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Post by janevinton on Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:38 pm

We've just taken the plunge and opted to trade in our Clubman for a Devon. We need to get a towbar fitted, any recommendations, preferably not too far from Derby?
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Re: Devon towbar

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:57 pm

May be too far but I can recommend Watling Engineers, nr St Albans, easy off the M1.

They have AS Devon listed so know the van.

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

My Gloucester was fitted with a Towitall bar when I got it, and fits well. They are near Chesterfield.

http://www.towitall.co.uk/towbars/motorhomes.aspx

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Re: Devon towbar

Post by willy eckerslike on Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:51 pm

Can't help with the tow bar but a great choice of van

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Re: Devon towbar

Post by Liam on Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:20 pm

Hi, As you mention that Derby is more convenient for you , why not contact Motor Plus the main Auto Sleeper Dealer in Derby and seek their advice of tow Bar Fitter/Supplier. I know they did use a local tow bar fitter when we bought our van from them 3 years ago and we were considering having one fitted. We didn't bother in the end.
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Re: Devon towbar

Post by janevinton on Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:40 am

Thanks, we'll look at the options, one of which is to get Motor Plus to fit it but we were looking to see if others are cheaper.
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Re: Devon towbar

Post by Redwink on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:17 am

Don't hold me to this, but if your vehicle does not have a gross mass train weight listed alongside the other weights, it may not be suitable to have a towbar fitted?
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Post by janevinton on Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:48 pm

Red wink, thanks, I've now been able to check and it has a MGTW of 5300kg
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Re: Devon towbar

Post by Redwink on Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:31 pm

One thing, did you check the AS conversion weight label, I believe some don't show the mass train weight, so makes unsuitable for tow bar, best check with AS
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Post by Gromit on Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:11 pm

Probably the easiest way of all to check if it's suitable for a towbar is to ask Watling Towbars to fit oneĀ - as mentioned earlier by Ploughlin.

They have an excellent reputation for refusing to fit anything which they consider to be unsafe, as they did when I wanted to carry a scooter on a rear rack.

I would feel confident in taking their advice.

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Re: Devon towbar

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:19 pm


If your AS weight plate looks like this , you are ok.

If it has no GTW and shows a EU type approval across the top, no towing without spending money with SVTech.

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Re: Devon towbar

Post by Pete Taylor on Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:12 pm

I had a tow bar fitted to our Stanton (same as Devon) in Stoke- not too far from Derby.

http://towtal.co.uk/

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Re: Devon towbar

Post by janevinton on Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:15 pm

Just collected the van today, with a Watling towbar fitted by Motor Plus. Autosleeper manual confirms gross train mass of 5200, same as plate.
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