Please, please help!

Discussion in 'Motorhome Accessories' started by Trikeman, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. Trikeman

    Trikeman

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    Hi All,
    just a very quick one here.

    How many toad users have we on this forum? I mean tow cars on braked 'A' frames, numbers I'm trying to establish not so much the pros and cons on this thread.

    Reason - (If wondering) please see the Herpetology thread, http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/motorhome-accessories/74293-herpetology-5.html#post871141
    I am on a mission on behalf of all that use a tow along car (toad) inc me.

    All I ask is who has one and uses it (or is getting one) and for them to say, for example,
    'I have one of these, a Towtal - UK use only'.

    I am trying to find out how many of us actually use them - once I get this info I will then be able to identify whether it's just me I'm 'fighting for' or several hundred.:RollEyes:

    It doesn't have to take you long or you don't have to write a long ditto.

    Many Thanks in advance for your help.

    Regards,

    Trikeman.:winky:
     
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    i have one.
    cant use it as i have no plated train weight....no train weight, no tow...nothing.
     
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  3. buckby

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    We have an aygo on a towtal A frame used when going away for more than a weekend also car used everyday for work A frame has overun cable braking never had any issues even at 45foot in total length found easier and safer than a trailer
    Kev
     
  4. davejen

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    We tow a fiat500 with a Towtal a frame with the "new" electronic box of tricks. Not been abroad (yet)
    To all of you with the cable=braked type, make sure it is LUBRICATED from time to time or you nay find the brakes STICKING ON on the toad, I know this from personal (&expensive) experience!!!!!:cry::cry:
    Cheers, Dave:thumb:
     
  5. canopus

    canopus Funster Life Member

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    Seat Mii towed on a Caratow A frame only in UK to date - out this last weekend with the toad and will be the weekend after next all being well:thumb:
     
  6. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Fiat Panda on A frame from Armitage trailers UK only so far.
     
  8. monk

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    I tow a Vauxhall Corsa with a Armitage Aframe attached to my Autotrail Savannah.
    We have towed throughout Europe but not Spain or Portugal where they are illegal.
     
  9. big dave

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    A frames

    Had a Chris cox A frame for number of years now and towed all over Europe but got fined while in Spain last year so now have a trailer.
    We are in Spain at the moment and amazed how many motorhomes are still using them here. Dave
     
  10. MadMerv

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    Daewoo Matiz, towtal a frame brakebuddy. U.K. only.
     
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    SmartforTwo , Towtal A frame, UK only. Had a Brian James Trailer for the Smart but sold as we never went abroad and it was impossible for us to manage on our steep driveway:cry: Haven't used the Smart or the A frame for a long time - Sorned and laid up :cry:
     
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    We tow a Ford Ka on a TowTal frame but don't take it abroad.
     
  15. Ber090

    Ber090 Funster Life Member

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    We tow a Aygo with a Towbars2Towcars A frame. UK only to date.
    Cheers
    Bernie
     
  16. Southampton

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    Kia Picanto on a Unibrake A frame - UK use only at moment
     
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    g8ysn

    kia picanto on an armitage a frame behind chausson allegro
     
  18. keith

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    Peugeot 107 & previously Nissan Micra both by Chris Cox A-Frame, towed all over Europe never stopped in 8 years.

    Don't tow now got fed up with towing. :winky: Want to buy an A-Frame?
     
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    Ford fiesta with A frame made by my self.
    only used in UK,
    we will usually Rent a car abroad if we fancy a trip out.
     
  20. schojac

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    Fiat Seicento Schumacher on a car-a-tow A frame. In my 4th year now and wouldn't be without it in the UK. Never felt the need to take it abroad as Europe is much more motorhome friendly.
     
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