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Old 14 November 2003, 05:27   #1
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I have to get a tow bar fitted to a Discovery which is 6 months old
Was going to get a witter as the main dealer want 3 times as much are this make as good as the rest or does it not matter to much
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Old 14 November 2003, 05:41   #2
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I had witter towbars on most of my cars with no problems. (Although ironically enough not on the Disco I had as a company car!). Considerably cheaper than OEM version so I'd go for it.
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Old 14 November 2003, 06:03   #3
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I would say mechanically they are all similar - it's down to the fitter and how well the electrics are done that make the differance and the quality of the socket, some of them are about as waterproof as a cheese sandwich, so all the wires corrode and your lights don't work!
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 14 November 2003, 06:05   #4
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get a height adjustable one if you can
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Thanks for that cookee,at least its the wife's car so she will be stuck with no lights not me
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Old 14 November 2003, 11:40   #6
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I have the LandRover factory fitted one that came with the vehicle (Disco). It is a fixed swan neck type and is exactly the right height for the rib and caravan. Try get your Disco dealer to match the Witter...if they want the business then they should!
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Old 14 November 2003, 12:16   #7
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I have the Landrover one fitted to my 110, it may be more expensive but it is very good quality. if you are going to tow near the limit i would go for the LR. The electrics fit to the existing loom by plugs if you get the LR Electric Kit
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Old 15 November 2003, 06:26   #8
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Try towsure http://www.towsure.co.uk.

They are even cheaper then Witter.

Have always used these and find them fine.

As far as strength, all tow bars now need to be tested, so if they are not up to the job, even the cheap ones they cant sell them.

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Hi Steve,

Try this web site for anything 4X4.

www.difflock.com

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Try towrite at Upminster, they supply all Witter towbars at a fraction of the cost at dealers. My Shogun was quoted 600 + vat and that was discounted by Mitsi, Towrite fitted the same towbar with twin electrics for 257 inc vat.


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