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Oct 25, 2022
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I have been thinking of fitting or getting a Tow Bar fitted to our Adria Matrix 670 2017 Ducato chassis. I was quoted £1700 by one company in Bristol to supply and fit. As it would only be used a few times a year I couldn't really justify the cost. Has anyone had one fitted or bought one for self fitting at a more justifiable price ?
 
Oct 24, 2020
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@£6-800 I reckon

Make sure that you give the wiring proper consideration.

It can be bespoke (more costly) plug n play or it can be generic and interfere with your parking sensors/ dash warning lights and you will probably regret the saving.

DAMHIK

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Two on Tour

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I bought and fitted a type approved towbar on our MH.
The towbar itself only took less than an hour to fit, but the towbar electric and canbus gear took another 3 hours. Half of that was trying to read the piss poor photocopied instructions for the wiring.
 
Aug 18, 2014
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That seems way ott. I had a Witter bar fitted to my 2017 Ducato for £700.

That was in Lincoln two years ago.
A van is completely different to a coach built.If it needs chassis extensions all has to be homologated
I did think that too, Having had tow bars supplied and fitted to cars for around £600.
& the same cars aren't coach built motorhomes that have no chassis for the last 2,5 m in some cases.
Made my own using 50 X 50mm box and 10mm plate.
Cut all the pieces to size and had it professionally glued together.
Cost about £40 and £25 for the welding
& totally illegal on post 2012 vans now
If the vehicle was first registered after 1 August 1998 it must be type approved.
That was for cars . Motorhomes, for some peculiar reason didn't need a homologated one until 2012.Vans were similar
 
Sep 29, 2009
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The question is does the chassis extension need changing? Some of the lightweight ones need changing to comply with type approval. Hence could be reason for high quote. Certainly get more quotes to compare.
 

pappajohn

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If the vehicle was first registered after 1 August 1998 it must be type approved.
There's a lot of rules asking to be broken.
Should I be worried ....nah!

I have a polish trailer with a UK cert of conformity......the single fog light is on the left. It should be on the right.
And that's from a professional company.
I also have LED main and dip headlamp bulbs replacing Halogens.....allowed? No.
 

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