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Old 23 January 2006, 15:48   #1
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Towbars

A friend of my father has just informed us that you can no longer legally install a towbar on your car. He says all towbars have to be fitted professionally and you have to obtain a certificate for one. This is the first I've heard of it....I think he might have got his wires crossed somewhere. But, has anyone else come across this; any truth in it?
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Old 23 January 2006, 16:11   #2
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Towbars fitted to CARS manufactured after 1998 must have TYPE APPROVAL, as do the towballs used. The essence of this law is that no 'home-brew' towbars can be legally fitted after 1998, but I hadn't heard that they needed to be fitted by approved installers. This definitely wasn't the case 18 months ago, when I fitted the towbar to my present car.
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Unless this happened very very recently (which I very much doubt), he has his wires crossed ( ) .Anyone can fit a towbar legally in the UK although the bar etc must be type approved for cars post '98.
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Old 23 January 2006, 16:16   #4
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towsure's website says anyone can fit it:

http://www.towsure.com/bespoke.asp?pg=tow_faq.htm
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