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Old 06 June 2007, 15:57   #1
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Hi all
Might seem a stupid question but does anyone know of a company that would fit a towbar to my camper(Hymer Camp on Ford Transit Base) before The Priory Bay Cruise on 7/8th July?
I was hoping there would be one within the Oxford/Swindon Area but the nearest so far is Stoke on Trent and they have a waiting list of 6 weeks?
Most smaller companies will not touch them so would have to be a specialist.
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Old 06 June 2007, 16:05   #2
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Surly if it's a regular transit chassis it would be fairly stright forward. Hayling trailers seem to have a good reputation, maybe try them. Or, maybe do it your self? I put one on my last car. Took an hour or so and I'm no expert! Much cheaper too - have a look on ebay for a cheap towbar. Most come with instructions.
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Hi, check these out. They are the biggest generic tow bar people in uk.
http://www.witter-towbars.co.uk/
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mine is a towtal on a burstner 747, they do a nice job and can do some specialist towbars as well if that suits you. mine has arms that slide in so i can carry a 150kg motorbike on a rack on the back.....cool!

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These people are great and helpful. They put a front tow bar on my car and did a super job:

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Thanks folks
Unfortunately its not the chassis which is the problem it is the overhang and there are apparently all sorts of new rules which have to be abided. Hugh - "Towtal" are the ones I mentioned, they are in Stoke on Trent and they have a waiting list beyond The Priory Bay Cruise. I will try some of the others mentioned but not holding my breath that they will be able to do it.
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Towsure do them

They are bespoke made, as long as it is an ALKO chassis, which most these days are. They have a specific dept for it tel: 0114 250 3045

Hopefully that might help you out.

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... as long as it is an ALKO chassis, which most these days are.
Transits don't use the ALKO chassis


I made my own motorhome towbar a couple of years ago (Fiat Maxi chassis) - a bit of a fiddle, but a tidy enough job in the end. Any decent welder/fabricator should be able to knock one up for you.

What are the 'all sorts of new rules' and when were they introduced?
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