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    Default Renault Master towbar - advice for those contemplating

    Had to have a towbar for the Master for Bathurst duties, so the search began.

    No luck with after-market, so went for the Dealer option. Purchased.

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    Sought a price for Dealer fitting - $719. Uggh!

    Hmm ... have fitted a towbar or three in my time but to much older cars.

    Climbs under vehicle. All looks fairly straight forward.

    Checks local towbar fella - he's never fitted one to a Master but reckons $200 (with wiring done, 7 pin flat)

    He gets the job (I know, I should have done it but the back aint what it used to be ...)

    Moral of the story?

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    It'll probably be 3-400aud landed:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Towbar-for...ht_2526wt_1140

    I ordered in one for the 407, it's a very nicely made ( STRONG ) towbar they sent. Postage will probably multiples of the purchase price, but check with them either way, it'll still work out about 1/2 the local price.

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    Is the fitting for the UK towbar the same type as here? Now that I've finally sold the Focus, I need to figure out how to attach the bike to my Clio. Won't fit in the car at all (it might if I take out both front seats), so looking at roof racks with bike carrier, or tow bar with bike rack. I already have the bike rack for towbar, it's easier to carry multiple bikes that way, and to load the bikes on, so that's my preference at the moment if I can find a tow bar.

    I had a look on Ebay, but the UK towbars don't seem to have the tongue and ball like we do here, rather a different connection (although the actual ball is the same), so not sure how that would work.

    Coincidentally my little 1004kg 1.4 litre 5 speed manual Clio has a maximum towing capacity of 1200kg (braked), compared to the 750kg breaked capacity of my 2.0 litre 1368kg auto Focus could (the manual Focus is 900kg).

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    Be careful with O/S towbars.
    They do not necessarily meet Australian standards.
    Aussie bars have allowable load, I.D. and compliance plate.

    Suggest you check the towbar thread... never know there may be a clio one listed there cheeep..

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    Thanks Steve. Just found the towbar thread. Didn't even know it was there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve K View Post
    Be careful with O/S towbars.
    They do not necessarily meet Australian standards.
    Aussie bars have allowable load, I.D. and compliance plate.

    Suggest you check the towbar thread... never know there may be a clio one listed there cheeep..
    None of mine do ....... It's the last thing I'd worry about. I think there's 4 CX's and 2 D's, a range rover and a 407 in the yard that are "not legal" then

    Stamp up your own plate if it really worries you

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    '63 ID19 http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90325
    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


    Modern Junk:
    '07 Poogoe 407 HDi 6spd manual

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