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Old 24 July 2011, 15:42   #1
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Towbar fitting near oban or isle of mull

Hi guys, im struggling to find someone to fit a towbar in the oban area, anyone had experience in? I am tempted to try diy job? Ruari
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Hi Ruari
what about trailer west down lagavullian estate?
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Thanks jambo, its a bmw 320d saloon e46
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Jambo, have you every used trail west? There is some bad feedback online about them overcharging?
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Jambo, have you every used trail west? There is some bad feedback online about them overcharging?
Yes I have and my mates he maybe on the dearer side up to you to barter a bite considering the present financial climate. His work is good and he uses the best materials, I honestly haven't seen a bad job. Why don't you give Bruce B a pm and see if he knows anyone as he is local other ribnetters that maybe able to help are Tony Hill and Seaskills.
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I have no issues with Trail West - perhaps a bit more expensive than some, but does a good job.

You could maybe try Munros (01631 564463) or All Cars and Commercials (01631 565555)

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Yep me too - we use trail west for all the work on our trailers and they always do a good job
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Bought a DIY kit off the internet when I got quotes for fitting around here.
Good quality package by a well known maker came with full instructions and all parts went together like clockwork and worked out £250 cheaper. 4 hours with a mate.
Was so easy fitted another to my van.
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Thanks everyone for your advice, will try trail west for a price, was going to try a diy kit but was told I would have to remove bumper and I dont fair well with those plastic clips.
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Let us know how you get on as it will be of interest to others in the area.
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Old 26 July 2011, 13:18   #12
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Best price ive had so far is £376+vat fitted, I can buy the same tow bar kit for £100 retail with free delivery? What to do?
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Try these

Try this company for a price for DIY and get a local garage to fit. I got a witter tow bar very cheap compared to companies that specialise in the full service and my local garage fitted it and did the electrics for around £35 from memory about two years ago.

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Best price ive had so far is £376+vat fitted, I can buy the same tow bar kit for £100 retail with free delivery? What to do?
What year is your car
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Try these to see if any good for you.

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of course there are lots of other companies all desperate for your money but i only chose these ones as they supplied mine hassle free.
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Give it a go yourself, if you have any probs take it to a local garage they'll be able to help.
Done a few towbars to cars in my time. You'd be amazed how easily a bumper comes off. Hardest part is the electrics (tracing wiring), but many now have the straight plug in unit to the electrics.

Easiest I've done was the Terrano I currently use. 2 brackets under the bumper, hold up towbar, fit 4 bolts, sorted.
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Ive been trying to get a hold of trail west with no luck, im going to see if they will fit. If not I will be fitting myself.
Thanks for all the advice and websites
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Managed to get a hold of trail west today, they've been on holiday.
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