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Fitting a tow bar to AS Bourton 2019

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Post by Skizzydo Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:07 pm

Has anyone had a tow bar fitting fitted to  a 2019 (onwards ) AS Bourton, and was there any serious weight penalties involved ? And how much modification is required at the rear end fairing etc?
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Post by Jimyd Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:28 pm

We have one fitted on a 19 plate MB auto. It has 2 small cuts in the lower fairing. Weight wise its not a light towbar as there are 2 1.5m parallel flange channels that run forwards underneath, so quite sturdy. Think it was fitted by a company in Stoke and is manufactured / supplied by a company called motorhometowing.co.uk.
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Post by Skizzydo Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:40 pm

Thanks for the heads up on that. It might be easier to replace the bike rack with a lowering one, as my wife is now considering an E bike. The spirit is willing but the flesh isn’t too keen in lifting heavy things nowadays .
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Post by FreelanderUK Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:54 pm

Don't forget to check what the weight limit is on the bike rack if you go down that route

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Post by Boggie Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:18 pm

Hi Jimyd
Are you able to post any pictures of the 2 channels that you mentioned and how they are attached at the forward end and at the towbar frame? Also of the cutout on the rear valance.
We have a similar 2019 Merc Auto Bourton and I am interested to find out what mods are necessary to install a towbar.
Many thanks. If you can’t post photos, PM me and I can give you an email address to send them to.
Thanks,
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Post by JWhyte Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:44 pm

We had a towbar fitted to our 2020 Bourton a couple of months ago.  The towbar is heavy and as Jimyd said the have to fit extenders and cut a little into the back skirt.  We weighed the moho a couple of weeks ago and with my husband and a full tank of diesel it weighed 3360  [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] , leaving 140 kg for me, some food and clothes.  We don't travel with water, so in our case it's still possible with care to meet the 3500kg weight limit.
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Post by ourannie Fri Aug 27, 2021 6:36 pm

Had one fitted by Armitage at Ferrybridge just off the M62, real good job.
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