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06-08-2011 02:51 AM
Artillerydave Got towbar fitted today, ended up getting a cracking price of 175 fully fitted for a swan neck Ford factory fit ball, and single electrics. Lee from Wigan Towbars did it, he is fully mobile so came to me to fit. Did a nice job of it and put in full fused relay for the electrics so should perform ace. I'd recommend him to others.

06-02-2011 03:54 PM
rafletcher Flanged means that the hook/ball is attached to the towbar with 4 bolts through the flanges on bar and hook, so you can if you wish fit something else to the towbar. Some cycle carriers have a plate that you can sandwich between the hook and bar flanges. A swan neck is a one-piece bar and hook, so any/all attachments have to be to the ball.
06-01-2011 01:45 AM
Artillerydave Indespension are so far cheapest, with 240 for a flange, and 228 for a swan neck, not quite sure of the difference though?
05-31-2011 05:03 AM
Artillerydave Cheers Richard, have e-mailed them, and MDS Towbars for a quote will see what they come back with!
05-30-2011 11:27 PM
Richard G Depends who's labour rates
Ford @ 90 /hr = 2 hours

Ours was done some while ago by these

05-30-2011 11:17 PM
Artillerydave Cheers Richard, just checked the link through their website and coming in at 344 fitted for a basic flange ball. Seems a bit steep to me. Looking at them on e-bay for around 80 - 100 supply only obviously.

Is there really 200 ish quids worth of labour needed to fit one?
05-30-2011 10:26 PM
Richard G Depending where in the NW you are. Witter's themselves are close to Chester

05-30-2011 10:05 PM
Artillerydave Hi guys,

picking up my 57 plate C max tomorrow, and am looking at either getting a tow bar fitted, or fitting one myself. Any advice on places to buy, respective fitting costs and recommended places in North West England would be most welcome.

Am a reasonably competent individual, however not sure regarding vehicle electrics and the like. Any and all advice welcomed.
05-30-2011 09:07 PM
Richard G
Originally Posted by GW0LDZ
Even though it is 57 registered (Sept) I think it is the earlier version.
Ex mobility so probably bought cheaper at end of run, but only 9500 on the clock.
I am assuming an 08 towbar will fit this.
Anyone know different.


The month and year of build from the VIN
Production Year and Month (digits 11 and 12)
|_A_|1980|_B_|_R_|_A_|_G_|_C_|_K_|_D_|_E_|_L_|_Y_| _S_|_T_|
|_B_|1981|_J_|_U_|_M_|_P_|_B_|_R_|_A_|_G_|_C_|_K_| _D_|_E_|
|_C_|1982|_L_|_Y_|_S_|_T_|_J_|_U_|_M_|_P_|_B_|_R_| _A_|_G_|
|_D_|1983|_C_|_K_|_D_|_E_|_L_|_Y_|_S_|_T_|_J_|_U_| _M_|_P_|
|_E_|1984|_B_|_R_|_A_|_G_|_C_|_K_|_D_|_E_|_L_|_Y_| _S_|_T_|
|_F_|1985|_J_|_U_|_M_|_P_|_B_|_R_|_A_|_G_|_C_|_K_| _D_|_E_|
|_G_|1986|_L_|_Y_|_S_|_T_|_J_|_U_|_M_|_P_|_B_|_R_| _A_|_G_|
|_H_|1987|_C_|_K_|_D_|_E_|_L_|_Y_|_S_|_T_|_J_|_U_| _M_|_P_|
|_J_|1988|_B_|_R_|_A_|_G_|_C_|_K_|_D_|_E_|_L_|_Y_| _S_|_T_|
|_K_|1989|_J_|_U_|_M_|_P_|_B_|_R_|_A_|_G_|_C_|_K_| _D_|_E_|
|_L_|1990|_L_|_Y_|_S_|_T_|_J_|_U_|_M_|_P_|_B_|_R_| _A_|_G_|
|_M_|1991|_C_|_K_|_D_|_E_|_L_|_Y_|_S_|_T_|_J_|_U_| _M_|_P_|
|_N_|1992|_B_|_R_|_A_|_G_|_C_|_K_|_D_|_E_|_L_|_Y_| _S_|_T_|
|_P_|1993|_J_|_U_|_M_|_P_|_B_|_R_|_A_|_G_|_C_|_K_| _D_|_E_|
|_R_|1994|_L_|_Y_|_S_|_T_|_J_|_U_|_M_|_P_|_B_|_R_| _A_|_G_|
|_S_|1995|_C_|_K_|_D_|_E_|_L_|_Y_|_S_|_T_|_J_|_U_| _M_|_P_|
|_T_|1996|_B_|_R_|_A_|_G_|_C_|_K_|_D_|_E_|_L_|_Y_| _S_|_T_|
|_V_|1997|_J_|_U_|_M_|_P_|_B_|_R_|_A_|_G_|_C_|_K_| _D_|_E_|
|_W_|1998|_L_|_Y_|_S_|_T_|_J_|_U_|_M_|_P_|_B_|_R_| _A_|_G_|
|_X_|1999|_C_|_K_|_D_|_E_|_L_|_Y_|_S_|_T_|_J_|_U_| _M_|_P_|
|_Y_|2000|_B_|_R_|_A_|_G_|_C_|_K_|_D_|_E_|_L_|_Y_| _S_|_T_|
|_1_|2001|_J_|_U_|_M_|_P_|_B_|_R_|_A_|_G_|_C_|_K_| _D_|_E_|
|_2_|2002|_L_|_Y_|_S_|_T_|_J_|_U_|_M_|_P_|_B_|_R_| _A_|_G_|
|_3_|2003|_C_|_K_|_D_|_E_|_L_|_Y_|_S_|_T_|_J_|_U_| _M_|_P_|
|_4_|2004|_B_|_R_|_A_|_G_|_C_|_K_|_D_|_E_|_L_|_Y_| _S_|_T_|
|_5_|2005|_J_|_U_|_M_|_P_|_B_|_R_|_A_|_G_|_C_|_K_| _D_|_E_|
|_6_|2006|_L_|_Y_|_S_|_T_|_J_|_U_|_M_|_P_|_B_|_R_| _A_|_G_|
|_7_|2007|_C_|_K_|_D_|_E_|_L_|_Y_|_S_|_T_|_J_|_U_| _M_|_P_|
|_8_|2008|_B_|_R_|_A_|_G_|_C_|_K_|_D_|_E_|_L_|_Y_| _S_|_T_|

Production Sequence Number (digits 13 and 17)
from 10001 to 59999

05-27-2011 09:39 PM
GW0LDZ Even though it is 57 registered (Sept) I think it is the earlier version.Ex mobility so probably bought cheaper at end of run, but only 9500 on the clock.I am assuming an 08 towbar will fit this.Anyone know different.
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