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Old 18 December 2013, 06:43   #11
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Pay someone to do it!

Believe me, there is nothing worse than reversing your pride and joy round a corner and down a slipway with the high-pitched reverse gear parking-aid sensor siren going off constantly because you've been unable to work out how to disable it when the trailer's hitched up!
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Old 18 December 2013, 07:12   #12
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Pay someone to do it!

Believe me, there is nothing worse than reversing your pride and joy round a corner and down a slipway with the high-pitched reverse gear parking-aid sensor siren going off constantly because you've been unable to work out how to disable it when the trailer's hitched up!
read the instructions Tony, you know it makes sense
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Old 18 December 2013, 08:17   #13
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I agree with all of the above comments. Not worth the hassle and don't get it done on the cheap. Especially now that towbars and wiring are now part of an MOT. Could end up with a fail and then have to pay plenty to get it fixed in time for a retest.
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Old 18 December 2013, 09:18   #14
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read the instructions Tony, you know it makes sense
Funny that. Exactly what the Leader of the Opposition said so there was absolutely NO CHANCE of that happening........until I was alone in the man cave a couple of days later!
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Funny that. Exactly what the Leader of the Opposition said so there was absolutely NO CHANCE of that happening........until I was alone in the man cave a couple of days later!
good stuff
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Old 20 December 2013, 18:39   #16
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Getting a towbar fitted to my car so I can finally tow the boat myself! The cheapest quote I have so far is from dolphin trailers in poole (185) I've tried most of the mobile services and local garages but most are over 200.

Does anybody know of anywhere else in poole that might be cheaper?
Another take is buy the bits from towsure, fit the metal work yourself which maybe very simple and then have a local motor factor do the electrics for you. It maybe significantly cheaper but you need to price it up. My neighbour did just this recently and saved a fair bit of cash, he also painted up the metal work and made sure it was well protected against rusting.

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Getting a towbar fitted to my car so I can finally tow the boat myself! The cheapest quote I have so far is from dolphin trailers in poole (185) I've tried most of the mobile services and local garages but most are over 200.

Does anybody know of anywhere else in poole that might be cheaper?
185 fitted?

Bargain!

I just paid 200 for the metalwork alone.
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Booked it in with dolphin trailers tommorow morning! Had a chat with the guy and he seemed pretty good.

They've got a great shop in there filled with snipe trailers & all parts plus loads more! Worth a look for anyone on here id say
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Another take is buy the bits from towsure, fit the metal work yourself which maybe very simple and then have a local motor factor do the electrics for you. It maybe significantly cheaper but you need to price it up. My neighbour did just this recently and saved a fair bit of cash, he also painted up the metal work and made sure it was well protected against rusting.

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The electrics aren't necessarily the worst bit (although to do it right young luke might need tools he doesn't have). As someone said above the instructions assume you know what you are doing and will say "remove bumper" - which to the uninitiated involves snapping bits off so it never goes back on properly! Many installations also involve cutting a whole in the bumper which is a PITA and not necessarily a job for the beginner.
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Old 21 December 2013, 05:18   #20
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Booked it in with dolphin trailers tommorow morning! Had a chat with the guy and he seemed pretty good.

They've got a great shop in there filled with snipe trailers & all parts plus loads more! Worth a look for anyone on here id say
Excellent news! No excuse not to tow to lymington and go to yarmouth for nachos on 5th Jan! :-)
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