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Old 29 December 2011, 07:06   #1
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Tow bar fitters?

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I've had a ring a round this morning and been quoted everything from 225 - 800 for a towbar to be fitted to a 2011 Astra Estate.

Can anyone point me in the direction of a local ish (Plymouth / Exeter / North Devon) tow bar fitter that is;
A - sensible on price
B - knows about the Astra electrics as one place reckons it's a two hour simple job, one says its 6 due to a new loom being required - and I haven't a clue

Ta muchly
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Old 29 December 2011, 08:29   #2
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Have a look on the towequipe website.

Lots of good info on electrics there.

Parts prices for all you'll need which will help in deciding if the "fitted" quotes are fair.

Fixed/removable/swan neck etc will have a huge bearing on price.
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Old 29 December 2011, 09:56   #3
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is there a towsure near you? they supplied and installed a tow bar with single electric for around 120. that was on a Grand Renault scenic
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Old 29 December 2011, 10:28   #4
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Thanks all - I was reccomended these guys A 2 B Towbars

Cheaper than me buying the bits from towsure and local ish too
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My brother's a vehicle mechanic and also fits towbars (can't imagine where he got the inspiration... ).

He's based in Pennymoor (a little west of Tiverton). I'll pass on his number if you need it.

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Have a look on the towequipe website.
Good site, and good company to deal with. Not fancy fitting it yourself Treerat?
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Can help with that too ^^^ - I get a substantial discount from a uk based manufacturer of towbars, which I'm happy to pass on, if you're looking to fit one yourself.

PM me if you'd like a price.
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Not fancy fitting it yourself Treerat?
Would love to but as a lease car not allowed

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I'll pass on his number if you need it.

Thanks Ben - if they fail to return my call it may be an option
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Old 29 December 2011, 13:28   #9
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I've used Tamer Trailer Centre in Plympton (Vally Road). Tim (MD) or Ian are very helpful and well priced.

I had a Witter bar fitted on an older 2004 407sw which cost 350 using the proper wiring loom plug rather than splicing in, which invalidates the car warranty

They are on 01752 341133 give them a ring.

The other place I know in Plymouth is "Plymouth Trailer Centre" on Richmond Walk, Stonehouse. Not used in a long while though.

Hope that helps

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^^^ Can vouch for that too - know Tim et al, from a long time back. Top chaps.

PS. It's Tamar Trailers (not being an 4rse I promise Peter, just in case Google* doesn't return anything)

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