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Fiona
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PostSubject: Towbar....   Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:03 am

Has anyone fitted a toebar to their hiace? Is it costly to do? Can it be done with the fuel tank where it is?
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar....   Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:50 pm

Trailer for the kids?
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar....   Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:05 am

Yeah tow bar is no problem i fitted one myself. It is the same as normal Hiace. Some fitting company's won't touch it being an import but you can insist that it's the same chassis as our Aussie Hiace's of that year model.
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar....   Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:18 am

so even though the fuel tank & spare tyre are right there?
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar....   Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:36 am

The fuel tank and spare are there on all of them -

http://www.haymanreese.com.au/mmysearch.asp?Change=Model
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar....   Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:53 am

lol @ for the kids

No, we may need to move & husband thinks putting a towbar & hiring a trailer is a good option to move the contents that comes with 7 people 3000kms to cairns QLD.... Me not so much.

What the towing capacity on them? 99 3ltr diesel
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar....   Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:54 am

sorry, I would just google but I don't know where to look, I don't even know who installs towbars.....
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar....   Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:50 pm

Why not contact the link I gave you and click on "stockists" then ask the stockists who fits towbars in that particular area?
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar....   Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:07 pm

To be honest Fiona, moving to Queensland I would rent a truck. I think it could be cheaper in the long run.
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar....   Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:30 pm

yeah thats what I think. I think it would kill the car & take longer taking it that way. It s along way & HOT.

ETA- Yeah I will contact them if it becomes more likely we'll do it.
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar....   Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:05 am

I had to modify the muffler bracket on mine and move muffler from hitting on tow bar.
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar....   Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:23 am

lloks like I wont need to worry, the job the move is for will cover our moving costs.
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar....   Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:26 am

Fiona~~ I got my 1997, Supple and fitted, While i waited (90 min ) At carolsel towbars,
In Morebank (Liverpool) and for only $345, and wired up too
They have them in stock,
ps,, It did not come with a smile !!!! A wee bit grumpy,
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PostSubject: Tow bar for 1992 LH100   Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:03 pm

srburnsy wrote:
Yeah tow bar is no problem i fitted one myself. It is the same as normal Hiace. Some fitting company's won't touch it being an import but you can insist that it's the same chassis as our Aussie Hiace's of that year model.

srburnsy, do you mean the tow bar for SC are the same a UK spec Hiace van or minibus?
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar....   Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:32 pm

All 100series Hiace's share the same chassis so yes the UK spec vans should be no different? Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar....   Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:38 am

May not have the holes or captive nuts in place as towbars are illegal in Japan.
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar....   Sat May 19, 2012 11:15 pm

if its anything yesterday i found myself dragging a trailer for 200 miles in mine , the trailer weighs near a ton , the cars 1660kg , so were talking a fair degree of weight and i was a little concerned for the old girl , mines a 3.0td auto

as it happened the trailer when empty was near ignored , there was a slight drop in acceleration but not much , this surprised me as i thought id struggle , with the car on the back ( toyota celica gt4 gen6 st205) it still pulled happily enough , ok it was never going to set any speed records but it was about as quick as my old 2.0 petrol space cruiser , i wasnt a liability trundling around and once on the move it wasnt easy to keep to the speed limit due to the weight , at one point we accidentally hit 68 mph and i kept it at 60 all the way home without a moments trouble , hills were also ok , fuel wasnt at around the 15 mpg ( oops )

good if a little bouncy is the verdict for towing with them
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar....   Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:41 pm

Hey all

I have an interesting one for you all.

Went to get a towbar fitted on my M reg (1994/95) lwb, 4x4, japanese import camper today at lnb towbars in Bristol UK for a quoted 225 all in. I get a call this afternoon and he tells me that they have ordered the part for a 1995 Hiace (which is stated on docs) but mine is actually a 1994 therefore the part they ordered doesn't fit. They have tried everywhere for the right part without success and they best they can do is get one manufactured for 335. I said I'd think about it and they tried to charge me forthem ordering the wrong part, I believe is their mistake (they are the towbar experts right!). Anyway, got out of there without paying after a little debate on the issue.

A hiace towbar search on ebay (not the most reliable I guess) and I find options for 2WD, 4WD, SWB, LBW, 1990-97, 1994-97, late 1995, 1996, etc, etc, and various combinations of the above!

So, who is right and what van have I got? Discuss!

Grateful for any advice and clarification
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar....   Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:19 am

Hi,

go to the site http://www.toyodiy.com/parts/q.html and enter your VIN or chassis number and it should bring up all your vehicle's details. I have found it very useful to determine exactly what vehicle I've got.

Cheers,

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PostSubject: Re: Towbar....   Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:58 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Towbar....   Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:59 pm

toyodiy seems to have done the trick. I appear to have an LH129V. No reason to doubt it as all the other details are correct - 4WD, auto, window van, hightop, etc.

plenty of towbars on fleebay. My choices seem to be 1990-95 or 1994-97 suggesting there was an overlap in model production. Given that numb nuts ordered part for a 1995 and told me mine was a 1994, I am betting I need the 1990-95.

Sent another email to towequipe who are selling both parts so we'll see what they have to offer.
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar....   Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:24 am

Fitted one to a lh123 no prob
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