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Does the quality of towbars differ that much between brands?
I want to get one fitted to carry a bike carrier or camping trailer. Had a couple of quotes around the £200 mark for a Witter with single electrics, fitted. A quick scan of t'internet shows I can pick up a new 'no-brand' towbar for £80 and I reckon my local mechanic will fit it for £50.
What's the advice - brand name or brand namelss??
 

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Not sure , but I think towbars are now part of the MOT test?
There are towbars that dont meet european type approval, but are much cheaper I:.
Not sure what the implications are of fitting a non approved towbar, but theres plenty of info here

hope that helps T:
 

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Cheers Rhinochaser. I think I gave him a call today. I forget the name of the garage, but it came up from the Witter website. He was quite a bit dearer that some of the other quotes I've had today, probably does a cracking job though.
My local mechanic said he'd fit it for me for £50 so I think I'll try and buy one and take it down to him.

This is what I've got my eye on so far:

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-Tow-Bar-FITS-VOLKSWAGEN-VW-Transporter-T4-91To03_W0QQitemZ290321106815QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item43987c877f&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1683%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Witter-Towbar-VW-CARAVELLE-TRANSPORTER-T4-MODEL_W0QQitemZ200336696966QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item2ea4ff6686&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1683%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50
Need the electrics with the second one, but with £50 fitted, they're both a decent deal comapred with the £225-£260 I've been quoted.
 
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