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Old 19 April 2006, 16:56   #31
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Maybe my mistake - i though most vans (e.g. transits) had 15" or bigger wheels. However my trailers have had 10 or 12" wheels.
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Old 21 April 2006, 12:32   #32
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Unibody Vehicles

I have access to a Jeep Cherokee but not all the time. I am considering putting a tow hitch on my Toyota Scion TC (Made for American market only, I think). Toyota says no towing at all but others think it can tow 1000 to 2000 pounds. Are most cars these days unibody? I have a feeling they say no towing becuase of our litigatous American society. Any thoughts?

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Old 21 April 2006, 13:42   #33
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In Europe, cars have to be type approved for towing. This approval sets out the towbar mount points so that third parties can manufacture and fit the appropriate brackets. Only a small number of cars, such as the Ford Ka, aren't type approved for towing, and I believe that there aren't any kits manufactured for these vehicles. To tow with one in Europe would be illlegal. The Ford Ka is similar in market position to the Toyota Scion - ie trendy motorised shoppong trolley

PS my compliments to you on posting in such a lucid and logical manner whilst under the influence!

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