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Post by Pwilks1 on Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:21 pm

Hi have a broadway fb 2018 with 2 corner steadies and was told it need extensive work to fit a tow bar today as any member had a tow bar fitted to theirs and was it a good idea?
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Post by Gromit on Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:28 pm

Who told you it needs extensive work?

The steadies may need to come off, but I'm pretty certain it's the same chassis fitting as ours, and the towbar simply bolts onto it.

I'm not sure what you mean by, "Was it a good idea?"  If you want to tow anything I'd say it was a cracking idea!  shrugg  

Can you explain what you have in mind, then it may be possible to give a more reasoned reply.
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Post by Paulmold on Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:32 pm

According to Watling Towbars the steadied have to be removed and chassis extensions added. Download the list from here...

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Post by Pwilks1 on Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:20 pm

I meant does it cause any prob to the structure underneath. Extensive work came from the tow bar company in West Yorkshire by email with the quote.
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Post by Libraryman2 on Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:21 pm

I had a 2016 Broadway the steadies had to be removed for my Towbar to be fitted.
No other work was required for the Towbar...

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Post by Pwilks1 on Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:26 pm

Thanks Ray for that may have to do the same to mine then
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Post by richard.d.m on Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:05 pm

we had our towbar fitted by j&g ainleys in halifax they took the steadys off then re fixed them but as we never used them  anyway i removed them myself . price wise they were not too bad
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Post by Pwilks1 on Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:47 pm

Thanks will give them a ring c what they say.
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Post by big'nuf on Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:00 pm

Cost me just £800 for a chap to come to my house, remove my steadies, supply and fit a proper Alco chassis towbar and dedicated electrics....took him about 3 hours and did a cracking job....
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Post by Pwilks1 on Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:03 pm

Have you still got his name? I live in Wakefield if he travels far
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Post by RogerThat on Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:41 pm

@Pwilks If you fancy a trip to the other side of the Pennines, I've used a guy called Mick in the past, also does a cracking job :)

Details - http://www.motorhometowbarslancashire.co.uk

Well priced too allthumbz
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Post by AngleseyJJ on Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:54 pm

We have a 2016 Broadway fb es. As Paulmold says, Watling Engineering will say you need chassis extensions to fit a towbar. They told me it was because of the long rear overhang - and the whole thing would add 60-70kg (if I recall correctly) to the weight, seriously reducing our payload. If you haven't already done so, do open the bonnet and have a look at your plated weight allowances - we have zilch for towing. We gave up on towing and upgraded the suspension and tyres under the guidance of SV Tech.

The vehicle now takes more weight, but it is a hell of a job, though, getting that grand piano inside the vehicle! smile!
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Post by bazjaq on Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:21 pm

We have the Broadway EK! We went through all this rigmarole when deciding whether or not to have a tow bar. In the end we went the Lincoln Towbars in Branston near Lincoln. Gave the the exact model and they ordered the towbar, when it arrived it had the holes already drilled for the steadies at no extra cost.
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