Wanted - A Frame

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  1. kands

    kands Read Only Funster

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    Hi all
    We are looking for an A Frame. Yes, we have heard all the discussions thanks..... I understand that there are basically three different brands, Chris Cox, Towtal and Car a Tow? I do not have a preference, through ignorance really because I don't know anything about them.
    If anyone can help please PM or Email me to start discussions.....
    Many thanks

    Keith
     
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    Have you thought of fleabay. Intertrade sell the type that the recovery boys use. A friend of mine bought one recently for £250ish, it was cheaper from ebay than direct from intertrade.
     
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    Hi Keith
    There is an ad in Mays MMM in motorcaravanners mart......
    Brand new A-Frame in box £150 o.n.o.
    tel. 01461 337882
    Worth a try
    Al
     
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    Hi Keith

    What car is it you want to tow?

    I have a braked 'A' frame and can get a mounting part for a Ka

    Regards Pat
     
  5. kands

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    Hi Andy
    I believe that those A Frames are for recovery only and should only be used to move a vehicle to a safe position, not to be used for A-B transportation, thanks for the info though, much appreciated matey :thumb:
    Pat I have sent you a PM :thumb::thumb:

    Keith
     
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    Hi Keith sent you some pics in a PM

    Regards Pat
     
  7. Road Runner

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    I love my Chris Cox frame and its being swapped over to the new toad. I am having Chris do it as he knows exactly what he's doing and don't want the worry of any mistakes or bodges:Wink:

    Are we going to see another Sooty?

    Pats sounds a good deal if you can purchase the right receptor for your toad:thumb:
     
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    Keith. Can thoroughly recommend Car A Tow in Poole. I guess its a bit of a jaunt from where you live. Your right about the ones the repair guys use, dont touch them for towing safely at normal speeds. Theyre meant like you said for towing at low speeds to a place of safety only. Towtal also have a good name i gather. See you at parc verger if not before. We may get to stratford again if gwens hip has mended by then.
     
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    Hi Keith

    What are you wanting to tow???

    They do some great towing systems from USA for RVs but the list of adaptor kits for Euro cars is somewhat limited. :Eeek:

    We tow our Jeep Cherokee behind the Concord and the system is fantastic :thumb:

    Give us a clue :Doh::thumb:
     
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    a frame

    had two a frames both supplied and fitted by towtal at stoke.they are great,and the service is excellent.towed a fiat seicento for over a year no probs cruise at 60,and now tow a merc vaneo still crusing at 60.i am disabled and the wife puts it on and i just watch and guide her.so how good is that.they also give you all the bumf to give plod in all different countries in all differnt lingos to say they are legal and the tow car is a trailer.MUZ
     
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    Thanks all for all of your kind replies. We were going to look at a Mercedes S class 500, but I understand that you cannot tow them on an A Frame, so we will have to consider something else :Rofl1:
    I am hopeful that we will have a new little addition later today and it seems that I have the A Frame sorted out now (brand new and fitted for under £500, can't be bad.....). Once again, many thanks for taking the time to respond :thumb::thumb:

    Keith
     
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    Hi Keith,

    A brand new A-Frame including fitting for under £500 seems a very good price.

    Care to share where such a deal can be done? I'm sure others may be very interested in this :Smile:

    Bryan
     
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    Wow that is cheap £500:Eeek:

    Are you sure its braked? and how are you going about lighting? direct through the car or trailer board? I started out through the car light but most unsatisfactory even though Chris Cox did the work so now use trailer board:Wink:
     
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    Hmmmm an 'A' frame £500 fitted that sounds really good makes my secondhand 'A' frame look dear!!!!!

    However I bought an 18 month old 56 plate 5 door Perodua here off the 'Fun' classifieds, just over 6500 miles taxed till Nov 08 complete with fitted 'A' frame, wired electrics, removable rear number plate with a 'Brake Buddy' for under £3000!!! Also it drives very well and at 70mpg I'm using it back and forth to work instead of my diesel Merc Estate.

    Keith glad you got sorted.

    Regards Pat
     
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    Not very satisfactory hanging a lighting board on the back of a nice car. Car A Tow did a superb job of all the electrics on our Vauxhall Agila, never had a scrap of bother. Dont forget the two Reflective Triangles keith for the Back. I stuck ours on the inside of the Agilas back window rather than stick them on the cars bodywork. If you arent given all the paperwork in various languages for plod with the A Frame I could copy ours for you. You wont know yourselves when you get onsite now and need to go shopping at the last minute or out for a meal. We find our little car a godsend wherever we go, home and abroad.
     
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    after a lot of what to do or not, I settled for a Tow dolly from the states, its fully braked folds up when not in use and it would tow your S500 no problem, and saves having another car to tax and ins, im now selling my Ligier and will take any car up to 2.75 ton
    Paul
     
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    Well I hope its different to what we call a tow dolly:Doh:
    Not wishing to open old wounds but it is generally excepted ( and I use that term very loosely)that the A frame is used in a shady grey type area of ignorance by both the user and law enforcers, were as the towing dolly set up is clearly defined as a recovery only option, and subject to very severe speed restrictions, if you knew that please except my egg sucking instructions as they were intended,
    to try and save you grief
    Geo
     
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    Oh now come on Geo.........:Eeek:........do please tell us all about the ins and outs of A Frame legalities i remember someone once told me thay might not be legal :Doh: can you confirm this??? :thumb:

    It must be at least 3 milliseconds since this has been discussed at great length so its only right that Geo shines the light for us all to follow :thumb::Rofl1:

    Just so eveyone knows I tow my Jeep behind the RV on an A frame and brake buddy and will continue to do so until someone gets locked up for it or someone in authority tells me its ok :BigGrin: (in which case i will still be towing the Jeep behind me :Rofl1:)
     
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    Hi Dazzer Geo was questioning the wisdom of using a towing dolly, as their is no "grey area" where they are concered, not an "A" Frame.

    Olley
     
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    Keith, That is a great deal, can you share the name of who is doing it?:thumb:
     
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