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    Towbar options / comments

    Hi,

    I'd like to fit a towbar.

    Rimmers at 200 inc or Watling ( www.watling-towbars.co.uk/ ) at 144. Both inc VAT but ex delivery.

    Anyone have any comments / reviews / ratings on either of the above two or perhaps know of another source entirely?

    Thanks in advance

    David
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    I have 2. On the Rimmers one that l bought about 4 years ago, I found that the main bar that goes across from the left to right bumper fixings was not bent out enough so it just touched the rear of the car. I should have sent it back ! The other cars bar fits so much better. But l bought that in 1986 so don't ask me who made it ..... :-)

    Also as a small tip.

    Buy a pre wired extension socket, cut off the plug and wire it up so that it lays in the boot and can be poked out of boot when needed. This will save drilling holes into the rear of the car.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-Pin-Trai...MAAOSwGy5Y8KVM
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    On the subject of putting towbar related things in the boot, I always have a 7-pin / 13-pin adapter on board unless you know that it is always going to be the same trailer / cycle rack etc., which you will be using and not a hired / borrowed one.

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    There are often second-hand ones offered in the For Sale section. Mine was 50, fits properly and works well.
    And I got to meet another decent Stag chap!
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    Yes,I'm looking for one at the moment,these have them also-

    https://shop.tssc.org.uk/product/tow-bar-stag-ptr29

    Ken.
    ps. Rimmers do 'price match' on parts as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malc4d View Post

    Also as a small tip.

    Buy a pre wired extension socket, cut off the plug and wire it up so that it lays in the boot and can be poked out of boot when needed. This will save drilling holes into the rear of the car.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-Pin-Trai...MAAOSwGy5Y8KVM
    Good idea that!
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    Hi Ken.
    That one from the TSSC is made by Wattling. But at least there is a photo of it.

    Anyone fitted one?
    David Kirk
    1972 Manual O/D - Damson, 1975 Maual O/D - Mimosa

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    Yup Drew. l did that, but then l have lived in Switzerland where they also use the 13 pin system. Its been very slow to take off in the UK but is available. I fitted the 13 pin and have an adapter to 7 pin.

    Also the 13 pin if fitted must work for an MOT !! not the 7 pin ??

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    Theres a tow bar on ebay at the moment

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    I got mine from Rimmers, fitted Ok but is uglier than some others I've seen. As I don't use it very often these days I welded the fixings nuts to the boot floor and remove it when it's not needed. To re-fit it I just simply bolt it back into place. The bit behind the bumper obviously stays on the car permanently.

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