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The guy selling the le Voyager is also selling one of the. For towing cars. Are they called A Frames?
But anyway do they fit any car or are they made for a certain car.
If there for any car. What would be a fair price for a second hand one
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There are only certain cars that you can use it on but you also need the vehicle modifying to have two tow eyes. There is also a box of electronics needed for the towed car to activate the brakes. If the company that made it is no longer trading you may well have trouble. There is also a maximum permitted towing weight stamped on the vehicle. The tow bar etc. will reduce the payload of the vehicle so you need to get it weighed to find out how heavy it is.
 
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You have to have the potential tow-car ( you may see it referred to as a TOAD on forums) converted to suit

Not every car is suitable
Many have opinions that they are illegal

Certainly difficulties on the continent

My only advice is that this is NOT a quick/spur of moment purchase

The “ money” is in the conversion and “bits/extras such as separate braking systems, not in the A frame bit
 
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Does this look like the box of tricks. The car that was towed is with the camper so that will have the other bits on.
Or am I better off just buying a new one in the future. Was thinking of towing something like a Smart car
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This is the car it towed that's for sale as well
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You could be better off opting for a trailer. No problems in Europe, no extra fittings that may devalue the small car and the trailer could be used for other things when not towing a car.
 
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That looks like one of the nice stainless steel TAF ones from Chesterfield. A lot lighter than most A frames, it has overrun brakes and should not need a box of electronic tricks. Give them a call on 01246-854917 .

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if for sale as a package deal, buy it and use for a while. If you get on with it, keep it and if not sell. cars adapted to tow hold a higher value than a standard car and very easy to sell

car trailers are a real ballache as hard to move about, big to store, extra charges on site and thief magnets
 
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That looks like one of the nice stainless steel TAF ones from Chesterfield. A lot lighter than most A frames, it has overrun brakes and should not need a box of electronic tricks. Give them a call on 01246-854917 .
It has a hydraulic damper, not an overrun, and no mechanical handbrake.
An overrun device requires a mechanical handbrake and breakaway cable by law whereas electric brakes are failsafe and default to ON if power is lost... Ie: accidently detached.
It needs an electric brake.
 
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How does that put on the cars brakes then ?
The A frame attaches to a Bowden cable fitted to the car, which pulls the brakes on in the same way as caravan or trailer brakes operate.

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It has a damper, not an overrun, and no mechanical handbrake. It needs an electric brake.
The law says the trailer must be fitted with a handbrake, which all cars have and the overrun mechanism is built into the hitch coupling. No need for electric brakes to achieve this.
 
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