 4 and we will sort it" so off we went with the the wife driving the car and me in the mh. They replaced the cable foc and helped to connect the car to the mh. Disaster averted at no cost to us and on a Friday afternoon - what a great result from Towtal.
     
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    Why have you gone off the idea of using Towbars2Towcars?
     
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    I think there is a firm in Spain that fits them. :LOL:

    I know I shouldn't.........I just HAD to.(y)
     
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    Not relevant .....
     
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    Thanks.. Does the Towtal system apply the towed cars brakes whe the motor home brakes are applied ?
     
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    For what it is worth, The Unibrake system is fully electronic and works using the servo system in the tow car. No elastic bands, overrun brakes or anything. Not cheap but very good indeed and adjustable from the MH cab
     
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    I think I may have already said a-frames in Chesterfield fitted the one to our IQ super job and from my view one of the best in the market light and easy to use
    no fanning about with anything that is not nesasary a good product at a good price. Don't listen to all the crap about reversing from some shisters.
     
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    I have the Towtal a frame with RVi Brake2 inertia system from the US which Towtal tried to supply.
    The Towbar is fine but their service was poor and it took weeks to obtain the braking system so I obtained it direct from the US in 48hours hence I would not recommend them.
    The towbar is good and the RVi brake is a unit that sits in the car footwell and applies the brakes automatically and not being an overrun system does not apply the brakes when reversing although that is very limited by the steering doing its own thing.
    www.rvibrake.com
     
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    I had mine from Armitage Trailers, Ferrybridge. Great service from the company but the A frame was so substantial it was very heavy and didn't fit in the boot of my Picanto. Car and A frame now sold!
     
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    Have looked on the website but could not find prices.. Is this a system you have yourself ? If so any problems at all ? The car we have is a Toyota IQ ,

    Thanks !
     
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    No problems at all. Worth giving them a call
     
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    Had mine fitted by A frame chesterfield stainlees steel, lightweight and as above very good value £875 would recommened
     
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