Hi I'm after a towbar for our 2008 transit, it's not an alko chassis or type approval required I think! So I'm after someone to make one but one on at a reasonable price in the North East.
They can only " make it " if they have an EU homologation for tow bars. In the UK it is required to have the plate with manufacturers details on.
Your base vehicle appears to be a Transit - there will be a rasonble number of suppliers for transit tow bars. How old is your Transit - if it wasn't converted from new?I wasn't sure if an off the shelf one would fit a coach built Motorhome or what is required by fitters but demfinately in need of recommendations on places to get quotes from!!
European type approval 94/20/EC
In the U.K, with effect from 1st August 1998 all Passenger Carrying Vehicles up to 3500kgs Gross Vehicle Weight (M1 Vehicles) can only be fitted with European Type Approved towbars if the vehicle has received European Whole Vehicle Type Approval.
See my post above yours Tonka.....motorhomes are type M1I think people are all getting confused and the original information not fully given..
I am understanding this to be a coachbuilt motorhome on a Transit base vehicle, 2009.
No type approval needed, that is after April 2012. Simply a case of one being made up by one of the several motorhome towbar companies, ie Towtal etc... Cost usually around the £500 mark is what they all seem to charge. Find a local fabricator and it may be done a lot cheaper if they can be bothered / encouraged to do it..
Hi don't know anyone in the north east but if your prepared to travel to Freckleton near Lytham a guy there makes them while you wait that's all he does is make towbars, made two for me in the past be worth talking to him Mike Parkinson 01772 634215 or 07887 997653