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Old Dec 7th, 2019, 00:22   #11
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Doesnt the P2200 on the label indicate its for an estate?
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I think it probably does. I forgot that.
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Old Dec 8th, 2019, 10:03   #13
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Looks like Ive found my tow bar (hitch) ;-))
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FYI: Shows where the bolts go through to the angle iron brace in the spare wheel well Sorry no picture of that but might get round to it.
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I think I still have the fitting instructions that came with ours as you could still buy them new, if you get stuck
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Doesnt the P2200 on the label indicate its for an estate?

Yes thats the idicator if it is still there
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Old Dec 9th, 2019, 01:08   #17
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Alternatively try towbar manufacturers Watling Towbars in St Albans. They list a towbar for the Amazon and will usually fabricate it if it isn't in stock. It would come with fitting instructions, bolts and a conventional flange type towball fitting.
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The issue with most aftermarket ones is that they go through the bumper
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Derek,
Thanks for the photo, I hadn't noticed those holes before. They seem to be full of a caulk and will need cleaning up. How thick should the angle iron be? Surely the side bars must fit to the chassis as well?

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The tow bar side plates fit to the bumper iron attachment bolts. You may have to use longer bolts. Use good quality ones. I doubt if the line of staggered bolt holes is done at the factory. The original instructions may have come with a dimensioned strip for marking them out or you drilled to match the angle iron, I think my interior bar is an angle section, not positive, but that would be better as it is stiffer and stronger. 2" angle about 3/16" thick or about the same thickness as the mating back bar on the tow bar? Can't tell you but if I go up the garage I will check. The spacer washers are about 1/4" thick.
As said, I wasn't fitting it as a first fit. I removed it to fit the stainless rear bumper. It was also a good excuse to paint it. I then refitted it the same as it was.
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