Tow bar Advice Please

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  1. Barney23

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    Hello All,
    We are thinking of having a tow bar fitted to our AT Apache, any recommendations would be appreciated.
    Also looking for advice on tow bar mounted storage boxes.
    We live in Haydock, St.Helens, Merseyside, can anyone recommend somewhere local (ish)
    Many Thanks (y)
     
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    What year and model of Apache.. ????
     
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    Try "webfit" on the Witter TOWBARS website, you can see the cost of supply and fit and choose a fitter nearest to you.
     
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    Bought a bar from Tow Trust earlier in the year. Really nice people to deal with and nothing was to much trouble. It bolted straight onto the Alko chassis easily.
     
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    Thanks, will give them a call tomorrow.(y)
     
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    I knew i had a list somewhere. Just needed to find it.
     
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    I used Mike Parkinson up in Preston, does lots of M/H and workmanship was of a high standard and competitively priced, got his number somewhere if you struggle to find it pretty sure lots on here have used him
     
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    Used Watlings a couple of times
     
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    I can also recommend Mike, but I am not sure he does "Type Approved" tow bars.

    Here you are - www.motorhometowbarslancashire.co.uk/

    13 Kirkham Road
    Freckelton, Preston
    Lancashire
    PR4 1HS

    [​IMG] 01772 634215
     
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    I'll second (or will it be third ?) Mike Parkinson of Freckleton...he's changed three towbars for me, two on Alko chassis's, and the other on a 4.6 t merc.

    He charged between £80 and £120 to supply and fit, the existing tow bar electrics were all ok and required no additional works.

    And he's a nice bloke.
     
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    The spec sheet for the 634 indicates you only have a 245k payload. A towbar could take 50k off that and putting a box behind your rear axle could find you overweight. I'd get on a weighbridge (fully loaded) and check. I uprated the tyres and suspension.
     
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    I have air suspension fitted, is upgrading the payload expensive /complicated ?
     
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    What is the weight on your v5? It sounds like you could be OK. Air suspension and higher rated tyres are what is needed, but you may already have it done.
     
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    Hi,Barney I too live in Haydock if you are thinking of having your van weighed in St.Helens I spoke to the council and you can be weighed at the council depot at a cost of £25.83p( please bring right money):)o_O
     
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    What is the weight on your v5? It sounds like you could be OK. Air suspension and higher rated tyres are what is needed, but you may
     
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