Towbar for Fiat Ducato Maxi (Heavy) PVC

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  1. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

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    We're thinking of getting a tow bar fitted (or doing it ourselves) but I'm not quite sure what I need as I've never fitted one before - we have a Globecar FamilyScout L on a Fiat Ducato Maxi heavy chassis 6.36m but can't seem to see any distinction between this and others for a 'standard' chassis - do I need a specific one for the heavy Maxi?

    I want it to get tow a trailer to take rubbish to the tip etc rather than risk damaging the inside of the camper.
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Or more rubbish back home from boot sales:)
     
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    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

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    We took the Smart to the car boot sale yesterday and it came back stuffed to the gills with bits and bobs, I even had bags in the foot well and on my knee! :D

    We do have some inflatable roof bars though which work a treat if we have something really bulky, alternatively hubby has to bring stuff home and then come back for me ... no problem as I can keep mooching round the stalls! :LOL:
     
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    i got one fitted at home almost as cheap as I could buy one //simply told fitter what I had // came with 3 yrs gtee // wiring wise he coupled into rear lights from a drawing in his hand written book so I assumed it was probably not straight forward /// cost 200 plus a tenner tip
    Terry
     
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    NOTE... Motorhomes registered after April 2012 need a "type approved" towbar to be fitted.
     
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    I can recommend them. They fitted the one on Mrs Deluxe's Fiesta
     
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    Does the requirement for type approval still allow you to fit them yourself? Does it not have to be fitted by someone able to supply the correct paperwork?
     
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    Just got a quote for my van from Jim's link. £285.60 for a 2006 Fiat SWB panel van.
     
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    yes you can fit yourself.. provided it is fitted in accordance with the fitting instructions..

    info from Witter FAQ.. No 8

    http://www.witter-towbars.co.uk/towbars/faq1.php
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I had one fitted on my Honda CRV to tug a caravan.. so had twin electrics .. also insisted on an Honda OEM electric kit .. was very pleased both with price and job..


    original quote ..from 2011 .. had the non detachable fitted ...

    Thank you for your enquiry regarding the fitting of a tow bar with electrics to your Honda CRV. The total cost would be £300 including VAT for a fixed tow bar... and £438 including VAT for a detachable tow bar.
     
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    Sent you a PM
     
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    Thanks for the info guys (and Ludo for the informative PM :)) ... I'll pass it on to hubby to peruse ... (y)
     
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