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PostSubject: Towbar   Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:50 pm

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I'm thinking about fitting a towbar, but I'm not sure if the UK Hiace van up to 96 is the same as my import cruising cabin poptop camper. It's type KD-KZH116G-GHPDT. I don't have a UK model to compare mine with. Anyone advise please?
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:53 am

this mob do towbars for imports but be warned they aint cheap...... if you do discover if the UK soec one fits be sure to let us know...cheers Very Happy


http://www.watling-towbars.co.uk/
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:38 am

My 97 SC has a standard towbar fitted that would go on a domestic model Hiace. Rear chassis is the same even though it is coil sprung instead of the domestic leaf rear end.

Only problem was the resonator bumps it. I'll get it cut off and a new one hung. Also get a droopy tip to prevent exhaust ash on legs . tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:09 am

I have been trying to get a look at a domestic market one to see if it was similiar but aint had a chance...... considering the last 2 towbars I 've purchesed have been around 100 inc postage (x-trail and a bongo) I find the price watlings is charging a bit of a rip off....
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:07 pm

Couldn't help you there. Since I'm in Sydney clown .

But I imagine the chassis is the same all over the world.

They're not really supposed to have too high a limit on towing capacity due to the way the bar mounts to the chassis. I don't know how some of the members here go towing huge twin axle caravans Shocked . The Delica is supposed to have better towing capacity but has a less powerful engine Rolling Eyes .
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:05 pm

I have fitted a watlings towbar. I can sen you the part number when I get home later if its of any use.
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:56 pm

Thanks guys
Searching around I've found a few but this is the cheapest. It's for a Compact. Does that mean it's a short wheel base? Or maybe there's no difference at the back anyway, where the bar attaches. It's 69inc vat. Here's the link. There's a pdf on it too.
http://www.towsure.com/product/15125-Towbar-_Toyota_Hi-Ace_Compact_94-97
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:50 pm

dont know what chassis you have but when I sent watlings mine..119.,, they had never made one before so sent me the fitting details to see if it looked like it would fit...and it looks some what similiar ..... if you buy one let us know how you get on ... it seems a far better price than watlings...
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:23 pm

How did you get on with finding a towbar alfazar Question
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:58 pm

I kinda changed my mind a bit to be honest. Was going to sell my Passat (with towbar) and use the hiace as a second car to wife's Polo. Now I think I might keep the Passat so I don't really need the towbar as urgently.
Had also been thinking of engineering a hinge-out bike rack from the towbar but I've gone and bought a VWT4 Fiamma rack which I've modified to fit, so thats another reason why I don't need a towbar! I'll pm you with a link for a cheap one though, seeing as you're first to ask. If you don't want it,you could post it up here for someone else maybe?
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:58 pm

just purchased and modified a T4 fiamma myself...... great piece of kit .... had one on my bongo...also had the box, but sold the lot with the bongo.... Crying or Very sad .... hence I bought a new one... Very Happy... no box though .... need to keep an eye on ebay for a cheapie Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Mon May 05, 2008 5:51 pm

bought that tow bar you put me on to alfazar... let you know how I get on with fitting it....
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:42 am

jimsmim wrote:
this mob do towbars for imports but be warned they aint cheap...... if you do discover if the UK soec one fits be sure to let us know...cheers Very Happy


http://www.watling-towbars.co.uk/

Ture they r not cheap, but they did a good job on mine!!
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:57 am

took mine to a watlings specialist after speaking to em on the phone.told to come back in a few hours only to get a phone call an hour and a half later telling me it wouldnt go on.then got home to find they had creased the rear flaps behind the wheels,tuncs!i ended up ringing a bloke out the yellow pages who came round and did the bizz next day.
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PostSubject: bought a towbar   Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:57 pm

just bought this off ebay for a hiace
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:34 pm

i think that looks the one on mine... Does it mention the manufacturer/ model on the label ?
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:53 pm

not got it yet our kid got it me off flee bay this morning 40 quid delivered to the door bargain ill let you know when it arrives
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:19 pm

towbar arrived its a watlings twin electric well pleased somthing going right for a change .
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:19 pm

its got a silver sticker on it will try to reads it if needs be
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:06 pm

dont look like this towbar is going to fit the holes in the chassis leg are not there and i dont think i can get a drill in there going to have a good look tomorrow as i have got bumper off to repaint .
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:22 pm

scooter wrote:
just bought this off ebay for a hiace
going to sell this towbar so offers please i am in bolton north west uk
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:30 pm

Spoke to soon.. sorry it didnt work out
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:57 pm

You may have to drill holes but there should be dimples in the chassis?

May be worth marking them and get a garage to drill them for you?
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PostSubject: Re: Towbar   Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:09 pm

jimsmim wrote:
bought that tow bar you put me on to alfazar... let you know how I get on with fitting it....

How did you get on with that towbar jimsmim?
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