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 Post subject: Towbar for a VW
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:55 am 
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I need to get a towbar fitted to my VW. Anyone know of an Essex or Herts based fitter they would recommend?

Also any bike rack recomedations appreciated. Needs to be able to take odly shped DH rigs.


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 Post subject: Re: Towbar for a VW
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:04 pm 
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You got a VW then!

The garage that does all my VW servicing will fit a towbar but Colchester may be a bit of a drive

I have the super sturdy thule 3 bike rack which I wasn't planning on taking to NZ so you are welcome to buy it off me


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 Post subject: Re: Towbar for a VW
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:08 pm 
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Location: Westcliff-On-Sea
Ask Damo, He recommended a towbar place to somebody on here a couple of months back :)

Rack... This is what I use.. http://www.maxxraxx.co.uk/products.html
I then use the http://www.maxxraxx.co.uk/Accessories/xbar.html to cater for bikes with no bar, etc...


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 Post subject: Re: Towbar for a VW
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:39 pm 
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gladdice wrote:
You got a VW then!


I am a touran man now amigo.. sorry couldnt wait for yours.


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 Post subject: Re: Towbar for a VW
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:42 pm 
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Welcome to the club, which I wont be a member of for too much longer.

let me know on rack - I am sure I can sort out special friend price!


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 Post subject: Re: Towbar for a VW
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:47 pm 
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I had a Thule rear mount for my Touran, so no towbar needed. Was only a 2 bike carrier though, but it's a cheaper option than getting the towbar.

Great cars the Touran!

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 Post subject: Re: Towbar for a VW
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:52 pm 
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Which rack is it joel? model number?


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 Post subject: Re: Towbar for a VW
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:07 pm 
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Tis the 3 bike G5 909 - not on the current thule website but review below from bikeradar. Was their top of the line rack and I have been impressed so far, the tilt option with all three bikes on to get in to the boot is great.

http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/ ... -909-33722


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 Post subject: Towbar for a VW
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:42 pm 
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Touareg here, hence the need for towbar mount rack. Too high to use roof option, etc..


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 Post subject: Re: Towbar for a VW
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:51 pm 
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I bought one of these:
[url][http://www.wiggle.co.uk/saris-gran-fondo-2-bike-rack//url]

Bit expensive, but very easy to use and you wont get your bike all scratched up on the car rack. on the trails is a different story

Highly recommend it.


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